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About John S Auerbach PhD

Dr. John S. Auerbach enjoys a schedule that many might find exhausting. He runs a private psychotherapy practice in Johnson City, Tennessee, acts as a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at East Tennessee State University, and also serves as a Clinical Psychologist at the Mountain Home Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. He conducts research with the Yale University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. John S. Auerbach has always taken an interest in posttraumatic stress disorder, particularly as experienced by U.S. war veterans. At the Mountain Home VA Medical Center, he specializes in treating those affected by the disorder in individual, family, and group settings, and he served as the institution’s Post-Traumatic Stress Program Coordinator from 1995 to 2010. Dr. John S. Auerbach also serves as member of the Multicultural Diversity Committee of the Psychology Service at the Mountain Home VA. In 2007, Dr. Auerbach made a grand rounds presentation, "Ethnicity, race, and identity in psychotherapy," that was based on his work as a member of this committee, to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at East Tennessee State University.

At Brown University, Dr. John S. Auerbach majored in psychology (with honors) and history. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology there and graduated magna cum laude with a grade point average of 3.9. While at Brown University, Dr. Auerbach belonged to Phi Beta Kappa and served as Vice President of Alpha Delta Phi, as well as Executive Editor of the Brown Daily Herald from 1979 to 1980. After his excellent performance at Brown University, Dr. John S. Auerbach attended the State University of New York Buffalo where he earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 1984 and a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1988. He distinguished himself by being awarded a Henry M. Woodburn Fellowship from 1980 to 1983 and a Graduate School Fellowship from 1983 to 1984. When Dr. Auerbach manages to carve out some time for leisure, he enjoys listening to jazz and blues music, cycling, and traveling.

Work experience

Jan 1996Present

Psychologist, Sole Proprietor

John S. Auerbach, Ph.D., Psychology
Sep 1995Present


James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Healthcare
Sep 1985Present

Affiliate in Research

Department of Psychiatry, University


Sep 1980Feb 1988

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

University of Buffalo/ State University of New York
Sep 1976Jun 1980

Bachelor of Arts

Brown University