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VINCENT A. THOMY, PH.D

After more than 20 years in private practice in Washington, D.C., Commonwealth Psychological Associates, PLC was very pleased when Dr. Thomy joined our practice in 2001 as a neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist specializing in assessment of adults and adolescents. His evaluations focus on issues involving anxiety, depression, abuse, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, and personality disorders. He also has had experience with treatment of trauma.

Prior to joining Commonwealth Psychological Associates, Dr. Thomy served as Clinical Director of Second Genesis, a private, non-profit organization which ran residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

He was Director of Psychology Training for the District of Columbia's Commission on Mental Health Services (embracing an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship program and a post-doctoral residency program), and Clinical Consultant at the Hospital for Sick Children to staff of the outpatient clinic who were treating and researching a population of HIV-and STD-positive adolescents.

While at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., Dr. Thomy designed and directed an inpatient-to-outpatient treatment and rehabilitation program for patients with alcoholism, while also running a general psychiatric ward. Serving first as Staff Psychologist, a position involving assessment, treatment, consultation and supervision, he later became a member of the Psychology Training Faculty.

Dr. Thomy is a former consultant to the National Institute of Education in Washington, D.C., where he was Chief of a Crisis Intervention Project and directed their Employee Assistance Program. He has also worked as a trainee development officer for the Peace Corps, serving as a counselor to candidates and a consultant to Corps staff in the selection of volunteers.

Dr. Thomy received his Ph.D. (and M.A.) in clinical psychology from The George Washington University, and his B.A. in psychology from Duke University.

Dr. Thomy is licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He has been a member of the AIDS Task Force, D.C. Commission on Mental Health Services, and has also served on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Program Committee for the District of Columbia Psychological Association.

Dr. Thomy has taught seminars and given presentations on topics including:

Adult neuropsychological screening;

Individual psychotherapy;

Psychological assessment;

Treatment of personality disorders;

Substance abuse; and

Sexual abuse

Dr. Thomy has also given multiple public education presentations and media interviews on the assessment and treatment of PCP abuse.