John M. Grohol, Psy.D. is a human behavior/technology expert, developer, information architect, co-author of Self-Help That Works (Oxford University Press, 2013), the author of The Insider’s Guide to Mental Health Resources Online (Guilford, 1996-2003), and is a published researcher.
After receiving his graduate training in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 1995, Dr. Grohol co-founded and oversaw Mental Health Net, a large mental health site. In 1995, he also founded and continues to oversee the world’s largest and oldest mental health resource online overseen by mental health professionals, Psych Central.
Recognizing the connective social power of the Internet from his time spent on BBSs in the 1980s and Usenet in the early 1990s, he started the first large-scale online mental health self-help support community on the web in 1996. He developed numerous open-source programs in the 1990s, including the Open Journal blog software.
During his career, Dr. Grohol designed and successfully implemented integrated, complex websites for multiple industries (including mental health, transportation, non-profits, museums, and others). He helped bring one of the first and largest online therapy (e-therapy) clinics to popularity in 2000 and led the firm to its successful sale in 2006.
Dr. Grohol has chaired, keynoted and presented at dozens of symposia about online mental health and psychology at meetings throughout the world, including SXSW, the American Psychological Association, Psychotherapy Networker, and others.
He has consulted with dozens of health and behavioral health technology companies since the 1990s. He has run his own consulting and internet hosting firm, Liviant, since 2001.
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