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 patient from our Liverpool clinic.
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.