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February 22nd 2014:It's All In Your Head! Psychological Aspects of Plastic Surgery

Having a breast augmentation, liposuction or a face lift can be very exciting. But as much some people are excited about their new look, having a cosmetic procedure can be stressful. Sometimes the recovery process can be challenging and not everyone is fully prepared for the experience. This week we will discuss the psychological aspects of having cosmetic procedure. We have a great panel starting with David Sarwer, PhD., An expert in the psychology of appearance with a special interest in weight loss. In addition we will have James Claiborn, PhD., An expert in body dysmorphic syndrome. And ro

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James Claiborn

James Claiborn, PhD on his background: I am a psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings and with people of all ages and all types of concerns. Currently I am in independent practice in South Portland Maine. I provide cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals. I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and related problems such as tic disorders including Tourette's Disorder Trichotillomania and Compulsive Skin Picking. I provide cognitive therapy for people with other disorders including schizophrenia and offer supervision in cognitive behavioral therapy. Coaching services may be provided to people at distan
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Jack Fisher

Dr. Fisher received his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, completed his internships and residencies in general surgery at George Washington University Medical Center and his plastic surgery residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospital. Following his residency, he was on staff at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, from 1981 to 1986 as attending plastic surgeon. Throughout the country, Dr. Jack Fisher is a well-known and respected surgeon. He has been invited to speak at a number of surgical conferences throughout the world. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Fi
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David Sarwer

David B. Sarwer, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as well as Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. Dr. Sarwer is the Director of the Stunkard Weight Management Program and is actively involved in the Bariatric Surgery Program at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducts behavioral/psychological evaluations of patients prior to surgery. He also treats individuals with eating or other psychological concerns after bariatric surgery. Dr. Sarwer provides psychotherapeutic treatment to persons who have body dysmorphic disorder o
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