Dr Linda has a prolific academic publication record and has published widely in peer reviewed academic journals.
She has a specialist interest in body image and in the field of Psychodermatology where she has written extensively both for lay people and clinicians. Her books and research articles in the field of Psychodermatology where she studies the link between the skin and the psyche are considered seminal in the field.
She has written several academic and self-help books many of which have been translated into numerous languages, with her latest book What Men Say What Women Hear being published in 14 countries around the world.
Dr. Linda still actively supervises and publishes academic research and is often invited to give specialist lectures at Universities and Medical Schools both in the UK and throughout the world.
Unfollow: Living Life on Your Own Terms
Dr Linda Papadopoulos understands the issues and has the experience to guide and support young women to help get their lives back on track so they can feel happier, more confident, more in control. Unfollow: Living life on your own terms offers valuable insight and practical self-help to empower women to throw off the burden of expectation and start leading the lives they want to lead.
Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms
Life is full of opportunity for 20-somethings, but it’s also far more pressured than ever before. Whether it’s the proliferation or the homogeneity of images of beauty and success that wallpaper our world, we know what a beautiful woman looks like – and we know what a perfect life looks like too. We live in a world that floods us with expectations about everything – from what we should weigh to what we should wear to how often we should be having sex and how much money we should be making. As a consequence, we begin to feel that we need to tick all these boxes in order to have ‘the Perfect Life’. When we inevitably fall short, we feel anxious – we feel that we are failing and have the sense we are losing control. As a result, increasing numbers of young women are battling with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, perfectionism, toxic friendships and relationships, pressure to succeed or conform, and poor body image. At an age when life should be exciting, fun and relatively care-free, more and more young women are adrift and struggling.
What Men Say, What Women Hear
We know that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but what we still need to know is how to find a common dialect and a way of translating what we mean when we communicate with each other. “What Men Say” is an indispensable guide for the modern woman who, although she can run countries, fly to the moon and power walk in stilettos still struggles to understand what a man actually means when he says she ‘has curves’. Here, for the first time, top TV psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos (“Big Brother”, “This Morning”, “Newsround”) helps us to unlock the key to better communication within our relationships. She takes the lifespan of relationships and, by utilising the principles of the revolutionary Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; she shows the communication pitfalls and how to avoid them. From the first date disasters through to meeting the parents and popping the Big Question, this book will be the first to address communication problems, teaching the reader ways of identifying them, and showing them that talking in a language we all understand is simply a matter of becoming more aware of our own thought processes and perceptions, and learning how to analyse them.
The Man Manual
Whether you’re dating, in the very first stages of romance, in a steady relationship or really committed, if there’s a man in your life, you need The Man Manual.Starting from the premise that men and women think, feel and behave differently in relationships, top psychologist Dr. Linda draws on her huge experience as resident psychologist at Cosmopolitan to bring you insight into the most common difficulties women experience when trying to deal with men.
If you’ve ever wondered why he still wants to see his ex or even just why he won’t do the washing up when you’ve asked him to fifty times, nicely, this is the book for you. Read The Man Manual and discover how to fine tune your love life and park your relationship problems once and for all.
Psychodermatology covers all aspects of how the mind and body interact in relation to the onset and progression of various skin disorders.This book is the first text written by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, child specialists and dermatologists for all the health professionals who treat patients with skin problems.
They cover a broad range of issues affecting these patients, including: stigma, coping, relationships, psychological treatments, the impact on children, comorbidities, psychoneuroimmunology, quality of life and psychological treatments.
Do you feel that life is beautiful only if you are beautiful? When the mirror doesn’t reflect back slim legs, plumped up lips, perky breasts and glossy hair like the airbrushed ideal, how do we start to feel good about ourselves again?In my simple programme, I reveal the process that leads to our poor body image and show us how to revolutionise the way we feel about ourselves – and truly love the way we are. After all, aren’t you worth it?
Approaches to Dermatology
Over the past 10 years, research in the areas of health psychology and medicine has shown the role of social, emotional and interpersonal factors – that is, the systemic nature of illness.Psychological Approaches to Dermatology describes how skin disease can affect a person’s identity and relationships with others. It goes on to consider, in some detail, the relevance of psychological factors in both the onset and treatment of skin disease emphasising how psychological counselling and therapy in general can improve clinical outcomes.
Blending theory with practical experience, the book makes reference to all the main skin conditions – eczema, acne, vitiligo, psoriasis, dermatitis and alopecia – and makes extensive use of case studies and vignettes. It is this blend of theory and practical experience that is the hallmark of the book.
Reporting in Counselling
Trainee therapists need to show practical competence through the production of client reports and case studies. Reporting in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a unique hands-on guide to this element of practical workUsing clinical examples to guide the reader, and a detailed analysis of case study and process report writing, it will show how to present clear, concise and properly presented reports.
The book will be an invaluable tool, not only for those embarking on a practical training in psychotherapy, counselling and psychology, but also for trainers in these areas and for clinicians writing clinical reports or case presentations.