Dr. John Farrar
Lecturer II, Counselor Education
Counseling and Special Education
Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Educational and Career Background:
Dr. Farrar has spent roughly half his professional life in schools and the other half in clinical settings. After a dozen years as a high school teacher, counselor, and varsity coach, he spent his next 15 years as the executive director of a network of fully licensed and accredited outpatient psychiatric facilities. He then became the head of a 2400 student high school counseling program while maintaining a private practice specializing in the treatment of chemical dependency
Dr. Farrar has been a full-time member of the counseling staff since 2001 while continuing to provide counseling, consulting, and forensic services in the metro Detroit area. He also conducts workshops and trainings on a variety of topics including management training on leadership styles.
Dr. Farrar continues to work on issues related to mate selection based upon his published book on the topic, Dump the Neanderthal and Choose your Prime Mate. He is also currently researching another book addressing the dynamics of co-dependency and cultural ignorance and “recovery sabotage” of those seeking to establish and maintain a sober lifestyle.
Best part of CSE:
That’s easy. It’s our students. They are conscientious, cooperative, and anxious to learn. If a professor can’t teach our students, he(she) can’t teach anywhere.
“The journey is the thing” Homer