Thad Camlin Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern

Thad Camlin initially learned about Practical Recovery while working as Dr. Horvath’s teaching assistant and joined PR as a clinical intern in June of 2014.

Mr. Camlin started his career as a mental health worker at a locked psychiatric facility. Since then, he has interned at a crisis house, an inpatient substance use and eating disorder facility, and a behavioral health hospital.

Mr. Camlin completed undergraduate work at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is currently in his final year of graduate work at the California School of Professional Psychology, where he is completing his studies for a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on Ibogaine’s Role in Treating Opioid-Use Disorders.

Mr. Camlin believes the most important aspect of being a psychologist is having the ability to connect with others in a meaningful way.

With each encounter, he seeks to understand and empathize with a client’s unique situation and experience in a way that conveys interest in a non-judgmental way.

Practical Recovery is important to clients and Mr. Camlin because it offers a self-empowering approach to helping individuals accomplish their goals rather than telling people what to do.

In his spare time Mr. Camlin enjoys hiking, mountain biking, camping, music, film, road-trips and dogs. Career goals include helping to expand the range of treatment offered for substance use and promoting an understanding of substance use as an adaptive response to a trauma rather than an inherent defect.