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Brad Thomas, PhD

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Dr. Brad is a clinical psychologist who enjoys working with people who want to improve their mental performance. He has been trained in dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and group therapies. Dr. Brad’s approach is integrative with a particular emphasis on the therapeutic relationship experienced through a strengths-based and cultural humility lens. He has conducted research in the areas of implicit racial bias, stereotype threat, and internalized racism in African-Americans.

Dr. Brad has been a predoctoral intern at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, NY where he provided weekly outpatient psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families from mostly minority backgrounds and underserved communities. Dr. Brad also led a cognitive behavioral therapy group for adolescent boys of color who sought therapeutic relief from the sometimes racial and psychological assaults of everyday life.

As a result of Dr. Brad’s record of academic excellence, he received two prestigious full scholarship (i.e. Merit and University Scholar) awards from City College to pursue his Ph.D. in clinical psychology. As a doctoral student, he was a highly-regarded teacher who taught undergraduate courses in Research Methods, Cognitive, Social, and Personality psychology. He also served as a peer supervisor to two second-year Ph.D. students in clinical psychology who were in adult and child intake classes, respectively.

Before becoming a clinical psychologist, Dr. Brad parlayed his prowess on the football field into a full scholarship to Boston College where he was personally recruited by and played for two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants. Dr. Brad also had a successful 15-year career as a model. He has appeared as the face of a New Balance sneaker campaign and walked the runways of New York and Milan Fashion Week. Dr. Brad has also been featured in Italian GQ, Glamour, and Vibe magazines.

Dr. Brad continues to be a highly sought-after fitness coach in NYC with over 15 years of experience. He has shown hundreds of people how easy it is to lose weight and tone up by eating more and exercising less. Dr. Brad believes that most wellness programs today fall short because they don’t include or seriously consider the psychological fitness of their clients.

As someone who has mastered the diet and exercise parts of working out, Dr. Brad felt it was time to take his training in a new and exciting direction. He wanted to do more for his clients by acknowledging the negative thoughts and feelings that were getting in the way of them reaching their full potential. That’s why Dr. Brad created the revolutionary company, Brad Thomas Mind Body.

 

Professional Highlights

  • Founder/CEO at Brad Thomas Mind Body, a CBT-focused Mind-Body Fitness group at Woodhull Hospital for adolescent boys of color with mood-related issues
  • Dissertation research presenter at City College’s 5th Annual Research and Scholarship Day
  • Executive Functioning Coach, Organizational Tutors, New York, NY
  • Full-Immersion Spanish Language Program in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Wharton School of Business Executive Education program
  • Clinical Psychology Intern at Woodhull Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • Student Therapist at The Psychological Center at City College, New York, NY
  • The New York Opinion, Sportswriter, New York, NY
  • Fitness Trainer at Lift Gym, New York, NY

 

Key Achievements

  • Featured as the top senior sportswriter complete with photo, byline, and bio in The New York Opinion.
  • Most read columnist for The New York Opinion over a two-year period.
  • His private enterprise Brad Thomas Mind Body featured in blogs and online publications such as refinery29.com that has over 27 million monthly unique viewers.

 

Publications and Presentations

  • The God of Speed. Glaze, 5-7, (2002).
  • Tiger Woods Rules the Black. The New York Opinion, 16-17, (2002).
  • Mr. Serious. The New York Opinion, 9-11, (2002).
  • Blake Not Smart Enough to Solve Swiss One. The New York Opinion, 10-13, (2003).
  • Attitude Adjustment. The New York Opinion, 21-23, (2004).
  • Ng, N., Thomas, B., & Prout, J. Therapist Self-Disclosure in Cross-Racial Therapy. Symposium Presentation at Boston College’s 13th Annual Diversity Challenge, Chestnut Hill, MA, (October 2013).
  • Ng, N., Thomas, B., & Prout, J. Therapist Self-Disclosure in Cross Racial Therapy. Symposium Presentation accepted to Teachers College 30th Annual Winter Roundtable Conference, New York, NY, (October 2013).
  • Thomas, B. Racial/Cultural Dimensions of Clients’ Presenting Problems in Cross-Racial Therapy. Poster Presentation accepted to Teachers College 31st Annual Winter Roundtable Conference, New York, NY, (February 2014).
  • Thomas, B. Romantic and Sexual Stereotypes of College-Educated, (February 2015)
  • African-American and White Men. Poster Presentation at Teachers College 32nd Annual Winter Roundtable Conference, New York, NY.

 

Additional Training

  • SIPS (Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes) Reliable, The City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY (September 2014)
  • SCID-I (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders) and SCID-II (Structured Clinical Interview for Axis II Disorders) Reliable, Beth Israel Hospital Brief Psychotherapy Research Program, New York, NY (October 2013)
  • Wharton School of Business, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (January 2011)

 

Education

  • Brad received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York – City College of New York
  • He completed his predoctoral internship at Woodhull Hospital
  • Brad worked as a psychologist-in-training at The Psychological Center at City College
  • He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from The New School
  • Dr. Brad received his BA in Broadcast Journalism from Hampton University
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