Tim Davis received his Ph.D. in psychology from Northcentral
University in 2006 with an emphasis in health psychology - behavioral
medicine. He has also received a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW)
from The University of Kansas in 1998 with a concentration in clinical
social work. He is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker
(LSCSW) in the state of Kansas, which allows independent practice
to diagnose and treat mental disorders. His appointment to the Fort
Hays State University faculty in 2005 brings him back to the university
where his collegiate educational pursuits began. Dr. Davis attended
FHSU as an undergraduate student, where he received a BA in sociology
in 1993 with an emphasis in criminal justice and a minor in political
Since his departure from FHSU as a student, Dr. Davis has been primarily
involved in field of mental health. He began in the field serving
the severe and persistently mentally ill as a psycho-educational
coordinator at High Plains Mental Health Center. From there, he
eventually went on to develop and manage the partial hospital program
at Hays Medical Center.
Dr. Davis continued in the field working at the Sexual Predator
Program of Kansas as a clinical team leader. His duties included
individual and group treatment, risk assessment and psycho-physiological
testing services. He was featured nationally in a Discovery Health
Channel documentary during his tenure at the program.
Just before returning to FHSU, Dr. Davis worked as a psychotherapist
at Hays Psychological Associates. His work included diagnostic assessment,
individual and family psychotherapy and consultation to the medical
staff as an expert in behavioral health. He is still involved in
the delivery and study of health and wellness-related programming
at the Center for Health Improvement.
In addition to his scholarly and clinical interests, Dr. Davis is
very involved in developing and protecting the practice of social
work. He has served as the president of the Kansas Society of the Clinical Social Work Federation and as a board
member of the Kansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.