Dr Ruth Brookman

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Ruth is a trained clinical psychologist with a person-centred, collaborative and empathetic approach. She is passionate about fostering a supportive and safe environment for others – especially for those who may feel marginalised by their circumstances.  

During her training as a clinical psychologist, Ruth obtained experience in private practice, university campus clinics, and the Children’s Cancer Centre at Westmead Children’s Hospital. Ruth also has clinical experience and background as a speech pathologist and case management in vocational rehabilitation, child protection, and criminal justice settings. She has experience working with people across the lifespan, with a special interest in supporting people who have been diagnosed with dementia and their and carers.

Ruth is also an academic and researcher with the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, and teaches within the School of Psychology at Western Sydney University. She is involved in research that promotes wellbeing and communication across the lifespan. She is a committed Christian and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s  ‘Christianity and Psychology’ and ‘Psychology and Ageing’ interest groups, and is also a member of the Australian Association of Gerontology.