DR ROBERT BROCKMAN
DClinPsy/PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Robert is a clinical psychologist and researcher based in Sydney, Australia. From 2010-2017 Robert's work life consisted of supervising and lecturing on Clinical Psychology Masters programs (Western Sydney University; University of Technology) and running a private practice. This has evolved into Schema Therapy Sydney the first schema therapy focused private practice in Sydney. For 5 years, Rob has also been affiliated with Schema Therapy Training Australia and regularly provides accredited schema trainings across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
In June 2018 Rob co-authored a new schema therapy book Contextual Schema Therapy with Eckhard Roediger and Bruce Stevens (published by New Harbinger). His central contribution to this work has been on integrating 3rd wave techniques (e.g. Mindfulness, Self-compassion, Values) to explicitly build the healthy adult mode in schema therapy.
In 2016 in Vienna, Rob was honoured by ISST colleagues with the 'Young Investigator' award for his research on the application of schema therapy to GAD and pathological worry processes. Rob currently holds a senior research fellowship with Australian Catholic University where he 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), Schema Therapy Self-Reflection/Self-Practice, and the cross-cultural application of schema therapy (with Malaysian and Singaporean colleagues). From 2015-current Rob has been consultant supervisor on a multi-site open trial of group schema therapy for eating disorders.
Rob provides e-therapy for clients over secure internet platforms as well as regularly visiting Singapore to meet his clients face to face .