Dr. Rodriguez has substantial experience in Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Neuropsychology. He is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). He has over 28 years of clinical experience, including more than 14 years in Forensic Mental Health/Forensic Psychology.
Dr. Rodriguez completed his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2014, investigating the Neuropsychological Function of first-time sex offenders over the age of 50 (see - https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/12048).
Dr. Rodriguez is a conjoint Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, in the Forensic Mental Health Masters Program. He has a number of publications and routinely engages in criminogenic behaviour research.
Dr. Rodriguez has provided Expert Evidence for Defence and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for over 14 years. He has appeared in Local, District, Supreme, and Family courts (see http://www.austlii.edu.au). He has appeared in high-profile cases throughout the years (for e.g., see -http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nadine-haag-suicide-ruling-overturned-20130823-2sgbr.html). He conducts psycho-legal reports for Legal Aid and the Aboriginal Legal Service, including in cases of individuals with an intellectual disability who are charged with offences. He is committed to providing pre-sentence reports for offenders who do not have the means to afford private legal representation.
Dr. Rodriguez provides Forensic and Medico-legal reports for WorkCover.
In addition to forensic work, Dr. Rodriguez provides psychological treatment using various empirically proven treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance Therapy and Mindfulness. He has expertise and a special interest in relationship/couples therapy.
Dr. Rodriguez provides the following services: