Senior clinical psychology staff

Dr Sophia Xenos (Clinic Director)

BA, GradDipAppChPsych, Mpsych, PhD, MAPS

Dr Sophia Xenos is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in working with adults, adolescents, and children. Sophia has 20 years of expertise in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and adults, behavioural and educational difficulties experienced by children, parenting, and parenting interventions, as well as experience with families of culturally-diverse backgrounds. Sophia is currently a Senior Lecturer and Psychology Clinic Director.

Professor Gerard Kennedy (1st Year Program Coordinator)

BBSc(Hons), Ph.D., Grad Dip Mntl Hlth Sci (Clin Hypn)

Professor Gerard Kennedy is a clinical psychologist with expertise in the diagnosis and psychological treatment of sleep disorders. He has more than 20 years of practice as a senior clinical psychologist in the Department(s) of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at both the Austin Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. He maintains a strong research program in the area of sleep and circadian rhythms, and has published more than 100 articles in refereed journals and books, and given many conference presentations, presentations to the media and community organizations. 

Dr Sharynn Schuster

BA, Grad Dip in App Child Psychology, PhD, MAPS

Dr Schuster is a psychologist and lecturer, with extensive experience in child, adolescent, and family psychology. Her clinical interests include enuresis, behavioural and educational difficulties experienced by children and adolescents, parenting that promotes resilience, and parenting interventions.

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