Mr. John Penezic is a Licensed Psychological Associate. He holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from Spalding University (2022). John completed his internship training at the Charles George VAMC in Asheville, NC. Additionally, he received LGBTQ Health Competency training at the University of Louisville's School of Medicine.
He possesses several years of clinical experience working with Veterans and the LGBTQ communities in a variety of multidisciplinary health settings. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA), and the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA). He presents at conferences, healthcare organizations, and universities on topics ranging from suicide prevention to LGBTQ competency. Additionally, he has authored two educational brochures for the Kentucky Psychology Foundation's award-winning Head's Up public education campaign: The ABC's of LGBTQ and Allyship: Healthier Environments for All.
His specific interests include suicide prevention, substance dependence, sexual trauma, and LGBTQ-affirmative psychology. He provides evaluation and treatment services at correctional facilities in Kentucky through Shelton Forensic Solutions.