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John Preston, Psy.D., A.B.P.P.

John Preston, Psy.D., A.B.P.P.

John Preston, Psy.D., A.B.P.P. is a board certified neuropsychologist, and ABPP in counseling psychology. He is the author or co-auther of twenty one books on various topics including psychopharmacology, psychological assessment, neurobiology and psychotherapy. His books have been translated into 14 foreign languages. He has been in clinical practice for 30 years and a workshop presenter for the past 25 years. He has lectured in many locations throughout the North America, as well as in Africa, Europe and Russia.

Dr. Preston’s strength as a presenter is his ability to present complex material in a clear, understandable and lively fashion. His presentations are filled with numerous clinical vignettes, interesting videos, and a focus that is always practical and applied. And, he has a sense of humor.

His “Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists” was the year’s number one best seller with the Behavioral Science Book Club. His self-help book, “You Can Beat Depression”, has been endorsed by the National Mental Health Association for use in their nation wide campaign to combat clinical depression.


John Preston, Ph.D. is the Best selling author of the following books:




“A fabulous workshop! Dr. Preston’s extensive knowledge and skills were demonstrated every minute of the workshop. I am so glad I had the opportunity to attend.”
– Carla (Centennial College) | Toronto, ON | October 24, 2014


“Dr Preston’s knowledge, supported by scientific findings, was phenomenal. He has a wonderful and effective ability to convey information.”
– 2014 Alberta Conference on Children and Adolescents | Edmonton, AB | November 3 & 4, 2014


“Very knowledgeable and passionate speaker. Great experienced wisdom. Very caring. Thanks!”
– Ottawa, ON | October 22, 2014


“One of the best presentations I have ever attended – so approachable, clear, and funny. Loved that he shared personal experiences and was open to questions. A real expert in his field – the day flew by! He was a real gift – thank you.”
-Debbie (Occupational Therapist) | Toronto, ON | October 24, 2014


“John Preston was very informative and entertaining. The use of personal stories and experiences engages the audience, and the examples provided made the information relevant. Preston provided an amazing experience. He was very easy to follow and his use of stories / experiences was very helpful. Great presenter – I loved it!”
– 2014 Alberta Conference on Children and Adolescents | Edmonton, AB | November 3 & 4, 2014


“I enjoyed his style, friendliness, ability to cover the material flexibly and not sound scripted. I liked his real-life stories and applications with clients.”
– Ottawa, ON | October 22, 2014


“I’ve been to many, many workshops and this was by far my favourite. Dr. Preston, you are an amazing speaker. Thank you for sharing your personal stories. I came to learn how to help my clients and I learned about myself and loved ones. Thank you so much for keeping it real.”
– Namilee | Toronto, ON | October 24, 2014


“Preston was dynamic and engaging. He made his information relevant and useful.”
2014 Alberta Conference on Children and Adolescents | Edmonton, AB | November 3 & 4, 2014


Great mix of research, personal stories, humour and understated opinion. I walked away with tons of useful information. Very practical tools and I will also use some of the stories with clients to deepen learning. Thank you!”
– Rian V. | Vancouver, BC | December 3, 2014


“One of the best speakers / workshops I’ve been to in a while. He was knowledgeable, interesting and able to keep our attention.”
– Ottawa, ON | October 21, 2014


“This course gave me a better understanding of myself and why I do what I do.”
-Rita F. | Vancouver, BC | December 3, 2014 


“I really enjoyed John Preston. He had an excellent message, which was unique and I haven’t heard very often at other conferences. He was humorous and kind.”
– 2014 Alberta Conference on Children and Adolescents | Edmonton, AB | November 3 & 4, 2014


Knowledgeable presenter who uses multiple systems to integrate information with the use of slides, humour and professional stories. Would leap at the opportunity to attend further CEs with him.”
– Carolyn | 25 Advanced Strategies to Promote Positive Emotional Habits with Your Clients | Saskatoon, SK | November 21, 2014


“Dr. Preston is one of the finest instructors. He received top scores from 100% of participants during an intensive three-day training program. Dr. Preston is extremely personable, engaging and able to maintain the highest levels of interest for extended periods of time. His use of excellent audio-visual materials in combination with his wealth of knowledge and experience yielded the highest marks from the most demanding of participants. We would have him back in a New York minute.” – Raymond Folen, Ph.D., ABPP.,  American School of Professional Psychology, Hawaii Campus


“Recently, we were fortunate to have John Preston, Psy.D. present a full day workshop for us. The workshop as a whole rated the highest we have had in the eleven years I have been with the program. As organizer of the program, I found Dr. Preston to be well organized, extremely knowledgeable, responsive to the specific needs of our organization and adept at engaging a sizeable audience. I would highly recommend him as a workshop presenter.” – Marlene Gavens, M.S., University of Connecticut, School of Medicine


“Dr. Preston was a workshop presenter for my organization for the 6th Annual Seminars by the Shore this past summer. Dr. Preston obtained the highest rating of all the presenters that summer (12 internationally renowned psychologists and psychiatrists). I sat in on his workshop and I can attest to his thoroughness, his conscientiousness, and his comprehensiveness in conducting the workshop. It is with the very highest praise that I recommend Dr. Preston to you as a workshop presenter. You won’t be disappointed!” – Ronald J. Pekala, Ph.D., President, Mid-Atlantic Educational Institute


“Dr. Preston’s symposium was an extremely important addition to our annual summer symposia, his talk  was superb…very stimulating.” – Robert C. Guerette, M.D., Symposia Director


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