With a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan, Alvin Thomas has extensive knowledge in Father-son relationships and behaviroral problems in childhood and adolescence. His education credentials include a B.A in Psychology, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2008. He continued his education by earning an M.S. in Clinical Psychology before receiving his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He has received several academic awars and grants including a significant amount from The Rackham Doctoral Research Grant. From 2013-2015, Alvin Thomas was the resident Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Michigan Health System. He is currently involved in several research studies. One of those studies is a Suicide Prevent Program that exploers how increasing youth community connection may play a role in reducing suicidal behaviors.