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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

 

2014

 

 

Papers, Abstracts, and/or Presentations:

 

Regional and National

 

Bishop, T, & Floyd, M. (October 2013).  Finding Harmony: An Inter-professional Team’s Use of Cancer Patient Stories in Improving Communication Instruction.  A presentation given at the Association for Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education 2013 Annual Meeting in Newport, Road Island.

 

Bishop, T, Floyd, M., Gorniewicz, J., & Janssen, C. (September 2013).  Cancer and Effective Communication: Using Stories of Families Facing Cancer in Teaching Clinicians.  A presentation given at the 34th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine Conference in Chicago, IL.

 

Holt, J., Bishop, T, & Floyd, M. (September 2013).  Lifestyle Modification Rotation at Johnson City FMRP.  A presentation given at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference in Baltimore, Road Island.

 

National and International

 

 Regional and Local

 

Urbin T, Bailey BA, Bishop T, Floyd M. More often may be better: Repeated vs annual substance use screening in primary care. Presented at Primary Care Research Day, February 2014, Johnson City, TN.

 

Bishop T, Floyd M, Urbin T, Bailey BA. Trials and tribulations: Implementing a substance abuse prevention program in primary care. Presented at Primary Care Research Day, February 2014, Johnson City, TN.             

 

Bishop, T.  Sowing a Community Quilt: Taking a Fresh Look at Integrated Health Care and Applying these Concepts in Formulating a Community Wide Integrated Model.  A presentation given at the Rural Health Association of Tennessee meeting.  November 2013.  Pigeon Forge, TN.                                                            

 

Bishop, T.  Singing a New Song to Old Music: The Rhythm of Primary Care Psychology and Integrated Care.  A presentation given at the October meeting of the Inter-Mountain Psychological Association.  October 2013.  Johnson City, TN.                                                                                              

 

Bishop, T.  Engaging Difficult Patients and Families: Finding Change with Primary Care.  Presentation given to the September meeting of the Pediatric Psychiatric Collaborative.  September 2013.  Johnson City, TN           . 

 

Grants:

 

Grant:  “SBIRT TN:  An SBIRT Model in Primary Care and Community Settings for High Risk Populations”

 

Principle Investigator(s):  Beth Bailey and Angela McKinney Jones (TN Dept. of Mental Health)

 

Funding Agency:  DHHS SAMHSA (sub-contract with the TN Dept. of Mental Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services)

 

Project/Grant Amount:  Oct 1, 2011 – Aug 31, 2016/ $8.33 million over 5 years ($1.666 million per year), with ETSU’s contract at $433,000/yr

 

Site Coordinators:   Tim Urbin, Bristol Family Medicine Residency;  Thomas Bishop, Johnson City Family Medicine Residency; Mike Floyd and Glenda Stockwell, Kingsport Family Med. Residency

 

2013

Journal Publications  

Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations

Regional/Local

Bishop T.  Sowing a Community Quilt:  Taking a Fresh Look at Integrated Health Care and Applying These Concepts in Formulating a Community Wide Integrated Model.  A presentation given at the Rural Health Association of Tennessee Meeting.  November 2013.  Pigeon Forge, TN.

Bishop T.  Singing a New Song to Old Music: The Rhythm of Primary Care Psychology and Integrated Care.  A presentation given at the Inter-Mountain Psychological Association Meeting.  October 2013.  Johnson City, TN.

Bishop T.  Engaging Difficult Patients and Families:  Finding Change with Primary Care.  Presentation given at the Pediatric Psychiatric Collaborative Meeting.  September 2013.  Johnson City, TN.

National 

Bishop T and Floyd M.  Finding Harmony:  An Inter-professional Team's Use of Cancer Patient Stories in Improving Communication Instruction.  A presentation given at the Association for Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education 2013 Annual Meeting.  October 2013. Newport, Rhode Island.

Bishop T, Floyd M, Gorniewicz J, and Jannssen C.  Cancer and Effective Communication:  Using Stories of Families Facing Cancer in Teaching Clinicians.  A presentation given at the 34th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine Conference.  September 2013. Chicago, IL.

Holt J, Bishop T and Floyd M.  Lifestyle Modification Rotation at Johnson City FMRP.  A presentation given at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference.  September 2013.  Baltimore, MD.

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.

 

 

 

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