Rob Battisti is a Clinical Director at Mind Plasticity and our Principal Clinical Psychologist, overseeing much of the shared mental health care for clients of the Practice in collaboration with other Mind Plasticity clinicians. He is passionate about delivering evidence-based therapies and overcoming some of the traditional barriers that restrict people from accessing top quality care via team care arrangements.
Rob completed his PhD at the University of Wollongong and a postdoctoral position with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales in partnership with the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) at the University of Sydney. He has worked in and around Sydney for many years and has professional affiliations with organisations such as the BMC, headspace, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He has additionally served on the Board of Directors for the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) of which he is a Fellow member.
Rob has expertise in working with individuals and families with more complex needs and in multi-disciplinary care arrangements. His clinical background is in child, adolescent and young adult (AYA) psychology as well as parenting psychology, with an expertise in addiction, psychiatric comorbidity (i.e. multiple diagnoses), and chronic disease (e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, cancer).
In addition to his role at Mind Plasticity, Rob holds a position as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Cancer Centre for Children at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He also consults to organisations on preventative mental health and is a Lieutenant Psychologist with the Royal Australian Navy