Dr. Jones, a Psychologist, is a Knoxville native. He attended Earlham College in Richmond. He had a brief stint in Boston University School of Law before deciding on a psychology career. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1981 with a PhD. in clinical psychology. He worked in a variety of positions at local mental health centers and later spent six years working full-time at the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s substance abuse treatment program. He entered private practice in 1996 and soon after began specializing in pain management and evaluation of addiction risk. He joined Behavioral Medicine Institute and has been in an on-site office at Pain Consultants of East Tennessee full time since 2000. He has presented professional programs locally and regionally and has collaborated with staff at Pain Consultants on several professional papers. He is considered the area’s leading psychological expert on pain-addiction issues and was named 2013’s Clinical Pain Educator of the Year by the American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE).