RESEARCH AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Weight management and weight loss: Providing a comprehensive treatment protocol which goes beyond the typical emphasis on diet and exercise to address the specific cognitive and emotional difficulties which underlie struggles with weight loss and maintenance.
Improving weight management and the quality of life via the application of Positive Psychology and mindfulness strategies.
The centrality and importance of shame to experiences of depression, anxiety, weight and eating struggles, grief, self-esteem/self-confidence, experiences of abuse, relationship difficulties, identity/self-concept issues, and trauma.
Conference and Seminar Presentations
The Psychology of Weight Management. I am working to publish a comprehensive book on this subject - available in 2014. Workshops will follow .Watch this space for further information.
Altering the Fate of Silence: Recovery from the Shame Imposed by Homophobia and Heterosexism. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry: Section of Psychotherapy Conference, November 5-8, 2010, Sydney, Australia.
Shame, Trauma and Obesity: A Crisis in the Making. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists: Section of Psychotherapy, Bi-National Conference, August 22-24, 2008, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
The Interrelationship of Shame, Self-Cohesion, Time-Sense and Attachment Style. Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy Ltd., 18th Annual Conference, 16-19 November, 2006, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Can Shame be Positive? Making a Distinction between Mature Healthy Shame and Dysfunctional Shame. 3rd European Conference on Positive Psychology, July 3-6, 2006, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.
Healthy versus Unhealthy Shame: Understanding the Qualitative Changes which Influence Shame’s Impact on Self-Development. LifeConnect, May 25, 2005, North Sydney, NSW Australia.
Using Shame as a Positive and Self-Enhancing Phenomenon with the Therapeutic Relationship. 27th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, November 4-7, 2004, San Diego, USA.
A Developmental Theory of Shame: A Roadmap to Recovery. 16th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy, October 28-31, 2004, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Shame and the Autonomic Nervous System. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists: Section of Psychotherapy, Bi-National Conference, October 8-10, 2004, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Confronting the Shame Crisis. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists: Section of Psychotherapy Bi-National Conference, October 4, 2003, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.
The PhD Journey. Macquarie University Psychology Conference, November 29, 2002, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Review of International Psychology of the Self Conference, 2000. Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy seminar, November, 25, 2000, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
The Shame of Trauma: The Trauma of Shame. Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy 12th Annual Conference, October 7, 2000, Sydney, NSW, Australia.