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Minister , Psychotherapy trainer

Gregory John Johanson, American psychotherapist, minister. Licensed professional counselor New Jersey, clinical counselor New Jersey. Lelia S. Bortzmeyer scholar Willamette University, 1966, Dean's award scholar Emory University, 1970, Shirley Sugerman scholar Drew Graduate School, 1987; postdoctoral fellowship Princeton University, since 1999.


Johanson, Gregory John was born on January 29, 1947 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Knut Harry and Liv Angel (Einarsen) Johanson.


Bachelor in Psychology and Philosophy, Willamette U., 1969;Master of Divinity Pastoral Care, Emory University, 1972;postgraduate, Oregon Graduate School Professional Psychology, 1979-1982;Master of Philosophy, Drew Graduate School, 1994;Doctor of Philosophy, Drew Graduate School, 1997.


Pastor United Methodist Churches, Oregon and New Jersey, since 1969. Private practice as pastoral psychotherapist, since 1979. Director counseling services, chaplain Plz.

Santa Maria Hospital, Baja, California, 1980—1981. Lecturer in psychology Western State Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon, 1981—1982. Lecturer National College Naturopathic Medicine, 1981—1982, Mount Hood Community College, 1981—1982.

Contract therapist Lutheran Family Services, Klamath Falls, Oregon, since 1982. Psychotherapy trainer, founding trainer Hakomi Institute, Boulder, Colorado, since 1982, also board directors. Clinical associate professor marriage and family therapy Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, since 1998.

Editor Hakomi Forum, Hakomi Institute, Boulder, since 1982. Faculty tutor Doctor of Philosophy students Union Graduate School, Yellow Springs, Ohio, since 1989. Book review editor pastoral care section Pulpit Digest, San Francisco, 1986-1991.

Guest lecturer Western Oregon State College Psychology Honours Program, Monmouth, Oregon, 1980, Drew University Doctor of Ministry Program, Madison, New Jersey, summer 1996, Columbia College Master's Program, Chicago, 1993, Australian School of Applied Psychology, Sydney, Australia, 1996, counseling masters program Pace University, White Plains, New York. Adjunct professor pastoral counseling Drew University, since 2001. Board directors United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.

Research faculty Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, 2005. Lecturer Loyola University Chicago Graduate School, 2006. Adjunct faculty graduate department counselor education Northeastern Illinois University, adjunct faculty Columbia College Chicago Graduate School, 2007.


  • Licensed professional counselor New Jersey, clinical counselor New Jersey.



Ordained elder United Methodist Church, 1974. Member peer review committee United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, board directors. Fellow American Association Integrative Medicine (diplomate College Pastoral Counselors).

Clinical member Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Clinical Theology Association (professional, England), American Association Pastoral Counselors, American Psychotherapy Association (fellow. Editorial review board), Society for Pastoral Theology, International Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility, Association for Transpersonal Psychology, American Academy Religion, Forge Institute for Spirituality and Social Change, Integral Institute of Spirituality, American Psychological Association (division 24 and 32).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: stained glass work, sailing, wood construction, cabinet making, sports.


Married Cherith Hope Hansen, May 20, 1967. 1 child, Leif Nathan.

Knut Harry Johanson

Liv Angel (Einarsen) Johanson

Cherith Hope Hansen

Leif Nathan Johanson