Rob Paramo

MSc (Criminological Psychology), BSc (Hons), Chartered Psychologist (UK Forensic), (AFBPsS), Registered Psychologist, MNZPS, MICJFP

Rob has nearly 20 years experience working with high quality individual and group based interventions for those that have offended sexually and violently. He worked for Her Majesty’s Public Prison Service (UK) for nine years in a range of roles from clinical delivery to national office based clinical support and national training.


In New Zealand, he has worked for the Department of Corrections for 10 years. Rob again worked clinically taking a range of assessment, treatment, staff supervision and support roles.

More recently he has taken roles providing clinical support for Special Treatment Units for high intensity programmes and more latterly as a lead for Psychology Practice across the whole of Psychological Services.  He has trained programme facilitators for many years in manualised interventions, role-play skills and broader treatment approaches. He has worked in the area of critical incidents and supported staff and organisations on assessing and intervening with staff well-being and resilience. He now works as a Registered Psychologist in Private Practice.

In private practice Rob utilises his expertise in assessment and treatment for those that have sexually and violently offended and complex cases. Additionally he works in group and clinical supervision and programme integrity processes. He has recently published a chapter on programme integrity in The Handbook of Correctional Psychology (Polaschek, Day and Hollin (Eds)). In his private practice Rob is currently focusing on a range of areas including direct assessment and treatment as well as clinician supervision, staff well-being support and training.

Rob can be contacted via HMA and also directly on:
rob@paramopsychology.co.nz and 0210613615