He was trained as a clinical and child psychologist and did prevention based work. He provided children with the proper coping skills to handle stressors. He took pride in helping children and their well-being.
In 1976 he was just out of graduate school and was hired as a staff psychologist by Community Mental Health Center in Chesterfield Virginia (Scott & Wolfe, 2015). They focused on mental health services for a undeserved population and provided ways in strengthening the community.
John Morgan received the SCRA award for Distinguished Contributions to Practice in Community Psychology in 1990.