Dr. Hamel is a board certified licensed psychologist in both Virginia and New Jersey and has been in private practice for over 25 years. He holds a Diplomate in Behavioral Medicine and Professional Counseling from the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy. He is also a licensed registered nurse and certified school psychologist. Dr. Hamel’s research interests include health psychology, training and supervision as well as corporate consultation.
Dr. Ivankovic completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology in Zagreb, Croatia, and her graduate studies at IPS. She has worked in a variety of areas, including helping abused children through an emergency line in Croatia, and psychotherapy for children and adolescents at Superior Court of the District of Columbia/Child Guidance Clinic. Her interests include psychological assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and characterological issues.
Conrad completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Conrad’s clinical interests involve working with individuals suffering from personality disorders, depression and anxiety. Currently, Conrad is working on a dissertation regarding the treatment of Avoidant Personality Disorder in relation to one’s perception of God.
Jonathan graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice. For the past year, Jonathan gained clinical experience working with adults suffering from severe, chronic mental illness at Montgomery County Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in Silver Spring, Maryland. His interests include individual and group psychotherapy in the treatment of mood, trauma, and psychotic disorders.
William, a native of Virginia, graduated from Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC with a B.A. in Theology and a minor in Philosophy. Before pursuing his studies at IPS, William worked in the Admissions Office at Belmont Abbey College where he helped recruit perspective students from both North and South Carolina. His clinical interests include counseling couples, families, military personnel, and those suffering from anxiety and depression.
Kathleen graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Accounting and from The American University, Washington College of Law with a J.D. She has worked as a financial analyst, lawyer and stay at home mom. She is married with adult children. Her current academic interests include studying panic disorder in older women, while her clinical interests include working with individuals, marriages, families and children.
Mark graduated from Christendom College with a major in Philosophy. Having taken several elective Psychology classes, including a class on the philosophy of psychology, he developed an interest in applying his understanding of human nature, acquired in his philosophical studies, to his practice of psychology. His clinical interests include assessment and work with children.
Octavia received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Pre-Medical Studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2011. She decided to develop her interest in the social sciences by working at a research institute in Princeton, NJ before joining the IPS community. Octavia’s clinical interests include working with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing adjustment and other mood disorders. Currently, she is writing her dissertation on the theoretical and empirical basis of gender differences.
Charles has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, where he also studied graduate theology. Charles received his Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from IPS and is now pursuing his doctorate. His clinical interests include the positive concept of human maturity, especially as it relates to the impact of emotional regulation and identity on personal choices.
Claudia graduated from Mount Holyoke College, with a BA in religion and a concentration in philosophy. She has been a home educator, and worked as an educational consultant for Connections Academy. Her areas of clinical interests include: the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, marriage & family counseling, and character strength and virtue-based therapy. The focus of her dissertation is the therapeutic cultivation of a capacity to give and receive love.
Ania majored in Literature at Christendom College. While as a family therapist intern at College Park Youth and Family Services, College Park, MD, Ania developed her clinical experience in child centered play therapy and theraplay models. Her current clinical interests include working with families and young adults and her research areas of interest include the Montessori Method, human development and the psychological benefits of studying classical literature.