Gemma Jones – Clinical Psychology Registrar (MAPS)
Master of Psychology (Clinical) – University of the Sunshine Coast, 2020
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours) – University of New England, 2015
Graduate Diploma Psychology – University of New England, 2012
Bachelor of Business (Employment Relations and Business Administration) – University of Technology, Sydney – 1989
Clinical Psychology Registrar – Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Member – Australian Clinical Psychology Association
Member – Australian Psychological Society
Member – Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy
Member – Australian Human Resources Institute
I commenced work in 2021 as a Clinical Psychology Registrar with OGI Potential. I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples across the lifespan on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, substance use, social skills, parenting, PTSD and complex trauma, self-efficacy, and relationships amongst other areas.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly conducting cognitive assessments and providing therapy targeted to their individual needs and requirements. I also have experience with military and police personnel, and those who have experienced trauma in their lives.
I have an extensive background in human resources, organisational development and change, careers guidance and training.
My passion for working with individuals to help them live their best life, build their skills and resilience to cope with and blossom in the face of life’s challenges led me to study and practice psychology. I love working in partnership with my clients to identify and build on their skills and strengths to facilitate long term and lasting change.
Area of Special Interest
I have a special interest in working with children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, having studied extensively in this area, in addition to raising 3 boys on the spectrum, who are the light of my life. I also enjoy working with clients with serious and enduring mental illness, and substance use issues following my experience in the Queensland Health Mental Health Inpatient, and Community Care Units working with clients with schizophrenia, intellectual disabilities, bipolar disorder, trauma, and various personality complexities and in the Queensland Health Alcohol and Other Drug Service.
Other Training / Modalities
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Family & Systems Therapy
Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT)
Alcohol & Other Drugs
Autism Spectrum Disorder & Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – assessment & therapy
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
PTSD & complex trauma focused therapies
Careers Assessments & Guidance
Gottman based relationship therapy
OGI Potential provides services to the Newport, Scarborough, Redcliffe, Margate, Kippa-Ring, Rothwell, North Lakes, Mango Hill, North Brisbane, Burpengary, Morayfield and Caboolture areas.