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John F. Evans, MAT, MA, EdD

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Expressive Writing Workshop Facilitator, Writing Clinician

As a writing clinician and integrative health coach, Evans works with groups, individuals, and health care professionals, teaching them how to use writing for better physical, emotional, and spiritual health.  He 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. Currently, Evans blogs monthly for Psychology Today in Personal Perspectives.


  • Masters of Arts in Teaching Writing, Master of Arts in English, Middlebury College
  • Doctorate in Education, writing and literary arts, North Carolina State University
  • Scholar-in-residence for Expository Writing, New York University
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