John C. Norcross, Ph.D., ABPP


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Dr. John Norcross is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a board-certified clinical psychologist. 

At the University of Scranton, he teaches courses in clinical psychology, field experience, career development, and psychotherapy.  He chairs the Department, conducts research, advises students, supervises psychologists, and moderates the Psi Chi chapter.

Author of the acclaimed self-help book Changeology, he has authored over 400 publications and has co-written/edited 22 books, principally in the areas of psychotherapy, clinical psychology, professional training, and self-change.  Among them are Personalizaing PsychotherapyPsychotherapy Relationships that WorkInsider's Guide to Graduate School in Clinical & Counseling PsychologyAPA Handbook of Clinical Psychology (5 volumes), and Systems of Psychotherapy (now in its 9th edition).

His recent books, psychotherapy videotapes, graduate school modules, and therapy preferences inventory can be accessed by clicking the links on the left. 

Dr. Norcross is past-president of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division of Psychotherapy and the Division of Clinical Psychology as well as the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI). He has served as an APA Council Representative and as a director of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. 

He maintained a part-time independent practice for 35 years, but now limits himself to training, supervision, and consultation.

Among his awards are Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, Distinguished Contributions to Education & Training Award from APA, Wellner Lifetime Award from the National Register, Fellow status in 10 associations, and election to National Academies of Practice.

An engaging teacher and clinician, Dr. Norcross has conducted workshops and lectures in 30 countries. He lives in northeast Pennsylvania near his two grown children and grandchildren.

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