Dr. John Ogrodniczuk PhD


Department of Psychiatry

Dr. John Ogrodniczuk is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the UBC Psychotherapy Program.  His research program focuses on a variety of psychotherapies and patient populations, with a particular focus on personality disorders and men’s mental health. He is Past-President of the North American chapter of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, and Founder of HeadsUpGuys, a leading global resource that provides tips, tools, information about professional services, and recovery stories to help men fight depression and prevent suicide. Dr. Ogrodniczuk also maintains a private psychotherapy practice.

First Author Publications

Title Authors Journal Publication date
Silence and its manifestations in men’s mental illness Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Oliffe, J. L., Kealy, D., Seidler, Z. E., Sharp, P., Rice, S. M.   Nature Mental Health
A Preliminary Study of the Interactive Effect of Avoidant Personality Disorder Symptoms and Expressive Suppression on the Outcome of a Psychodynamically Oriented Day Treatment Program Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Kealy, D., Cox, D. W., Mielimaka, M., Joyce, A. S. Psychodynamic Psychiatry
Suicidal ideation among men during COVID-19: Examining the roles of loneliness, thwarted belongingness, and personality impairment Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Sivagurunathan, M., Kealy, D., Rice, S. M., Seidler, Z. E., Oliffe, J. L.       Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
HeadsUpGuys: An E-Mental Health Resource for Men with Depression Ogrodniczuk, J., Beharry, J., Oliffe, J. Rhode Island Medical Journal
Conditional process modeling of the relationship among self-reliance, loneliness, and depressive symptoms, and the moderating effect of feeling understood Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Oliffe, J. L., Kealy, D., Seidler, Z. E., Black, N., & Rice, S. M The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Who is coming through the door? A national survey of self‐reported problems among post‐secondary school students who have attended campus mental health services in Canada Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Kealy, D., Laverdiere, O. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
An evaluation of 5-year web analytics for HeadsUpGuys: A men’s depression e-mental health resource Ogrodniczuk, J., Beharry, J., & Oliffe, J.L. American Journal of Men’s Health
Psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional study of online help-seeking Canadian men Ogrodniczuk, J.S., Rice, S.,M., Kealy, D., Seidler, Z.E., Delara, M., Oliffe, J.L. Postgraduate Medicine
A national survey of self-reported mental health of Veterans pursuing post-secondary education in Canada Ogrodniczuk, J.S., Laidler, T., & Oliffe, J.L. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health
Self-reported mental health challenges among Canadian Veterans pursuing post-secondary education in Canada Ogrodniczuk, J., Oliffe, J.L. & Laider, T. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health
Take me back to move me forward: Re-enactment of the family system as a pathway to better quality of life for alexithymic patients in group therapy Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Cheek, J., Kealy, D., Sӧchting  Psychiatria Danubina

First Nations land acknowledegement

UBC VPRI acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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