About the Author

John R. Suler, Ph.D.

Dr. John Suler received his B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1977, where he studied in the behavioral psychology department. During this time, Dr. Suler participated in philosophy courses on Freud, existentialism, and thanatology. He was impressed by Thomas Altizer’s Kierkegaardian and Nietzschean spin on religion, and intrigued by the esoteric techniques of sex research as an assistant in James Geer’s behavioral lab. Dr. Suler continued on to the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1982.

Dr. Suler completed 12 years of post-graduate study in a clinical group led by Nancy McWilliams, and has also benefitted from mentors, such as Ed Katkin, Joe Masling, Murray Levine, and Arlene Burrows. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and is a leader in the field of telehealth. Dr. Suler is a faculty member at Rider University Psychology Department, where he teaches courses on psychology, religion and group dynamics (among others). He conducts psychotherapy online and off, and through his innovative contributions to the field of psychotherapy, Dr. Suler helps shape our understanding of the 21st Century psychotherapy practice.

His recent course for the Zur Institute is based on his book Psychology of the Digital Age: Humans Become Electric (Cambridge University Press, 2016).