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They’re gonna find me out! The curious case of the Impostor phenomenon

4 November, 2018

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Did you know about 70% of people will experience the impostor phenomenon (fear of failure, fear of success, a sometimes obsessive perfectionist drive, and an inability to accept praise and achievement, combined with a genuine belief that you, the ‘impostor’, will be found out for being a fake).  To put it simply, it is the experience of feeling like a phony or a fraud.  It is particularly prevalent among high achieving women.

Common thoughts and feelings include:

  • I must not fail
  • I feel like a fake
  • My success was pure luck
  • I don’t deserve to be in this job

Common behaviours include: read more »

Hey men get Post-Natal Depression too, you know?

29 September, 2016

posted in couples, help me, relationships, uncategorised, useful resources, wellbeing

One out of 4 fathers experience symptoms of Post-Natal Depression (PND) during the 12 months following the birth of their child.  While most of them may not meet the full criteria for PND, many men report symptoms of depressed mood, low interest in their regular activities, feelings of worthlessness, loss of energy, and fears that their problems will be dismissed or they will be stigmatised in some way (e.g. seen as weak). While PND is more common in mothers (affecting about 15% of women with slightly higher rates for Maori women), often both partners are suffering some symptoms of depression and men often get missed. read more »

Professor Richie Poulton

2 March, 2015

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Congratulations to Professor Richie Poulton on his new role with the Ministry of Social Development. Professor Poulton had a chance to talk about his new role on national radio today. Have a listen below, and don’t forget to register for his talk in our Development Centre on the 16th of April. Register here.

Seasons Greetings

17 December, 2014

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The team at Psychology Associates would like to wish you a happy holiday season and New Year.

Our office will close at 5pm on Friday, 19th December 2014 and re-open at 9am on Monday, 12th January 2015.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


New Associate

3 March, 2014

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Psychology Associates are delighted to welcome Fiona Partridge back to our team!

Fiona is a very experienced clinical psychologist who trained primarily in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based psychological technique. Fiona uses CBT collaboratively with clients to achieve improved functioning and wellbeing. read more »

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