Jon has been working with youth and families for more than 30 years. With an undergraduate degree in psychology (SCSU), and Master’s degree (University of Wisconsin-Madison) in social work, Jon is nationally accredited by the Academy of Certified Social Workers, a licensed mental health professional (Minnesota LICSW), and a clinical member of ATSA. Jon has worked in shelter care, correctional programs, residential treatment, and supervised foster homes. He’s been a child protection social worker, and has more than twenty-five years experience as a therapist with adolescent sex offenders. He has provided expert testimony in numerous juvenile court hearings, promoted new legislation and spoken on child welfare matters before the Minnesota Legislature. He has presented workshops on a wide range of topics including understanding anger, and working with sexual offenders, at local, state, and national conferences, in addition to interviews on Twin Cities TV and radio. He founded Mapletree in 1991, is the Director and provides clinical supervision, does training and consulting, and provides individual, group, and family therapy in private practice.