BA, GradDipBus, GradDipPsych, PostGradDipPsych
Mr Chris Thompson is an Adelaide trained Psychologist who works in bariatric surgery. Part of the Australian Metabolic and Obesity Surgery team since 2006, Chris enjoys seeing people sustain health and weight loss, but also improved confidence, and enjoying better relationships with those around them as a result of this improved health.
In private practice since 2004, he enjoys helping people with a wide range of psychological strategies. As well as general psychological issues such as anxiety, depression and helping people to adjust in a healthy way to change, Chris has a great deal of experience in helping patients with physical and emotional health. He has become specialised in the area of weight, eating and body image. Assisting people through bariatric surgery and living well after these procedures has become a special interest for Chris. In this role, he has assisted motivated people to implement new behaviours and thinking, maximising the likelihood of weight loss and maintenance.
Chris has a strong interest in health psychology, and has been on numerous committees relating to standards of care. He has presented to a wide range of professional groups such as the Heart Foundation, Southern Health's BMI Unit, Institute of Private Practicing Psychologists and Medicare Local ACT. Since moving to Canberra in December 2012, he continues this work with the AMOS team via phone.
He has also worked with ACT Health, helping to establish the Psychological Service at the Obesity Management Service. In both private and public health roles, Chris enjoys working collaboratively with a skilled multidisciplinary team.