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Division 44 Journal editor named

John Gonsiorek, PhD, named founding editor of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

by Mark Pope

After an exhaustive international search for a Founding Editor of our first ever professional journal, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, the Div. 44 Executive Committee at its most recent meeting in Houston selected Dr. John Gonsiorek as the Founding Editor of our journal.

Dr. Gonsiorek is both a noted scholar and practitioner in our field. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in Clinical Psychology in 1978, and holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a Past-President of the American Psychological Association Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues), and has published widely in the areas of professional misconduct and impaired professionals, sexual orientation and identity, professional ethics, and other topics. He is a fellow of APA Divisions 9, 12, 29, 36, and 44. Until August 2012 Dr. Gonsiorek served as Professor in the PsyD Program at Argosy University–Twin Cities and has taught at a number of other higher education institutions in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area. For many years, he provided expert witness evaluation and testimony regarding impaired clergy and professionals, standards of care, and psychological damages; and has provided training and consultation to a variety of religious denominations and organizations.

Dr. Gonsiorek has served on several editorial boards including recently as consulting editor for Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. His major publications include several books—Breach of Trust: Sexual Exploitation by Health Care Professionals and Clergy, Homosexuality: Research Implications for Public Policy (with Weinrich), Male Sexual Abuse: A Trilogy of Intervention Strategies (with Bera and Letourneau), and Homosexuality and Psychotherapy: A Practitioner’s Handbook of Affirmative Models. For over 25 years, he had an independent practice of clinical and forensic psychology in Minneapolis, and is now semi-retired living in Santa Fe, NM, where he works part-time as a consultant.

For a journal that has scholarship and practice as important foci, Dr. Gonsiorek’s excellence in both placed him prominently at the lead in our search. We are very proud to have been able to secure such an important and recognized scholar and such an experienced editor and leader in our field to serve in the critical position of Founding Editor of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Contact Dr. Gonsiorek.