In memory of
CARLSON--Jon Douglas. Was a prolific scholar, educator, college professor, psychologist, competitive athlete, and encourager of others. Born in Elgin, IL on November 2, 1945, he attended Elgin High School, and completed his undergraduate and masters degrees at the University of Southern Illinois - Carbondale. He married Laura Kathryn Twitchell in 1967. He earned doctorates (Ed.D.) in counseling and guidance from Wayne State University in 1971 and clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from the Adler School of Professional Psychology (Chicago) in 1990. At the time of his passing, Jon was the Distinguished Professor of Adlerian Psychology at Adler University (Chicago) and Professor Emeritus at Governors State University (Illinois). Jon was a prominent scholar of Adlerian psychology and was the creator and host of over 300 psychology training videos used around the world. Jon was a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Wisconsin Psychology Association. He held Diplomates in marriage and family therapy, family psychology, and Adlerian psychology. APA honored him with the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training Award, and ACA designated him as one of the five "Living Legends in Counseling." Jon passed away on February 1, 2017 in Madison, WI due to complications from a bone marrow transplant. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years and five children: Kirstin Carlson, Matt (Alison) Englar-Carlson, Karin (Joseph) Carlson-Snider, Ben Carlson, and Kali (David Glisczinski) Carlson. Jon never sweated the small stuff, didn't believe the heavy stuff would come down for awhile, and his family hopes that on his deathbed he received total consciousness.
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