Faculty and Staff

John Colligan, MA, CASAC

John Colligan 

John Colligan is currently the Clinical Director of the Farmington Treatment Center, a 350 bed Missouri Department of Corrections treatment program which serves over 950 offenders a year.  He has supervised the efforts of 21 counselors in this capacity since 2007.  As a Substance Abuse Area Treatment Coordinator, he was responsible for ensuring contract compliance and adequate treatment services for over 20,000 probationers and parolees in 33 counties in Southern Missouri.  He was a Substance Abuse Counselor III for over eleven years, working both in the Departments of Mental Health and Corrections. John served as an officer in the USAF, separating as a Captain.  He was stationed in California, Florida, Texas and Japan.   He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Missouri and a Masters degree from City University.  John holds the credential of Certified Advanced Substance Abuse Counselor and has taught numerous courses for the MO Substance Abuse Professional Certification Board, the Mid America Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.  His classes have focused on Motivational Interviewing, Dual Diagnosis, Criminogenic Treatment Factors, 12 Step philosophy, Transpersonal Psychology and the DSM IV.  He has taught online classes at Washburn University since 2006.  He has also taught at City University, Mineral Area College and developed courses for Parks University.  In 2004, John received the City University Deans Award for Distinguished Instruction.