Thomas Swales, PhD, ABPP, has been elected president of the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA).
Dr. Swales specializes in independent psychological, neuropsychological and forensic evaluations. He received his PhD in clinical psychology in the health psychology/pediatric psychology track from the University of Miami. He completed an internship in clinical psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Swales has provided psychological and neuropsychological consultations to patients with a wide variety of psychiatric and neurological disorders. He has a wealth of clinical experience with both children and adults. He has also served extensively as an expert witness and consultant.
Dr. Swales also has extensive academic experience in education and training, research and leadership. He is an assistant professor of psychology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and serves on the Medical Advisory Board of NAMI-Greater Cleveland. In 2009, Dr. Swales was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
He is a past president of the Cleveland Psychological Association and has served on the Board of Directors of OPA as chairman of the Political Action Committee. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Kirk R. Danhour Award from the University of Miami and the Young Investigator Award from the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research
Founded in 1949, OPA advances the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and to improve people's lives in Ohio. Offering continuing education and advocacy services for psychologists, OPA also serves the public with a variety of educational programs on health, wellness and the mind-body connection.