Dr. Andi Alperin

Provisional Psychologist

MClinPsyc (in progress - UQ), PhD in Psychology (UQ), GradCertBus (Marketing - QUT), Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons I - UQ)

Dr Alperin has a particular interest in body image and the influence it can have on all aspects of life.

Since completing a PhD on the topic, Dr Alperin has gone on to publish articles in internationally-recognised, peer-reviewed journals and present at both national and international conferences. Andi is now completing her final placement with us at CFIH as part of her Masters of Clinical Psychology, after which she will be registered as a practicing psychologist.

Andi has received specialist training in treating eating disorders using a CBT-E framework. She is also trained in and practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Dr Alperin is passionate about making therapy an interesting and non-threatening space to learn more about yourself and enhance the life you’re living.

Specialist training completed

CBT-E (2018)

  • Alperin, A., & Barlow, F.K. (2017). Sexual (dys)functioning is related to drive for thinness, not drive for muscularity. Sexual Health. Impact factor = 1.04.
  • Alperin, A., Hornsey, M.J., Hayward, L.E., Diedrichs, P.E., & Barlow, F.K. (2014). Applying the contact hypothesis to anti-fat attitudes: Contact with overweight people is related to how we interact with our bodies and those of others. Social Science and Medicine, 123, 37-44. Impact factor = 2.32.
  • Logan Community Services Grant (2016) to pilot a body image intervention study. Australian Postgraduate Award (2014)
  • UQ Graduate School Travel Award (2014)
  • Dean’s Commendation (2017, 2009, 2005)

  • AHPRA - Provisionally registered
  • APS – Student member
Conference presentations
  • Saeri, A. K.., Radke, H. M., & Alperin, A. (2015). Too fat to lead? Obese politicians are seen as less effective leaders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, Newcastle, Australia.
  • Alperin, A., Hornsey, M.J., Diedrichs, P.C., Thai, M., & Barlow, F.K. (2014). The influence of feminist attitudes on attractiveness ratings. Paper presented at Appearance Matters 6. Bristol, United Kingdom.
  • Alperin, A., Hornsey, M.J., Hayward, L.E., Diedrichs, P.C., & Barlow, F.K. (2014). How contact with overweight people is related to how we interact with our bodies (and those of others). Paper presented at the 2nd Weight Stigma Conference. Canterbury, United Kingdom.
  • Alperin, A. (2013). Body image and the media. Presentation for the UQ Women’s Collective as part of UQ’s Diversity Week. St Lucia, QLD.
  • Alperin, A., & Barlow, F.K., (2013). What happens when some of your best friends (or worst enemies) are fat? Contact with fat people and anti-fat attitudes. Paper presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychology. Cairns, QLD.