Thomas Bishop, PsyD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist/Johnson City Center

Thomas Bishop 

Dr. Bishop grew up in Flint and Swartz Creek Michigan and attended Saginaw Valley State University. He completed his Masters degree in general/experimental psychology from Central Michigan University. It was there that he became excited about research and developed an interest in the neurosciences. Out of an attempt to bring several areas of his life together he was lead to Wheaton College where he studied the interface between biology, psychology, and spirituality. Dr. Bishop completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology after his internship in Kansas with the Wichita Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium and Prairie View in 1998. He went on to serve with Prairie View where he practiced as a generalist and began to work within the primary care setting. Dr. Bishop also participated in consulting with agencies and hospitals on organizational health. In 2003 Dr. Bishop and his family moved to Tennessee to be part of Cherokee Health Systems and the pediatric primary care center in Talbott, TN. He joined the Johnson City Family Practice Residency Program in March 2012. His professional and research interest include primary care, rural and organizational health, faith and medicine, positive psychology in medical care, sports psychology, and neuropsychology.   Dr. Bishop and his wife Barb, who is brilliant in math, have three children, two in college and one that thinks she should already be in college. They are often found together on a trail, running, or camping. Dr. Bishop can be reached at bishoptw@etsu.edu.

 

Scholarly Activities

2013

Journal Publications

 

Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations
National and Regional

Bishop TW, Florence J. Teaching rural behavioral health to 3rd year medical students, an innovative approach using simulations & rural clinical immersion experiences in instruction. Presented at the National Rural Health Association's annual conference, May 2013, Louisville, KY.

Bishop T, Holt J, Floyd M. Improving patients' lifestyle behaviors: using inter-professional teams in training residents within a patient-centered medical home. Presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine annual meeting, May 2013, Baltimore, MD.

 

2012

Journal Publications

Books and/or Book Chapters

Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations
National and Regional

Bishop T, Gorniewicz J, Floyd, M. Using evocative patient narratives in two communication training modules for physicians: spirituality & cancer care and communication with families. Presented at the Behavioral Science Forum annual meeting, September 2012, Chicago, IL.

Bishop, T, Floyd, M. The process communication model: a group method to improve doctor-patient communication and innoculate resident stress. Presented at the Behavioral Science Forum, October 2012, Chicago, Illinois.