John has over 20 years as a clinician and his academic and clinical work has focused on couples, family, and group therapy. He has been instrumental at implementing these components at UNBC’s training clinic, and currently facilitates process groups for graduate students and professionals in the community. His research interests tend to center around counsellor training and development with a special interest in experiential approaches to teaching and clinical supervision. More specifically, he is interested in the ways in which counsellors use countertransference in their work. John has been a member of CGPA for three years and is the President of the Prince George Chapter of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association (CGPA). He has been the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Northern British Columbia and prior to his appointment there, has received awards for his work in peer education and student affairs.