John Whelan, PhD.
is a registered Psychologist and owner at Whelan Psycholgical Services Inc. I am a clinician, researcher, and adjunct facility member at Mount St. Vincent University. I joined the Canadian Forces in 1977 and left in 1985 to pursue academic training. I served as Executive Director of a long-term facility for addiction treatment from 1986 to 1991 and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Clinical/Community Psychology in 1994. In the mid-1990s I was an Employee Assistance Program Specialist providing clinical services (i.e., assessment, therapy, CISD, and case management), program management and consultation to hospitals, public companies, and federal government agencies.
My PhD in Clinical Psychology focused on the effectiveness of addiction treatment programs. I served as Director of Addiction Services for the Canadian Forces Atlantic (1997-2005) and entered full-time private practice in 2005 providing assessment, therapy, and consultation to civilian and federal organizations. I have written three books on military mental health (Going Crazy in the Green Machine – 2014; Ghost in the Ranks – 2015, and Narcissus Called My Name – 2017). I currently serve as consultant to the CanPraxis program and as mental health advisor to Camp Aftermath program.