John F. Evans, MAT, MA, Ed.D is a writing clinician and integrative health coach who works with groups, individuals, and health care professionals, teaching them how to use writing for better physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Evans has authored five books and has taught journaling and writing for self-development for over thirty years. With James Pennebaker, Evans co-authored Expressive Writing: Words that Heal (2014). His book, Wellness & Writing Connections: Writing for Better Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health (2010), is a collection of essays from the Wellness & Writing Connections Conference Series (2007 – 2010). At Duke Integrative Medicine, Evans has taught Caring for Caregivers, Legacy Writing, Transform Your Health: Write to Heal, Leading Patients in Writing for Health, and Writing as a Tool for Integrative Health Coaches. Evans blogs occasionally for Psychology Today in Personal Perspectives and is in private practice at Psychology Associates in Chapel Hill, NC.
Evans received a scholar-in-residence and post-doctoral fellowship award in Expository Writing from New York University, a doctorate in post-secondary literature and writing pedagogy studies from North Carolina State University, and an MA in English from Middlebury College. He is founder and executive director of Wellness & Writing Connections, LLC and provides individual, group, and institutional life course guidance programs.