John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD

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John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD

John Sommers-Flanagan is a professor of counseling at the University of Montana, a clinical psychologist, and author or co-author of over 100 publications, including nine books, numerous professional video trainings with Psychotherapy.net, Alexander Street Press, and John Wiley & Sons. Some of his books, co-written with his wife Rita, include Tough Kids, Cool Counseling, Clinical Interviewing, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, and Suicide Assessment and Treatment: A Strengths-Based Approach. John is a sought-out keynote speaker and professional workshop trainer in the areas of (a) counseling youth, (b) working with parents, (c) suicide assessment, and (d) happiness. He has published many newspaper columns, Op-Ed pieces, and an article in Slate Magazine. In his wild and precious spare time, John loves to run (slowly), dance (poorly), laugh (loudly) produce home-made family music videos, and create helpful and quirky blogposts at johnsommersflanagan.com.