Dr. Thomson J. Ling is a Professor and the Associate Dean of the School of Psychology and Counseling at Caldwell University with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.
Through his work, Dr. Ling strives to create opportunities for individuals to succeed in their careers. His research interests include transitions in academic settings, multicultural and diversity issues, counselor ethical decision-making, and late adolescent development. He created the first and only ethical decision-making model in art therapy. He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications covering ethical decision-making, and career transitions.
Dr. Ling is the director of the Caldwell Counseling Research Lab, which conducts research on a variety of counseling topics using quantitative and qualitative methods. Working with undergraduate and graduate students, he has published and presented his work in peer-reviewed journals and local and national conferences. Dr. Ling is also the director of the Caldwell HelpLine, a counseling and crisis intervention hotline that provides services to the local community. As a Professor, he teaches courses on career counseling, crisis counseling, law and ethics in counseling, and research methods. Dr. Ling received his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland in 2009.