The field of Psychology is changing rapidly. Exciting ideas are emerging from Biological Psychology and Positive Psychology that have significantly changed our models of how we understand people, and how best to work with people to create positive change. The Hodges University Applied Psychology Program uses these new perspectives to educate students and enhance their skills set for use in their professional and personal lives.
Dr. Hofmann currently has a PhD from Northcentral University in Psychology. He has a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and spent 15 years practicing as a psychotherapist full time in the fields of mental health and alcohol/drug addiction. Professor Hofmann has facilitated local programs in Family Communication and Children of Divorce, and he currently keeps his knowledge sharp by working for a local employee assistance program one afternoon a week providing assessment and short term individual, couple and family counseling. He is a Licensed Florida Social Worker, Licensed Florida Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Florida Certified Addiction Prevention Professional. Professor Hofmann is also certified as a Microsoft Systems Engineer, and has discovered that the process behind resolving such diverse problems as a computer network crisis or a family counseling emergency involve quite similar logical thought processes.
In 2014, Dr. Tom Hofmann presented the workshop "Solution-Focused Brief Therapy within the EAP." to the South-west Florida Employee Assistance Professionals Association Chapter Meeting in Fort Myers, FL. Also Dr. Hofmann, along with MCMHC program graduate Caroline Hofmann (‘13) MS, CAP, presented the workshop "Using Constructivist Therapies in a Medical Model World" at the 2014 Florida Alcohol and Drug Association/Florida Council for Com-munity Mental Health Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.
At Hodges, Dr. Hofmann serves as the Program Chair of Applied Psychology and teaches courses in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.