Jean John, PhD, RD
855 Estrella Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

(805) 563-2217or 563-0389

Education | Experience | Publications | Presentations


  • 1993-2000 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California

  • Dissertation Entitled: Activating the Food Dream Image to Feed the Subtle Body: An Archetypal Perspective of Food Imagery and Symbolism as Viewed Through the Cycle of Life Archetype

  • 1974-76 Master of Science, Human Nutrition, University of Wisconsin.
    Research Thesis Entitled: Hyperactivity and Food Additives

  • 1974-76 Dietetic Internship, University of Wisconsin, Hospitals and Center for Life Sciences.

  • 1970-74 Bachelor of Science, Food and Nutrition, University of Arizona.

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Additional Training

  • 1989-90 Using the Imaginal, Drawing, Dance & Play in Therapy, Santa Barbara, California

  • 1990-91 Dance Therapy Workshops, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado
    1978 Nutrition Fellowship, Adolescent Health Training Project, Child Development Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington


  • 3/97-8/98 Psychology Intern, St. Vincent's, Adolescent Probation and Single Mothers PATH Program

  • 10/95-4/96 Psychology Intern, Sanctuary Psychiatric Services, Santa Barbara

  • 1993-95 Nutrition consultant for the following facilities:
    Devereux of Santa Barbara
    St. Francis Medical Center
    Goleta Valley Hospital

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  • 1989-93 Private practice consulting specializing in nutritional normalization and body awareness for eating disorder patients; workshops conducted locally through Adult Education and other community groups.

  • 1989-92 Nutrition consultant for the following facilities:
    Santa Barbara Artificial Kidney Center
    Santa Barbara Urban Indian Health Clinic
    Santa Ynez Indian Reservation
    Casa Dorinda Retirement Center

  • 1987-89 Private practice consulting with:
    Clinical Nutrition Consultants of Santa Barbara
    Cottage Care Center Eating Disorder Program
    Human Performance Center
    Santa Barbara C.O.R.F.
    Villa Santa Barbara
    Channel Islands Retirement Community
    Mission Terrace Convalescent Home
    Santa Barbara Artificial Kidney Center

  • 1987-89 Nutrition education for Continuing Education (Santa Barbara City College) and Santa Barbara Research Center

  • 1982-87 Private Practice Consultation, U.S.A. and U.K.

  • 1982-83 Part-time Clinical Dietitian for Capistrano-By-The-Sea Psychiatric Hospital and the University of California, Irvine, Eating Disorder Program.

  • 1981-82 Dietitian for Camelot Weight Reduction Camp, Whittier College, CA.

  • 1980-81 Facilitator for teacher workshops throughout Western Washington University promoting the use of the "Energy, Food And You" curriculum guide.

  • 1979-81 Nutrition Education Coordinator at Cispus Environmental Center, Washington State Department of Education, Nutrition Education and Training Program.

  • 1979 Temporary (9 months) Nutrition Consultant to the Kitsap County Health Department, Bremerton, WA.

  • 1979 Nutrition Instructor for Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA. 

  • 1979 Contracted by Washington State Department of Education, Nutrition Education and Training Program to assist in planning objectives and activities for a Nutrition Through the Arts: A Curriculum Guide.

  • 1978 Contracted by Washington State Department of Public Health to improve the nutrition component of a pre-natal and infant care health education program used by Public Health nurses throughout the state.

  • 1976-78 Child and Youth Project Nutritionist, Milwaukee Children's Hospital; a multi-disciplinary team approach to meeting the health and social needs of inner city youth.

  • 1976 Nutritionist for seasonal migrant and farm workers, La Clinica De Los Composinos, Fox Lake, WI.

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  • "Modern Concepts of the Eating Disorders: Research Diagnosis, Treatment," Edited by B.J. Blinder, et al. PMA Publishing Corporation, New York 1988.

  • "The Diet Disco-nnection" Journal of Nutrition Education, 19:72A, 1987.

  • "Nutrition Through The Arts: A Curriculum Guide", Washington State NET Program, 1979.

  • "Be Size Wise" Poster and pamphlet, Washington State Heart Association, 1978


  • Santa Barbara Women's Day Conference Workshop Leader: Moving From Your Higher Power: Dancing Your Own Dance, 1989, 1990, 1991.

  • Xposure dance and lecture presentation:
    International Association of Eating Disorders Conference, Orlando, Fl. 1993.

  • Mental Emotional School Health (MESH), 1990, 1991 and 1992.
    Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Hancock College, Santa Maria, 1989.

  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Santa Barbara City College, 1989;
    Santa Barbara High School, 1989.

  • Food Related Behaviors in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: Specificity and Differentiation, International Conference on Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders, Swansea, Wales, 1984.

  • Dietitians Role in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Orange County and Riverside Dietetic Associations, CA., 1983.

  • National Television Interview on the Richard Simmons Diet and Exercise Program, 1981.

  • Hyperactivity and Food Additives, Milwaukee Dietetic Association and Madison Dietetic Association, 1976.

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