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Department of Psychiatry

Houston, Texas

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Jon Allen, Ph.D.

John Allen, Ph.D.

Professor Menninger Research Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

The Menninger Clinic
2801 Gessner Dr.
Houston, TX 77080

Phone: 713-275-5507


  • University of Connecticut (B.A.)
  • University of Rochester (Ph.D.)
  • The Menninger Clinic (Postdoctoral)

Clinical and Research Interests

Psychotherapy, and psychoeducation, specializing in trauma-related disorders and depression; treatment evaluation and outcomes research

Academic Background and Distinctions

Jon G. Allen holds the Helen Malsin Palley Chair in Mental Health Research. He has taught and supervised students at the University of Rochester, Northern Illinois University, the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Washburn University of Topeka. He is past editor of the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, associate editor of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, a member of the editorial board of Psychiatry, and serves as a reviewer for several professional journals and book publishers.

He is the author of Coping with Trauma: Hope through Understanding and Coping with Depression: From Catch-22 to Hope published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. He is also author of Traumatic Relationships and Serious Mental Disorders published by John Wiley and Sons, and co-author of Restoring Hope and Trust: An Illustrated Guide to Mastering Trauma, published by the Sidran Institute.

He is also coauthor of Borderline Personality Disorder: Tailoring the Therapy to the Patient and co-editor of Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders and Contemporary Treatment of Psychosis: Healing Relationships in the Decade of the Brain. He is also co-editor with Peter Fonagy on the Handbook of Mentalization-Based Treatment published by Wiley.

He has authored and coauthored numerous professional articles and book chapters on trauma-related problems, depression, psychotherapy, hospital treatment, the therapeutic alliance, psychological testing, neuropsychology and emotion.

Curriculum Vita

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