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Thomas W. Bishop, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist


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