Centre for Continuing Education

Juliette Drobny

Juliette Drobny

Resume

Dr Juliette Drobny is a clinical lecturer and a senior clinical psychologist who completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training in psychology and clinical psychology at the University of New South Wales before completing her PhD at the University of Sydney. She is currently the Head of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Unit in the Department of Medical Psychology at Westmead Hospital.

She has specialised in the treatment of anxiety disorders for over 10 years and has been involved in conducting research into anxiety disorders for the past 15 years. She was co-author of The Shyness Program, a highly effective Internet-based treatment program for overcoming social phobia. She has also been involved in developing CBT treatment programs for Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia, Compulsive Hoarding and a transdiagnostic approach for managing anxiety.

She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and her research has been presented at national and international conferences. Her PhD thesis investigated the role of patients' knowledge and beliefs about CBT on treatment outcome in Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. She is currently researching the long-term effectiveness of CBT for anxiety disorders in a naturalistic community outpatient setting. She is passionate about teaching and is actively involved in the training and supervision of intern clinical psychologists and psychiatry registrars.