B Psych (Hons)
AREAS OF PRACTICE INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
SHARLENE MANTZ holds an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Wollongong, and is currently in the final stages of completing a combined Doctor of Clinical Psychology/PhD at the University of Sydney. Sharlene is an Associate Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT).
Sharlene has experience working with a wide range of problems amongst varying age groups. These include, but are not limited to, anxiety and mood disorders, bereavement, low-self esteem, relationship difficulties, work or study-related stress, and drug and alcohol problems. She applies individually tailored treatment plans driven by the client's goals, and employs a range of psychological approaches. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Systemic and Relational approaches.
Sharlene also has a particular interest in working with individuals who experience obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviours, such as in obsessive compulsive disorder. In addition to her clinical work, Sharlene has a strong research background in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and OCD amongst children and adolescents. Her doctoral thesis explores the role of thought processes and parent-child interactions in OCD.
Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Coping with a Serious Illness Depression Grief Loss & Bereavement Interpersonal Difficulties Obsessions & Compulsive Behaviour Disorders Personality Disorders Post-traumatic Stress Psychometric Testing Recovery from Childhood Trauma / Abuse