Saying “No” – a beginners guide

person vishnuAre you always in a “busy period”? Do you run from one social event to another on weekends? Do you stay up later than you’d like to finish off an extra project that you’d promised to have done for tomorrow even […]

Saying “No” – a beginners guide2020-08-20T13:36:13+10:00

An Uncomfortable Problem – Encopresis

 What is encopresis?


sadboy‘Encopresis’ is when children past toilet training age regularly ‘have accidents’, or do poos places other than the toilet. They can’t control when, or where, this will happen, so it can become very upsetting for both children and […]

An Uncomfortable Problem – Encopresis2020-08-20T12:50:37+10:00

A Growing Team

At Benchmark, everyone was so busy working right up until the end of the year that we never got around to having a christmas party.  We solved that oversight this week, and had a great get together at a local restaurant.  While i was sitting at the table, I looked […]

A Growing Team2019-03-26T20:10:36+10:00

Kids on Speed ? … a documentary

Professor Mark Dadds at UNSW has been involved in an exciting documentary for the ABC, looking at the ways in which ADHD affects families, and how teams of professionals working together can help out.  Mark is both a brilliant researcher and a skilled clinician; this is definitely one to watch […]

Kids on Speed ? … a documentary2020-08-20T12:28:20+10:00

What’s wrong with evolution

The Evolution of Psychotherapy conference is the largest conference in the world dedicated to psychological therapies and treatments. There are over 8000 therapists here from 52 countries. It’s held every 4 years and this year is in Anaheim California, just opposite the Disneyland campus.


Perhaps this year’s proximity to Disneyland creates […]

What’s wrong with evolution2019-03-26T20:10:36+10:00

Rat Park – challenging pre-conceptions about addiction

Many of us remember the addiction story from our under-graduate Psychology 101 class. The story goes that drugs like heroin and cocaine are so addictive that when rats are exposed to them, they will continue to take the drug over food or water until they literally starve to death. So […]

Rat Park – challenging pre-conceptions about addiction2022-04-21T10:59:32+10:00

Improving Therapy Drop-out Rate

Benchmark Psychology was established as a data driven practice. Not only are all of our psychologists trained in evidence-based practice techniques, we also measure their outcomes with all of their clients to identify areas in which improvements can be made. We then benchmark their performance back to the […]

Improving Therapy Drop-out Rate2019-03-26T20:10:36+10:00