Dr. John Mundt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a professional speaker and trainer whose clinical experience includes work with clients of all ages and from across the diagnostic spectrum. His primary professional focus is on veterans’ mental health issues, particularly the range of problems impacting the returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Mundt has been a Staff Psychologist at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (Chicago, Illinois) since 1992, providing both long-term and time-limited psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessment and case management for veterans. Since 1996, Dr. Mundt has been the psychologist in the Medical Center’s acute-care partial hospitalization program, with a focus on the stabilization and brief treatment of traumatic reactions stemming from combat, sexual assault and inner-city violence as well as other types of trauma. His approach to treatment in this setting emphasizes intensive psychoeducation as well as aggressive case management and community advocacy for veterans in the program. In his private practice, Dr. Mundt has engaged individuals, couples and families around a range of issues, including post-traumatic reactions.
Dr. Mundt is an experienced teacher, lecturer and trainer whose seminars have been well received and highly rated by participants. He is passionate about veterans mental health issues, and has dedicated his career to working with this population. He enjoys speaking to smaller groups as well as to larger audiences, and he will engage you with his expertise and practicality. Dr. Mundt has presented nationally (in more than 50 cities) on the topic of mental health issues in the returning combat veterans. Recent training events include presentations to the National Security Administration, the Alaska Bar Association, the Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service, Central DuPage Hospital, the Cook County (Illinois) Adult Probation Department, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Dr. Mundt has been an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1994. In his various professional roles, he has supervised and trained psychiatry residents, medical students and psychology interns in psychotherapy, diagnostic interviewing, and active case management. Dr. Mundt holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A detailed c.v., as well as references, are available upon request.
In his capacity as a professional speaker/trainer, Dr. Mundt is not representing the Veterans Administration, and speaking engagements and training events occur separately from his role as a psychologist working for the VA. In his seminars, and on this website, all views and opinions expressed are his own.