Gender Dysphoria Psychologist

Gender Dysphoria Psychologist

John Gwiazdzinski sees children and their parents when it becomes apparent that a gender dysphoria psychologist can help. He listens as they face the tasks of understanding and charting a course through the challenges that having a family member with the condition of gender dysphoria brings to a family. His approach is to educate and to support and allow the processing of the strong feelings that are almost always present.

John has a wide experience in psychology. He has worked with children and their parent as a guidance officer in the Education Department for over 20 years

He brings deep commitment and a wealth of experience to his work as a psychologist in private practice. He is a warm listener and forms a close therapeutic alliance with his clients. He believes in empowering the individual by clarifying their feelings and their options. At the same time, he engages clients in treatment programs that have been validated by outcome research.

You can read more about gender dysphoria on this page https://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/gender-dysphoria

The legal perspective is given in this article. http://theconversation.com/children-with-gender-dysphoria-deserve-better-from-the-law-36886

Work Experience

Educational psychologist/ guidance officer and teacher
Lecturer and tutor, Adelaide University and STURT CAE (Flinders Uni. Dept. Education)

He has also worked in several demanding roles that demonstrate the large extent of his work with people exposed to highly stressful situations.
Senior Psychologist, Defence Force Recruiting
Senior Clinician/ Psychologist Department for Correctional Services SA
Psychologist, Australian Army – Consultant in Trauma Management & Personnel Selection
Clinician in Forensic Psychology
Group Training Facilitator – Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service
Trauma Counsellor
Psychology Officer, Australian Army, Australian Army Battle Group, East Timor, Solomon Islands,

Qualifications and Memberships

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Diploma of Education
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Registered Psychologist
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

Treatment Approaches

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness
Desensitization & exposure therapy
Hypnotherapy
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)