Dr Antony Thomas

Antony Thomas

Dr. Antony Thomas Masters (Psych), M.Phil. (Clinical Psych), PhD, (Psych) Antony Thomas Ph.D, BCBA-D is a Registered Clinical Psychologist in New Zealand and holds a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral in the United States of America. He has also worked as a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Hawaii. Antony has:

  • Extensive clinical experience working as Behavior specialist/Clinical Psychologist/ ABA Therapist/Teacher Consultant with students/clients and their families in diverse clinical, educational settings in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, India, and the USA
  • Worked as Autism Consultant and/or Lead ABA therapist in the USA for 8 years

Experience teaching/supervising graduate and postgraduates at college/university level Antony's areas of expertise and experience include:

  • Anxiety/Phobia/Obsessive disorders
  • Stress at work/home
  • Depression/low mood
  • Family and relationship conflicts, Marital conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome (Children, Adolescents, and Adults)
  • ABA-based and CBT based interventions
  • Parent training on management of children’s disruptive behaviors
  • Shyness/feeling of alienation/lack of confidence
  • Not knowing how to make friends
  • Social skills training
  • Lack of meaning and purpose-in-life (philosophical and emotional impact of these thoughts)
  • Emotional intelligence training and coaching

Additional information:

Dr Thomas has worked with developed seminars, workshops, and short courses in the area of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Asperger’s syndrome, Evidence-based strategies, Cognitive fitness, and Critical thinking, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Functional Behavior Assessment, Basics of Emotional Intelligence and Enhancing Emotional intelligence – a way to improve relationships at work. He has been involved in community support and empowerment activities and he is the founder of “Asperger’s Connections Waikato” & “Asperger’s Connections Tauranga” (Community/Parent support groups) in New Zealand. Dr. Thomas has presented research papers and clinical case studies in national and international conferences in New Zealand, Sweden, USA, India, and Malaysia and has received academic fellowships/scholarships from Australia, Canada, Denmark and the USA. He has been a visiting professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai and has traveled and visited 75+ countries, aspiring to be a world citizen.