Thomas Sease

Associate Research Scientist

PhD, Experimental Psychology
Texas Christian University


Dr. Sease received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from TCU and is currently working as an Associate Research Scientist with the IBR as well as an instructor in the TCU Psychology Department. He is an investigator on the ACTION and BOP projects, and provides training and consultation on the use of the TCU forms. Before joining the IBR, Dr. Sease was an instructor at Dickinson State University, teaching Adolescent Psychology online, and served as the data manager for the San Francisco Center for Compassion-Focused Therapy.

Publications and Presentations

Sease, T. B., & Knight, K. (under review). A latent profile analysis of substance use and post-traumatic stress among legally-involved persons in substance use treatment.

Sease, T. B., Wiese, A. L., Ghafoor, S., & Knight, K. (under review). Developing a measure of criminal thinking for the general population.

Wiese, A., Sease, T. B., & Knight, K. (under review). 25-year outcomes of an in-prison therapeutic community program in Texas.

Joseph, E., Becan, J., Sease, T. B., Gainey, A., Preston, B., Knight, K., & Knight, D. (2023). Perceived barriers to treatment initiation amongst justice-involved youth and their caregivers. Journal of Crime and Criminal Behavior.

Joe, G., Sease, T. B., Lehman, W., Pankow, J., & Knight, K. (2023). A comparison of HIV knowledge, sex risk reduction, HIV services testing, and risk reduction in the WaySafe and StaySafe interventions. Journal of Drug Issues.

Wiese, A. L., Sease, T. B., Joseph, E., Becan, J., Knight, K., & Knight, D. (2023). Avoidance self-efficacy: Personal indicators of risky sex and substance use among youth in residential treatment. Children and Youth Services Review.

Sease, T. B., Cox, C. R., & Knight, K. (2022). Existential isolation and well-being in justice-involved populations. Frontiers in Psychology.

Sease, T. B. & Knight, K. (2022). Development and testing of the Texas Christian University Criminal Thinking Scales 3.0 (TCU CTS 3.0). Crime & Delinquency.

Wiese, A. L., Sease, T. B., Knight, K., & Knight, D. (2022). Analyses of the TCU Drug Screen 5: Using an item response theory model with a sample of juvenile justice youth. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.

Sease, T. B., Joe, G., Lehman, W., Pankow, J., & Knight, K. (2022). A psychometric reevaluation of the TCU Criminal Thinking Scales (CTS). Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.