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B.A. (Psychology), University of California, 1968;
M.A. (Psychology), University of South Dakota,1969;
Ph.D. (Psychology), University of Southern California,1973;
Clinical Psychology Intern, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, 1974-75;
Luke B. Hancock Research Fellow, Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, 1975-76.



Licensed Psychologist #PSY4444, State of California;
Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor #M11762, State of California;
Licensed Psychologist #654 (inactive), State of Washington;
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Certificate #18876.



Herr, J.J. Psychology of aging. An overview. In I. Burnside's (Ed.) Nursing and the aged. San Francisco: McGraw Hill, 1976.

Herr, J.J. & Weakland, J.H. Communication within family systems: Growing older within and with the double bind. In P.K. Ragan's (Ed.) Aging parents. Los Angeles. University of Southern California Press 1979.

Herr, J.J. & Weakland, J.H. Counseling elders and their families: Practical techniques for applied gerontology. New York. Springer, 1979 (Dutch translation published by Van Loghum Slaterus, 1991; German translation published by Verlag Hans Huber, 1984; Italian translation published by La Nuova Italia Scientifica, 1986; Spanish translation published by Nadir Editores (Argentina), 1983; Japanese translation published by Japan Uni Agency, 1996; Hebrew translation in press).

Herr, J.J. & Weakland, J.H. Family therapy. In J.P. Abrahams and V. Crooks' (Eds.) Geriatric mental health: A clinician's guide. Orlando, Florida: Grune & Stratton, 1994.

Herr, J.J. & Weakland, J.H. Family therapy. In I. Burnside's (Ed.) Nursing and the Aged. San Francisco: McGraw-Hill, 1980.

Herr, J.J. & Weakland, J.H. The Family as a group. In I. Burnside's (Ed.) Working with the elderly: Concepts and group techniques. Boston: Duxbury Press, 1978.



Herr, J. J. The interrelations of endocrine function, cardiovascular disease and behavior in relation to aging. Paper presented at the meeting of the Gerontological Society; Houston, Texas; October, 1971.

Herr, J.J. Symbiosis and the geriatric institution. Paper presented at the meeting of the Gerontological Society; Portland, Oregon; October, 1974.

Herr, J.J. & Birren, J.E. The effect of age and peripheral autonomic end organ arousal on the acquisition of a conditioned avoidance response. Paper presented at the meeting of the Gerontological Society; Miami, Florida; November, 1973.

Herr, J.J., Deardorff, C.M., & Sorenson, E.M. Family counseling and aging: Presenting dilemmas in an outpatient sample. Paper presented at the meeting of the Gerontological Society; New York; October, 1976.

Moriwaki, S.Y. & Herr, J.J. Self-disclosure and psychological well being: A factor analytic study of communication patterns in an elderly sample. Paper presented at the meeting of the Gerontological Society; San Juan, Puerto Rico; December, 1972.



Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, 1979 Summer Institute, "The Aging Family. Dynamics and Interventions."

San Jose State University, 1978-79, "Counseling Elders and Their Families."

University of West Virginia, Morgantown, 1979 Summer Institute, "Psychology of Aging."

University of Hawaii, Manoa (Honolulu), 1976 Summer Institute, "Psychology of Aging."

Chabot College, Hayward, California, 1974. "Aging. A Gift of Time."

De Anza College. Cupertino, California, 1974, "Introductory Psychology."

De Anza College, Cupertino, California, 1975-78, "Human Sexuality."

Canada College, Redwood City, California, 1974, "Courtship, Marriage, and the family."

College of San Mateo, San Mateo, California, 1974, "Human Sexuality."

East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, California, 1970-73, "Introductory Psychology."



American Psychological Association, Division 12 (Clinical) & 20 (Aging);
Santa Clara County Psychological Association;
Gerontological Society of America;
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (inactive);
American Society of Enology and Viticulture.



Member, Board of Directors, Senior Adult Legal Assistance, Palo Alto, California--1977-1983.

Editor, Generations, The Journal of the Western Gerontological Society, now the-American Society on Aging, San Francisco, California-- 1979 (book review editor--1979-1983).

Task Force on Gero-Clinical Psychology, Section on Behavioral and Social Sciences, Gerontological Society of America--founding member --1976.

Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine--course entitled "Observing Family Therapy"--1986-1995.

Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital,  Family Treatment Program (formerly, "Family Study Unit")--weekly observation and supervision of clinical psychology interns and/or psychiatry residents --1977-1991.

Oral Examination Commissioner, Board of Psychology (formerly, "Psychology Examining Committee"), Sacramento, California--1977-1996.

Research Associate, Mental Research Institute, 555 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, and California- 1976-1990.

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On Sabbatical!

When my office lease expired at the end of 2004, I decided to turn it into a "sabbatical" from my private practice. Many years ago, in my grandfather's 89th year of life, he told me, "John, it is important to smell the roses while you can still smell them." His life gave living a very good reputation. It is also true that the pursuit of that philosophy required my grandfather to to re-open his assay office/ore market in Wickenburg, Arizona as a 75-year-old because he had run a little short of retirement money. Thus, if blessed with his luck and health, I'll be back.. --jjh

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