Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Counseling



  • Development Across the Lifespan
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Counseling Internship
  • Fundamentals of Supervision in Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Appraisal of the Individual: Assessment and Measurement
  • Addictions Counseling


  • Attachment theory
  • Addictions counseling
  • Bullying
  • Holism and wellness
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Social and emotional learning


  • BA, Kalamazoo College
  • MA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • PhD, Montclair State University

Academic Profile

Thomas Conklin, PhD, LPC, is an Assistant Professor in the Fairleigh Dickinson University Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. His clinical and research interests focus on how people use language to make meaning and construct social realities, with the goal to better understand how language affects emotional wellness and human behavior. His book “Social and Emotional Learning” (2014) is a practical guide for middle- and high-school English teachers who wish to incorporate the “hidden curriculum” of social and emotional literacy into their existing curriculum. Dr. Conklin’s clinical practice has focused on work with troubled adolescents, adults struggling with substance use disorder, and people caught up in the criminal justice system.

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