John Townsend (author)

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John Townsend
Born June 1, 1952
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Period 1992–2018
Genre Christian, Self-help
Subject Boundaries
Notable works Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No
ISBN 978-0310247456
Website
townsendnow.com/about/

John Townsend (born June 1, 1952) is an American Christian self help author, business consultant, and psychologist.

Biography[edit]

John Townsend was born in 1952 in Smithfield, North Carolina and grew up in Wilson, North Carolina.[1] Townsend holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with honors from North Carolina State University, a Master of Theology degree with honors from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD degree in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University.[2]

Townsend co-founded the Minirth-Meier Clinic West and served as its clinical co-director for ten years.[2] The clinic operated treatment centers in 35 cities in the western United States.[2]

In 2015, Townsend also founded the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, providing graduate training in Organizational Leadership, Executive Coaching and Counseling, based at Huntington University in Indiana.[3]

Townsend has authored or co-authored a host of best-selling self-help books throughout his extensive career.

Townsend also co-hosts a nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show "New Life Live."[4]

In 2018, Townsend launched TownsendNOW, an interactive digital platform offering coaching on personal and professional challenges.

Works[edit]

Townsend co-authored 26 Christian self-help books during his career,[5] including Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life in 1992, which sold two million copies and evolved into a five-part series.[6]

Family[edit]

Townsend resides in Southern California with his wife and two sons.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Townsend, et.al. (2001). Hiding from Love Workbook. Zondervan Publishing House. ISBN 978-0310238287. 
  2. ^ a b c Townsend, John. "John Townsend". Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ Huntington University, "Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling"
  4. ^ Premiere Speakers Bureau: John Townsend
  5. ^ Christian Post, "Interview: Christian Psychologist John Townsend on His Sermon This Weekend at Saddleback Church", April 13, 2013
  6. ^ Christianity Today, "Redeeming Conflict", May 1, 2004
  7. ^ John Townsend; et al. (1992). Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No. Zondervan Publishing House.