Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Masters Gestalt Therapy, Certified Gottman Marital Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant
Since completing his Bachelor of Social Work in 1988 and later a Masters in Gestalt Therapy, John has had an extensive history in direct service delivery with couples, families and young people.
John was the first Social Worker in Australia to become a Certified Gottman Therapist and Master Trainer and Consultant. This means that John has completed all levels of training and mentoring available through the Gottman Institute in Seattle, USA and can now provide training to other therapists in this modality as well as provide couples with world-class couple workshop experiences. He is one of only 26 therapists in the world to hold this standing. John is a certified presenter for all levels of Gottman therapist training and The Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop. He has completed his Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and has delivered a broad range of training both accredited and non-accredited.
John is trained to provide therapy to individuals, couples and groups in a range of therapeutic approaches including:
· Gottman marital therapy
· Emotionally focussed therapy for couples
· Cognitive Processing Therapy
· Motivational Interviewing
· Gestalt Therapy
· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Over the last 20 years, John has provided a range of psycho-educational group programs to Australian veterans and their families in areas such as trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and resilience. He has provided training to therapists and human service organisations in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, USA and New Zealand.
John and his business partner Trish are certified Gottman Marital Therapists and are the only certified Gottman Marital Therapy Trainers and Consultants in Australia.
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