John Ogrodniczuk

John Ogrodniczuk

Professor, UBC Department of Psychiatry, Division of Adult Psychiatry and Mental Health Services

Founder, HeadsUpGuys

Past-President, North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research

Founder, Optimum Life Consulting

Director, UBC Psychotherapy Program


Short Biography

Dr. John Ogrodniczuk is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the UBC Psychotherapy Program, one of North America’s largest medically based psychotherapy training programs.  His research program focuses on a variety of psychotherapies and patient populations, with a particular focus on personality disorders and men’s mental health. Dr. Ogrodniczuk has held several grants to support his research, which has led to over 300 scientific publications.

In addition to his research, Dr. Ogrodniczuk is involved with teaching medical students and psychiatry residents, serves as a mental health consultant for various organizations, and maintains a psychotherapy practice. Dr. Ogrodniczuk is the Founder of HeadsUpGuys, a leading global resource for supporting men with depression.

Research Focus

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Personality Disorders, Men’s Mental Health, Alexithymia, Workplace Mental Health

Significant Accomplishments & Professional Contribution

Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award, Society for Psychotherapy Research

Past-President, North American Chapter, Society for Psychotherapy Research

Distinguished Research Career Award, Society for Psychotherapy Research

Champion of Mental Health Award, Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health