Dr. Robert Brockman, Clinical Psychologist
Robert has extensive experience teaching and supervising on clinical psychology masters programs in Sydney since 2010. His clinical experience is drawn from both public (e.g. Hospitals, community mental health) and private health sector positions (e.g. private practice) in Sydney. Robert is accredited by the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST) as a schema therapist, supervisor, and trainer. Robert currently holds a research fellowship with Australian Catholic University (ACU) where he researches psychological approaches to well-being. He has a major clinical and research interest in formulation and intervention with complex presentations that prove difficult to treat via standard evidence-based protocols. He is currently engaged in clinical research focusing on extending the schema model into novel populations (e.g. GAD, Eating Disorders, HIV Sufferers, Problem Gamblers, Forensic Patients, and Psychosis). Rob is currently seeing patients from our Liverpool clinic.
Nyree Gale – Registered Psychologist, MPsych (Clinical)
Nyree is a dedicated psychologist with a warm, non-judgmental and compassionate approach to her work. She works with adults of all ages, using an integrative therapy approach, including therapeutic techniques from Schema Therapy, CBT, ACT and DBT. She has a strong professional and personal interest in mindfulness and self-compassion practices and incorporates these approaches where suitable. Nyree works collaboratively with her clients to help meet their individual goals, needs and interests.
Nyree is dedicated to continual learning and completed her Master of Clinical Psychology in 2018. She has experience across a range of psychological concerns including emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and general life stressors such as work, study, or relationship concerns. She has a particular interest in using Schema Therapy to address underlying causes of distress and is currently working towards ISST certification as a Schema therapist. She also enjoys working cross culturally, having trained in organisations that see clients from diverse backgrounds. Nyree is available for consultation Wednesdays and Fridays at our Liverpool clinic.
Jules Mascarenhas – Registered Psychologist, MPsych (Clinical)
Jules has experience working across various settings including public and private psychiatric health settings, inpatient hospital mental health units, university settings, community services and international humanitarian aid. She has experience working in short-term targeted interventions, group therapy and complex long-term treatment. Jules has experience working with a diversified population including individuals with complex trauma, personality disorders, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal and relationship problems, depression, dissociative disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has been trained in a number of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT). Jules is currently undergoing accredited certification in Schema Therapy with the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). Jules is currently available for individual consultation at the Liverpool clinic on Fridays.
Lucie Swaffield, Forensic Psychologist, MPsych (Forensic)
Lucie is a forensic psychologist and Fellow of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists. She has completed advanced schema therapy training, is currently undertaking schema therapy accreditation and holds full membership with the ISST.
Lucie provides schema therapy, amongst other treatment techniques to focus on individual needs and to assist people who are seeking support and change in dealing with often complex situations. Lucie is experienced in providing help with intense and painful emotions, addictive behaviour, unhealthy or abusive relationship patterns, and when a person might feel misunderstood or confused by their relationships and how things have turned out. Lucie brings specialised skills when personal problems can intersect with the law and how to navigate that pathway. She provides pre-sentence reports for criminal courts.
Lucie is also a board approved supervisor and provides supervision for students and registrar programs. She seeks to contribute to the profession through research. Lucie currently consults from our Liverpool clinic Wednesdays.
Claudia Mendez, Clinical Psychologist
Claudia is a clinical psychologist with experience working in both the government and private settings. Claudia has worked in public mental health settings across the Hunter New England and South West Sydney Local Health Districts providing psychological interventions for complex mental health presentations. Claudia currently works for the Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Service working with adults who experience complex mental health, trauma and personality disorders and in the provision of supervision to clinicians. Recently, Claudia has been collaborating with Western Sydney University, on the Sydney site, of a multi-site trial of Group Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders. Claudia is currently available for clinical supervision and training only.
Dr. Andrew Phipps, Clinical Psychologist
Andrew has extensive experience in clinical practice, supervision and teaching. He is a Senior Clinical Psychologist within the public mental health service in South Western Sydney. Andrew is a Clinic Supervisor and Lecturer within the Western
Sydney University Clinical Psychology program. Andrew is an accredited Schema Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor with the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST). He has over 15-years experience as a clinician. Andrew’s main clinical interests include the application of Schema Therapy to people with personality disorders, dissociative disorders, and delusional disorders. He has published and presented papers in the field of: early intervention for trauma, self-help treatment for depression, and clinical outcomes in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Andrew is available for consultation at the new Inner West Clinic.