Kaprice Thomas Phd Jd
Areas of Focus:
Adult General Clinical
- Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now at Palo Alto University), 2003.
- J.D. Golden Gate University School of Law, 2001.
- B.A., M.A., Boston University, 1993/1994.
Dr. Kaprice R. Thomas is a graduate of the joint program in law and clinical psychology at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now at Palo Alto University) in Palo Alto, California and Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California. In psychology, she specializes in the areas of forensic psychology, suicide, military trauma, and psychological assessment. Currently, Dr. Thomas lectures in the areas of personality assessment, integrative assessment, diagnostic report writing and case formulation, forensic psychology, and clinical and diagnostic interviewing. In addition to providing didactic training for students at diagnostic practicum sites, Dr. Thomas provides individual advisement for students regarding all aspects of doctoral training and specifically towards successful placement in pre-doctoral internship and empirical research. In addition to over ten years of graduate teaching experience, Dr. Thomas has clinical experience with military veterans and their spouses; children aged 5–18 placed in inpatient treatment facilities, and chronically mentally ill adults. She has experience in evaluation of competency and potential for restoration, mentally disordered offender (MDO), suicide, trauma, and court-ordered evaluations for individuals found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) and MDO for supervised community outplacement who were confined at Atascadero and Napa State Hospitals.
Dr. Thomas completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral residencies at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. As part of this training, Dr. Thomas assessed and evaluated veterans for intensive outpatient group psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and completed rotations in General Assessment, Neuropsychological Assessment, Health Psychology, Outpatient and Inpatient Clinic, and individual and group therapy work with the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT). Dr. Thomas is an ambassador for the National Health Services Corps and is the Network Representative for the Federal Education Advocacy Coordinators for Argosy University. She served as the Chair of the Georgia Psychological Association’s Ethnic/Minority Affairs Committee from 2004-2006. She is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Attorney at Law in the state of Georgia.
Work experience: Post-doctoral Resident, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team, Atlanta Veteran's Affairs Medical Center (2003-2004); Instructor, Forensic Psychology, Clayton State College & University (2003); Psychology Resident, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2002-2003). Forensic training: California Forensic Assessment, Project (2000-2002).
- Adult General Clinical.
- Psychological Assessment.
- Forensic Psychology.
- Adult Trauma Treatment.
- National Health Services Corps
- Georgia Bar Association
- International Academy of Smyrna Charter School, Board Member
- Bongar, B., Goldberg, L., Cleary, K., & Brown, K.R. (2001). Marriage, Family, Family Therapy and Suicide. In Maris, R.W., Berman, A.L. & Silverman, M.M., Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention. New York: Guilford.
- Lorenz, A. R., Ready, D. J., Worley, V. M., Baltzell, D., Mozley III, T. N., & Brown-Thomas, K. (2006) Group Based Exposure Therapy (GBET) : The Atlanta Model for Combat Veterans with PTSD. Decatur, GA: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Atlanta.
- Ready, D., Thomas K.R., Worley, V., Backscheider, A.,Harvey, L. Baltzell, D., & Rothbaum, B.O. (2008), A Field Test of Group Based Exposure Therapy with 102 Veterans with War-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21 (2), 150-157.
- Stapel-Wax, J. & Brown-Thomas, K. (2006). Public Policy Concerns in the Denial of Parenting Rights for Lesbian and Gay Individuals. Presentation at Georgia Psychological Association and Family Law Division of the Georgia Bar Annual Convention, Destin, Florida.
- Brown, K.R., (2005). Identification of Post-Doctoral Training Opportunities in Forensic Psychology. Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia.
- Ready, D., Brown, K.R., Lorenz, A., Worley, V., & Baltzell, D. (2004). Group Based Exposure Therapy for PTSD Combat Veterans. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
- Brown, K.R., Bongar, B. & Packman, W. (2003). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide: Consideration of Risk Factors Towards Identifying a Standard of Care. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
- Brown, K.R., (2004). Overview of Forensic Psychology. Invited Presentation to the Psychology Residents. Veterans Administration Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia.