Kevin Glisenti  

Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)

Post Graduate Diploma (Psychology)

Master of Organisational Psychology

Master of Clinical Psychology

Member - Australian Psycholgical Society (APS)

  

Kevin has completed master's level research comparing cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy in the treatment of overweight or obese emotional eaters, and also exploring the effect of reward systems on motivating knowledge sharing between people within and across work units.

Kevin has a special interest in the treatment of overweight and obesity, anxiety disorders, and work related depression and stress. He works with adults, adolescents, children and couples from our Margate and Deception Bay offices.

  

Christopher Ward 

Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Hons)

Master of Clinical Psychology

Member - Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Member - APS Clinical College

  

Christopher has completed master's level research investigating cognitions (thinking styles) in psychological therapy, and the role these may play in positive therapy outcomes for patients.

Christopher has a special interest in couple's therapy, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder,  obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and substance abuse/dependence, and also working with WorkCover patients. He works from our Deception Bay office.

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Wendy Howarth

Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Master of Clinical Psychology

Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT) from College of Medical Hypnosis

Associate Member - Australian Psychological Society (APS)

  

Wendy has completed master's level research exploring the nature of problematic internet use and the effects on mental health including depression, anxiety, stress and self-esteem, and honour's level research around the prevalence of insomnia in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea.

She has a special interest in working with women experiencing perinatal depression, adults experiencing depression, anxiety and stress, and with young women experiencing trauma. Wendy works from our Deception Bay Office.

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Ray Inkpen

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Ray has completed honours level research in selective visual attention, using electroencephalogram and worked as a member of a research team for schizophrenia using the same modality. 

He has an interest in working with children, adolescents, and older adults in anxiety, depression, stress and psychosis.

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Lauren McIntosh

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Honours)

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Member - Australian Psychological Society

Associate Member - APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Lauren completed research as part of her Masters degree that focussed on children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI). The research investigated an experimental intervention aimed at educating COPMI about mental illness, and the relationship with their level of perceived stigma. Lauren investigated parenting self-efficacy, worry and communication during the transition of their children into secondary school as part of her Graduate Diploma.

She has a special interest in assisting individuals to achieve optimum mental health through using cognitive, behavioural and positive psychology intervention techniques. Lauren enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan, young people in particular. She works from Deception Bay and Margate offices.

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Vonda Cross

Practice Manager  

Vonda manages all of the non-clinical aspects of OGI Potential including handling general enquiries, receiving initial referrals, and organising and attending to billing enquiries. She is assisted by our Receptionists including Jen Haggar, Franki Nagle & Vanessa Martelli.  

Vonda possesses extensive experience providing customer service within various health care settings. She is an important link in enabling the smooth transition from initial referral to clinical service provision to service completion.

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