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Identifying & Managing Body Dysmorphia with Roberta Honigman

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Why is it important to identify Body Dysmorphia and manage that appropriately with your clients?

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Roberta Honigman has a background in mental health social work with significant experience in the area of body image disturbance specifically relating to patients seeking cosmetic surgical and medical procedures.

In today's world people with BDD are more likely to be seen by cosmetic practitioners than by mental health professionals, as the majority of BDD sufferers believe that their condition is physically rather than psychologically manifested.

However, clinical evidence suggests that cosmetic procedures are rarely beneficial in ameliorating symptoms of BDD and indeed usually make things worse. Some patients become more fixated on the feature that had been treated or develop new appearance preoccupations following treatment. Unfortunately, despite increasing awareness of the impact of poor body image, BDD appears to go under-recognised and /or misdiagnosed.

Why is it important to identify Body Dysmorphia and manage that appropriately with your clients?

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  • How to identify behaviours of concern
  • What does mental health look like in aesthetic practice?
  • Strategies to manage "alarm bells"
  • Pathways to manage inappropriate client selection
  • Clinician safeguarding strategies

Roberta Honigman has a background in mental health social work with significant experience in the area of body image disturbance specifically relating to patients seeking cosmetic surgical and medical procedures.

Working closely in a clinical capacity in consultation with plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other cosmetic practitioners, counselling patients before and after cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive procedures. Roberta has undertaken multiple research in unpacking patient motivation for treatment, redefining what mental health presents like in the cosmetic space and how to manage patient expectations and identify alarm bells. She is s co-authored the book ‘Living with your Looks’ on BDD.

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