John received his Masters in Social Work degree from Columbia University and has had post-graduate training in Bowen Intergenerational Family Systems theory. He also has been trained in Theraplay—an attachment based treatment approach—and has attended numerous professional conferences over his career. He has extensive experience in working with families, youth, and couples. He has served in a variety of roles that include teaching, supervising, writing, agency director, and clinician. He is married and has two teenage sons.