Robert Brockman

Robert Brockman
Australian Catholic University | ACU · Institute for Positive Psychology and Education

PhD

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March 2017 - present
Australian Catholic University
Position
  • Research Associate
April 2015 - present
University of Technology Sydney
Position
  • Lecturer
July 2010 - April 2015
Western Sydney University
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (30)
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Internationally, there is a gap in high‐school completion rates for Indigenous and non‐Indigenous students. In Australia, gap estimates are commonly based on lag indicators, precluding examination of underlying mechanisms. Using two longitudinal representative samples of Australian youth, we explored differences in high‐school completion between Au...
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A significant proportion of those with eating disorders (EDs) do not respond to first-line treatments. This systematic review was conducted to identify whether personality disorders (PDs)/traits predict or moderate ED treatment outcomes and whether these outcomes were differentially influenced by ED or PD diagnostic subtypes, or treatment approach....
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Despite wellbeing being critical for individuals and communities to thrive in life and succeed in education, there is little research that investigates how Indigenous Australian youth attending universities conceptualise wellbeing. The purpose of this research was to empower the voices and agency of Indigenous youth attending higher education insti...
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Background Throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries psychology has been used as a tool of colonisation. Critical theorists argue that in order to improve the wellbeing of those most affected by inequality, psychology programs need to be decolonised. In the Australian context, research has primarily focused on what decolonised curricula might look (e....
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Internationally there is a gap in high school completion rates for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. In Australia, gap estimates are commonly based on lag indicators, precluding examination of underlying mechanisms. Using two longitudinal and representative samples of Australian youth, we explored differences in high school completion between...
Preprint
High reappraisal and low suppression are generally seen as desirable outcomes of therapy, but this combination may not benefit those who typically use reappraisal and suppression together. A daily diary study (N=187; Mage = 23.9; 71% females; 3,852 days; M=20.59 days/person) showed that the group-level correlation between reappraisal and suppressio...
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Aim: While associations between creativity and psychopathology have been well researched, the specific cognitive processes that distinguish highly creative from those with psychopathology warrant further investigation. This study will examine whether IQ, executive function, cognitive inhibition or spatial working memory differentiate individuals w...
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Schema Therapy mode formulations have recently been extended to a range of chronic, treatment‐resistant psychological disorders. The aim of this study was to examine whether two forms of repetitive negative thinking (rumination and worry) can be conceptualised as a maladaptive coping mode, we term the “over‐analysing” mode, consistent with Young's...
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Significant inequities in the health outcomes of Indigenous Australians have for some time now been of concern to governments that are charged with providing positive and equable health outcomes to all Australians. Despite decades of government and scholarly research, investment and ‘interventions’ geared towards ‘closing the gap’, Indigenous Austr...
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Background The relevance of schema theory to psychopathology, in particular personality disorder, in younger adults is established. Investigations into the relevance of schema theory to older adults, however, is highly limited. Aims To consider the relationship of schema modes to psychopathology in older adults and establish whether maladaptive sc...
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Background: Individuals with personality disorders-particularly borderline personality disorder-are high users of mental health treatment services. Emergency service responses often focus on crisis management, and there are limited opportunities to provide appropriate longer term evidence-based treatment. Many individuals with personality disorder...
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Objectives: To what extent is the frame of reference of overlapping friendship communities important for young people's feelings of discrimination and subjective well-being? That is, do youth feel better or worse to the extent that they feel less or more discrimination than their friends? Method: Participants (N = 898; Mage = 14.13; SDage = 3.37...
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In this groundbreaking book, three internationally recognized psychologists present a step-by-step guide outlining the most up-to-date innovations in schema therapy (ST). This important book offers a clear and practical road map for putting the schema mode model into practice, improving clients' interpersonal functioning, and integrates the latest...
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Background The treatment of eating disorders is a difficult endeavor, with only a relatively small proportion of clients responding to and completing standard cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Given the prevalence of co-morbidity and complex personality traits in this population, Schema Therapy has been identified as a potentially viable treatme...
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Objectives: The aim of the current study was to establish the reliability and validity of one of the most used schema questionnaires, Young Schema Questionnaire Short Form Version 3 (YSQ-S3) in older adults. Method: 104 participants aged 60–84 years were recruited. They were administered a battery of questionnaires, including the YSQ-S3, Young-Atki...
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Despite a wide body of evidence concerning the importance of identifying and treating personality disorders, they remain largely understudied in older adults. Schema therapy has emerged has an effective treatment for personality disorders in younger adults. Schema therapy uses questionnaires to identify particular schemas and treatment outcomes. Th...
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Imagery Rescripting is a psychotherapy technique that has been integrated into Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) interventions in the treatment of various psychiatric populations including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, specific phobias, depression, obsessive–compulsive disorder, social phobia, and suicide risk. Whils...
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Most empirical studies of emotion regulation have relied on retrospective trait measures, and have not examined the link between daily regulatory strategies and every day emotional wellbeing. We used a daily diary methodology with multilevel modelling data analyses (n = 187) to examine the influence of three emotion regulation strategies (mindfulne...
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Despite theoretical overlap between self-compassion and psychological flexibility, empirical links between these constructs is limited. This study examined the relationships between psychological flexibility, self-compassion, and emotional well-being to add to the literature on understanding the importance of self-compassion as a possible contribut...
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This chapter seeks to bridge the gap between basic theory and practice, between obscure psychometric concepts and the concrete needs of the therapist sitting in the room with a client. It examines some fundamental differences in how researchers and practitioners typically think about and use clinical assessment. The chapter focuses on the different...
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There is now expert consensus that directly observing the work of trainee therapists vs. relying upon self-report of sessions, is critical to providing the accurate feedback required to attain a range of competencies. In spite of this expert consensus however, and the broadly positive attitudes towards video review among supervisees, video feedback...
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The aim of this study was to examine the association between eating disorders (ED) and schema modes, and identify which specific schema modes are associated with particular eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN) and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED). A total of forty seven women with eating disorder...
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Despite a rise in the popularity of cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis (CBTp) over the past 15 years, recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses have concluded that CBTp has only modest effects on psychotic syndrome outcomes and that empirical evidence of its superiority over other psychosocial treatments is poor (Jones, Hacker, Meaden, Corm...
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Despite a steep rise in the evidence base for third-wave cognitive and behavioural therapy approaches over the past decade, a scarcity of change measures relevant to these therapies as applied to psychosis is arguably slowing empirical progress in the area. The Voices Acceptance and Action Scale (VAAS), a measure of acceptance of voice experiences,...
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An exploration of Schema Modes in Clinical and Sub-Clinical Eating Disorders Authors: Susan Simpson, Evelyn Smith, Stephanie Bond Objectives: Two studies were undertaken to investigate the role of schema modes in eatings disorders. In study 1, results from the Schema Mode Inventory were compared between individuals with eating disorders and a comm...
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Cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis (CBTp) has enjoyed a steep rise in popularity over the past 15 years; however, recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses have concluded that CBTp has only modest effects on psychotic syndrome outcomes and that empirical evidence of its superiority over other psychosocial treatments is poor. And although...

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