Since 1976, Dr. Thomas A. McElfresh has worked in community behavioral health and in private practice.
For 30+ years, he was a tenured Professor and Department Chair of the Mental Health and Addiction Services program at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton.
His specialized training, as a licensed clinical psychologist, has been in Integrative Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodrama, and Group Psychotherapy. Dr. McElfresh received advanced post-doctoral training at the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy. He also studied at the International Center for Study of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He is a Board Certified Human Services Practitioner.
He is a Life Member of the American Academy of Psychotherapists and a member of the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association.
Dr. McElfresh addresses community, civic, and professional organizations. His publications include articles and book chapters in the areas of psychotherapy, education, clinical supervision, and psychotherapy training. He also presents training seminars around the state, across the country, and in Europe.
Sample article: An Integrative Psychotherapy Approach to Education: Relational Needs in the Classroom. http://www.integrative-journal.com/index.php/ijip/article/view/85
Specializing in whole person approaches in working with adults and senior adults, Dr. McElfresh provides:
- individual psychotherapy
- group therapy
- psychological testing
- consultation to business & industry
- professional training
- clinical supervision
Areas of Expertise
- victims of trauma
- persons with disabilities and their families
- artists with creative blocks
- recovering alcoholics and addicts
- adults abused or neglected as children
- those with mid-life concerns
- those experiencing grief and loss
- medical and mental health professionals
- members of the clergy
- those who are anxious or depressed
- people who are lost and lonely