BEd, BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin) M.A.P.S
The core objective of the Peak Program is to help obesity patients reach and maintain peak condition both physically and mentally.
Bariatric surgery is an irreversible procedure that requires the commitment of the patient to make and sustain significant lifestyle changes to achieve the most successful outcomes.
Consequently, professional psychology is one of the most integral disciplines that helps patients learn how to overcome emotional barriers that may hinder long-lasting results.
Before deciding if a patient is a suitable candidate for the significant procedure, a professional psychological assessment is made to ascertain that surgery is the most effective solution.
Psychological support continues post-surgery and for up to a year after the operation.
Wendy Borislavsky is a trained educator and clinical psychologist. Based on the Gold Coast, Wendy has a keen professional interest in the fields of bariatric surgery and adult chronic pain management.
Prior to graduating from Bond University, Wendy completed her Master’s dissertation on the Psychological Effects of Patients undergoing Gastric Band surgery versus Gastric Sleeve surgery. Her research was selected and presented at the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders Conference in Istanbul, Turkey in 2012.
Wendy is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Society Psychologist Interest Group and the Psychology, Eating, Weight and Body Image Interest Group. She is enthusiastic and passionate about making lasting changes on the mental wellbeing of her patients, particularly those who are undergoing life-changing bariatric surgery.
She currently works alongside the multidisciplinary team at the Core Specialist Group on the Gold Coast to deliver positive psychology that helps with behavioural change.