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Because I Know People







I know people and their capacity to grow. As a change specialist, I know people processes, tailoring interventions to the unique needs of individuals and organizations. As an organizational specialist I know people organizations, and can help produce a culture of high performance. When people function at their best, it makes them happy and helps the organization achieve its goals. Learn more about my clinical practice, my consulting work with individuals and organizations, my book, and me. Let’s work together.         Tom DeMaio





Six key psychological principles provide a framework for leading and management in the book The Third Domain of Organizational Excellence:  The People Side of Business.  Co-written by Tom and Lee Hersch, this publication is an essential guide to how people function in the workplace.




Who is Tom DeMaio, PhD?

Dr. Tom DeMaio is a clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience specializing in interpersonal work with couples and families. Although he is primarily in independent practice, he is also an adjunct professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He teaches consultation and supervises advanced graduate students.

As a business consultant, Tom has spent the last three decades working with organizations, businesses, government agencies, and individuals to overcome barriers that undermine their potential. He has consulted with school programs, juvenile courts, hospitals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, Tom works closely with local attorneys as a collaborative professional in the divorce process.


Giving Back

Believing that it is critical to give back to one’s profession and community, Tom has served in leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels:


  • President of the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists

  • Virginia’s representative to the American Psychological Association

  • Member of the American Psychological Association Board of Directors

  • Member of CAPP, the committee overseeing APA’s efforts to support practice

  • Local and state Boards and Commissions





American Psychological Association Presidential Citation, 2015: For dedicated service to improving the lives of others and service to his profession


Fellow, American Psychological Association, 2010: In recognition of outstanding and unusual contributions to the science and profession of psychology


Award of Appreciation for Service on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association, 2006


Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Practice of Clinical Psychology, 2004: Recognizing his exceptional service to the psychological community and those served by the profession


Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award, 1998: For advocacy on behalf of professional psychology


Fellow, Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, 1997: For outstanding service to the Academy


Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists Award of Appreciation for Service as President, 1995


The Charlottesville Youth Commission Award, 1989: With deep appreciation and affection for dedicated service to the youth of Central Virginia







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