John W. Herdman, Ph. D., LADC
Dr. John W. Herdman is the CEO of HerdmanHealth and Parallels in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Dr. Herdman’s first published book, Global Criteria: The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor is now in its 8th Edition and is used as a text book in training substance abuse counselors worldwide. He is no stranger to California since he was an adjunct faculty at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he assisted with workforce development and taught the supervision course for students there. He has been a frequent presenter to California conferences on a variety of topics. His current efforts are related to making the counselor’s job easier when doing substance abuse assessments. He is CEO of HerdmanHealth which is an intuitive software company that provides a cloud-based assessment process and guides the counselor through completing the assessment and then generates a professional looking narrative in Word format ready for finalizing.
Dr. Herdman received his three college degrees from Penn State University. He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2000 where he was assigned to Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon as the Deputy Director of Human Resources Development. He was the Air Force's consultant for counselor certification and civilian drug testing programs.
Self-care and stress management is even more necessary at this time. The pandemic has been with us for over a year and we have all suffered our own levels of stress during this time. I know in my 47 years of working as a counselor and psychologist that I stress myself out over the core function of...Read
Here is a story, Mark’s story-- his second. Struggling with addiction is not an easy thing to do. From a cognitive-behavioral therapy point of view, Mark is learning that it takes serenity to accept that he does not control things outside of himself – the he, she, it, them. It takes courage to...Read
Here is a story, Mark’s story. Struggling with addiction is not an easy thing to do. From a cognitive-behavioral therapy point of view, Mark is learning that it takes serenity to accept that he does not control things outside of himself – the he, she, it, them. It takes courage to change the...Read
The article that follows is an excerpt from my book, A Rational Workbook for Recovery From Addictions – Second Edition. After I lay a foundation of understanding for a client that includes Albert Ellis’ ABCs, I begin applying cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) skills and techniques to help a...Read
During my professional career, I have held deeply to the belief that all people have the capacity for positive change. I see the role of the substance abuse and mental health counselor as integral to helping clients progress toward positive change. I have been doing workshops for the past 20+ years...Read
As the author of Global Criteria: The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor- Fifth Edition, I believe in keeping concepts about the core functions simple and easy to understand. You already know the 12 Core Functions. The function of Reports and Record Keeping is involved in all of...Read
This Eighth Edition returns to teaching the 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor. The...Read
This book is designed to assist clients in their change process whether it be from addiction(s) or...Read
This book is designed to assist clients who are in their recovery from addiction(s) and are...Read
This book is designed to assist clients in their recovery from addiction(s). Unlike other...Read
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