John Gwiazdzinski Psychologist

About John

John has a wide experience in psychology. As he is currently available part time in private practice, the focus of his interest is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma recovery. He has worked in several demanding roles that demonstrate the large extent of his work with people exposed to highly stressful situations. His work experience includes:

  • Senior Psychologist, Defence Force Recruiting
  • Senior Clinician, Psychologist Department for Correctional Services SA – Facilitating and Coordinating Clinical Rehabilitation Programs for incarcerated offenders
  • Psychologist, Australian Army – Consultant in Trauma Management & Personnel Selection
  • Clinician in Forensic Psychology
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Group Training Facilitator – Vietnam Veterans
  • Trauma Counsellor
  • Psychology Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel rank (Full-time), Australian Army, Australian Army Battle Group, East Timor
  • Psychology Officer, FET, Solomon Islands
  • Army Reserve Psychology Officer, 9 Combat Services Support Battalion
  • Educational psychologist, guidance officer and teacher
  • Lecturer and tutor, Adelaide University and STURT CAE (Flinders Uni. Dept. Education)

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

Areas of Work

John currently works part time in private practice and for this reason focuses on the assessment and treatment of post-trauma responses.

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Desensitization & exposure therapy
  • Hypnotherapy