Dr Gordon Hewitt
M.Sc. (hons), Ph.D., CTA (ITAA), TSTA (Psychotherapy) (ITAA), APC (NZAP), Registerer Psychotherapist (PB002) retired May 2020.
First career - Biologist 1962 - 1987
Gordon graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with an M.Sc. in Biology in 1961. He was appointed to a lectureship in Zoology in 1962 and promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 1971.
He was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the National Research Council of Canada and worked with their Fisheries Research Board on Vancouver Island.
He was a Visiting Senior Lecturer in Biology at the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kabangsan Malaysia) 1976-77.
He was a French Government Bursar at the University of Science and Technology at Languedoc , Montpellier, France July 1983 - February 1984.
He lectured in Parasitology initially and later if Genetics and Evolutionary Biology. He published over 40 scientific papers in these fields.
Second Career - psychotherapist 1988 - 2020
From 1988 to 1992 Gordon was Head of the School of Health Professions at the Central Institute of Technology in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. There he introduced courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Gordon was a partner in Counselling & Psychotherapy Associates.He was founder, director and trainer with the Wellington Transactional Analysis Training Institute which provides psychotherapy training in Wellington.
Gordon is a Clinical Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, a Teaching Member of the International Transactional Association and a Member and Supervisor with the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.
Gordon was President of the International Transactional Analysis Association (2001 - 2003), he has been a member of the Council of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists and Chair of the NZAP Admission Committee
He was a member of the Psychotherapists' Board of Aotearoa New Zealand for 5½ years, serving as Deputy Chair and Chair.
Gordon has run workshops on aspects of psychotherapy, counselling and supervision, and on business applications of Transactional Analysis, throughout New Zealand, as well as in Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, the United States, and the former Yugoslavia.
He has trained supervisors and psychotherapists for several Universities and polytechnics.
Gordon has a Ph.D. in biology and taught genetics from stage I to Ph.D. level at Victoria University of Wellington.
As well as a background in Science and Psychotherapy, Gordon has extensive management experience, having been Academic Dean of Science at Victoria University and Head of the School of Health Professions at the Central Institute of Technology, run courses for a many organisations and acted as a consultant in conflict resolution cases.
He has two grown up children and lives in Eastbourne, near Wellington with his wife. They share their house with a cat, goldfish, and axolotls. Gordon enjoys tramping, fishing and biking.