Michael Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Eastern University. Dr. Thomas is a licensed psychologist and his areas of specialty include eating disorders, religious/ spiritual issues, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). He is the co-director of Dine Eating Disorder Services (www.dinesupportgroup.com), an outpatient eating disorder treatment program based in the Philadelphia area with treatment locations in Pennsylvania on the Main Line, Scranton / Wilkes-Barre area, and Landenberg (just outside of Newark, DE). Dr. Thomas also serves as a psychologist within the Brandywine Hospital Eating Disorder Program and directs their internship training program. He and his wife, Lindley, serve as the leaders of the community group ministry and marriage mentoring program at Six:Eight Community Church in Ardmore, PA.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling
B.S. in Biblical Studies, Cairn University
Research and Selected Publications
Thomas, M., Moriarty, G., Davis, E., & Anderson, E. (2011). The effects of a manualized group-psychotherapy intervention on client God images and attachment to God: A pilot study. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 39, 44-58.
Moriarty, G., Thomas, M., Allmond, J. (2008). God image psychotherapy: Comparing approaches. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 8, 247-255. doi: 10.1300/J515v09n03-12
Olson, T., Tisdale, T. C., Davis, E. B., Moriarty, G. L., & Thomas, M. J. (2013, August). Effects of a manualized narrative-experiential group psychotherapy intervention on client god images, God attachment, and narrative identity. In E. B. Davis & G. L. Moriarty (Chairs), God images and god concepts: Advances in theory, assessment, treatment, and applied-research. Paper as part of a symposium conducted at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Honolulu, HI.