Div. 37 President
Anita Jones Thomas, PhD, is a counseling psychologist with specializations in multicultural counseling and family therapy. Thomas is dean of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. She formerly served as associate dean in the School of Education and professor of Counseling Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Her research interests include racial identity, racial socialization, and parenting issues for African Americans. She has also conducted training seminars and workshops on multicultural issues for state and national professional organizations in counseling and psychology, hospitals and corporations, as well as served as a consultant for human service organizations. She is the co-author of two books, “Culture and Identity” and “Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling.” She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Black Psychology. Thomas has served as chair of the Committee for Children, Youth and Families for the American Psychological Association, and has been on the board of Div. 37.