John lives in the Cowichan watershed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, where he hangs out with his life partner Linda Hill and their grandchildren, plays his ukulele, and volunteers with Nature Cowichan, the Cowichan Land Trust, the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, and the Canadian Mental Health Association. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto and a post-doctoral certificate in Educating and Counseling with Nature from the Institute of Global Education. He has studied and worked in the US, Canada, England, Mexico, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Solomon Islands (as a CUSO cooperant).
For more than 20 years I worked as a neuropsychologist, clinical psychologist, and teacher of psychology while spending most of my recreational time outdoors camping, hiking, canoing, sailing, and bicycling. When I learned about ecopsychology in the early 1990s I was able to put these two aspects of my life into a single container. I incorporated nature-connecting in the last few years of my psychology practice and since retirement I have mostly been an outdoor environmental educator while continuing to study ecopsychology.
Some Ecopsychology publications:
Tailoring Nature Therapy to the Client. In L. Buzzell & C. Chalquist (eds.) Ecotherapy. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.
Ecopsychology: Where does it fit in psychology in 2009? Trumpeter, Volume 24, Number 3 (2008), 68-85.
Applied Ecopsychology: The Unusual Language of Michael J. Cohen. Trumpeter, Volume 19, Number 2 (2003), 59-68.
Numerous articles and book reviews in Gatherings