Title: Readjustment Counseling Therapist
Company: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Carson City, Nevada, United States
John P. Middlesworth, Readjustment Counseling Therapist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in veterans affairs.
Now retired after many years of practical professional experience, Mr. Middlesworth had excelled as a readjustment counseling therapist practicing on behalf of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 25 years. Focusing on helping combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), his work emerged from an extremely personal place, as he is a disabled veteran himself. Prior to embarking upon his path in counseling and therapy, Mr. Middlesworth enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1969 and faced combat in the Vietnam War.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Middlesworth initially pursued a higher education at California State University, from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts in vocational education in 2008. He subsequently graduated from the University of the Rockies with a Master of Arts in psychology in 2012. Mr. Middlesworth alternatively provided his wealth of knowledge in his discipline through collaborations with a professor in Canada, which led to papers in which his research was presented in Oxford, England, as well as in Holland.
Mr. Middlesworth was notably honored by the state of California for his part in the building of the California State Vietnam Veteran Memorial in 1988. Furthermore, he has testified before the United States Congress regarding his experiences working with military veterans. Beyond his primary professional responsibilities, Mr. Middlesworth was additionally affiliated with the International Societies of Traumatic Stress Studies.
Esteemed as an avid reader, Mr. Middlesworth has attributed his success to his continued education and his inherent interest in history. As someone who is living with PTSD himself, he believes he was inspired by his sense of duty to fellow veterans to help others in need overcome their troubles stemming from PTSD while educating the public at-large about the effects of PTSD. In his spare time, he has authored several books with the working titles “The History of PTSD and Ancient Times,” for which he spoke to thousands of veterans and detailed the history of “shell shock” in World War I, and “My Vietnam Story,” which is a more personal recollection of his own wartime experience. Looking toward the future, Mr. Middlesworth hopes to continue enjoying a happy and healthy lifestyle while considering a secondary career as a PTSD expert with CNN.