Tim Davis holds a Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis in health psychology – behavioral medicine. He has a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in clinical social work and is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in the state of Kansas. Dr. Davis is the Director of the Social Work Program and Coordinator of the Addictions Counseling Program at Fort Hays State University. In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Davis continues to be involved in clinical practice at Hays Psychological Associates, a clinic of HaysMed. His work includes diagnostic assessment, individual and family psychotherapy, consultation with the medical staff, and the delivery of health and wellness-related programs.
Most patients understand that diabetes is a biological illness. Perhaps many fewer realize that health care researchers have also documented the importance of psychological and social factors in the development and effective management of diabetes. Health care systems have responded to this knowledge by integrating these components into health education and treatment. During the Diabetes Solutions program, Dr. Davis will present information to aid participants in understanding how these factors influence their health, as well as discuss ideas and techniques to support healthy coping patterns to manage diabetes.