While working toward his bachelor of science in psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, Clayton Thomas completed cognitive psychology experiments and research under Dr. William Langston and presented the results of his own Barnum effect/embodiment psychology studies before the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association. Clayton Thomas also served as the president of Students for Environmental Action and volunteered for both the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring in Murfreesboro and Hands On Nashville in Nashville, TN.
After graduating with honors, Mr. Thomas held a range of counseling positions as well as an account representative position with Thomas & Company, an unemployment cost management center. He also returned to the academic environment to undertake certified nurse assistant training.
After completing this training, he served two years as a mental health counselor with Nashville’s TriStar Centennial Medical Center. His responsibilities there included taking patient vital signs and providing psychological services.