Dr. Thomas specializes in the treatment of substance use and mood disorders. He is a licensed psychologist, clinical director and supervisor at Boardwalk Recovery Center in San Diego, CA. He is published in peer-reviewed meta-analysis research. The research includes studies of executive dysfunction and impulsivity in alcohol use disorder and treatment effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy-based interventions for late-life depression. He is presently involved in an RTC study utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in combination with biofeedback for chronic pain and addiction. In his clinical work, Dr. Thomas integrates research from clinical Neuropsychological Studies and the psychological [...]
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When one member of a family is suffering from addiction/alcoholism, it is an indication that the transactional rules within the unit are dysfunctional. The symptoms or maladaptive behaviors that the addict or alcoholic presents are indicators of various emotional pains and fears that are not appropriately addressed or processed within the unit. More often than not, this is a multi-generational pattern of behavior. The entire family unit plays a role in such dysfunction and hidden subsets, hierarchies, dyads and triads must be identified in order to be restructured into a healthier family construct. It is easy to [...]