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Podcast: Body dysmorphia & Cosmetic Surgery.

Podcast from Triple J's The Hook Up Psychologist and body dysmorphia expert, Dr Ben Buchannan joined us to discuss why we think about boobs so much and why maybe we shouldn't?

Obsession with breasts. Extreme self consciousness & implants don’t mix

Aired on Triple J's The Hook Up on 15th January 2017 Breasts, they're one of the most scrutinized parts of the female body. How do we get over insecurities and realize that every boob is beautiful? On the podcast we'll hear from women with boobs of all shapes and sizes, plus psychologist and body dysmorphia expert, [...]

Psychologists reveal what your household clutter says about your state of mind

This article originally published in Fairfax's Domain on 23rd January, 2017. Written by Jane Hone In a world where we are seemingly surrounded by stuff, it’s no wonder we’re living more cluttered lives. With scores of books and articles praising the psychological benefits of decluttering, it’s worth wondering why we have clutter in the first place? Is it simply a case of [...]

The Pain of Body Shame

This body dysmorphic disorder article originally appeared in Weight Watchers Magazine, written by Kimberly Gillan  When Charlie de Haas, 32, became a fitness model 
in her mid-20s she thought blitzing her body fat to 
six per cent would solve her image problems. But it only made things worse. The harder she worked out and the more [...]

3 Tips For Getting What You Want In Life

And 2017 is upon us! I wish you all the very best for the coming year and I hope you’ll take the opportunity to reorient yourself to what matters most in your life. May this year be a time when you fruitfully invest in your well-being. Here are some suggestions and encouraging resources that might help [...]

NovoPsych iPad app for Psychologists

Interview from the PsychFiles, 23rd December 2016 There are a lot of mobile apps that include the term “psychology” but many of them are just for fun. Are there any really good apps for psychotherapists? Yes there are and one of them is called NovoPsych. In this episode I interview Dr. Ben Buchanan who is [...]

Why sexting should worry every parent – Psychologist

Anthony Weiner's downfall is an important lesson for parents.   Article published at The New Daily by John Elder There’s a scene in the documentary Weiner, where the disgraced US Congressman Anthony Weiner – felled by a sexting scandal in 2011 – is seen skipping down the street during a parade, brandishing a flag pole, waving it [...]

What drives parents to kill their own children?

IT’S unfathomable, inexcusable, sickening. Published on news.com.au on 16th April 2016 The act of killing an innocent child is something most of us cannot comprehend. But an average of 25 children are killed each year by a parent in Australia, with children under the age of one at the highest risk of victimisation. On Sunday [...]

Cosmetic Surgery & Body Dysmorphic Disorder Don’t Mix.

On ABC 2 HackLive TV show in March 2016. DO I HAVE BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER? - Do you believe you have a “defect” in part of your body or appearance? - Do you spend a lot of time checking this “defect?” - Do you hide or cover up this “defect” or fix it through diets, [...]

Social media addiction, Fitspiration & Pro-Ana – A psychological perspective

Social media addiction is a growing problem with young people, and the research indicated that the more time we spend on social media the more dissatisfied we feel about our body. Sometimes this becomes such a problem that young people may require a psychological intervention. At Foundation Psychology Victoria we specialise in such interventions. http://foundationpsychology.com.au