Manager, Clinical Liaison and Training LAMPS Workforce Education, Monash University
John has 35 years plus history as a mental health clinician and social worker and 15 years as a mental health trainer in tertiary, both University and TAFE (Technical and Further Education), settings.
He is currently manager and senior trainer of the LAMPS (Latrobe regional health, Alfred health, Monash health, Peninsula, & South eastern) education and training cluster, one of three clusters funded by the Victorian Mental Health Branch to develop and provide education and workforce development in Victoria.
John specializes in teaching mindfulness, CBT, suicidality and mindful-self compassion programs.
Mindfulness Meditation and Compassion Training
John in an experienced mindfulness trainer and has run well over 50 MBSR and/ or MBCT 8 week programs. He was trained in MBSR by the founders of that program Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. He has been extensively trained in the clinical version, MBCT, at Monash University.
He regularly runs MBSR and MBCT programs privately in Melbourne and offers similar mindfulness programs to mental health staff in Victoria.
John is also a fully accredited Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) trainer having been trained directly by the founders of this program, Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer.