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Veliska Thomas


Veliska Thomas


PhD in Social Work, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2014)

Masters of Science in Social Work, 2007. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Bachelor of Science in Social Work, 2003. Southern Adventist University

Research Interests:

My research focus is on reintegrating military service members back into their communities. My subarea focus includes physical and mental health issues such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, suicide prevention, substance abuse.

Post MSSW Practice Experience:

LCSW Clinician, LMSW Clinician and Substance Abuse Group Facilitator (2010 & 2013)

LMSW Community Mental Health Clinician (2007–2010)

Branch Chair, NASW Tennessee, Southeast Branch (2008–2010)

Community Assessor for United Way of Bradley County grant allocations (2007)


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