M. Evan Thomas

M. Evan Thomas

Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

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Email: evan.thomas@converse.edu

Office: University Center Greenville, Suite D-3

Phone: 864.596.9211


BS in Psychology, University of Georgia

MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University

PhD in Human Development and Family Studies (Pending Dissertation Completion), Virginia Tech


M. Evan Thomas is an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University Center Greenville. He obtained a BS in Psychology from the University of Georgia, an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University, and he is currently finishing up his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences with an emphasis in MFT from Virginia Tech.

He is a native to the Georgia Appalachian Mountains, and this influences his research that focuses on Appalachian mental health and the opioid epidemic that is occurring in Appalachia. He has recently completed a 3-year SAMSHA grant as a co-investigator that trained healthcare providers in Appalachian to screen for substance use implementing SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing. Additionally, he is a two-year recipient of the prestigious Minority Fellowship Grant that is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), and this grant allowed for him to focus on his research centered on Appalachian and substance use.


Year Published Faculty Citation Publication
In Press

Nedela, M.R., Thomas, M.E., & Murray, M.M.

Circles of outness: Systemic exploration of disclosure decisions in mixed-orientation relationships. In Whitman, J.S. and Boyd, C.J. The Therapist’s Notebook for Sexual and Gender Identity Diverse Clients. New York, NY: Harrington Park Press.


Thomas, M. E., Nedela, M.R., & Murray, M.M.

Externalizing the process of disclosure: The use of narrative family therapy when working with LGTBQ groups. In Viers, D. (2nd Ed.). The group therapist’s notebook: Homework, handouts, and activities for use in psychotherapy. New York, NY: Routledge.


Hussain, K.M., Thomas, M. E., Polezoes, S., & El Helou, L.

Ethical and clinical considerations for In-Home Family Therapy. In Hecker, L.L. and Murphy, M. (2nd Ed.), Ethics and professional issues in couple and family therapy. New York: Taylor & Francis Group.