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Dr Michael Carr-Gregg works as the Managing Director of The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, established by the Australian Government Initiative administered by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. He is a nationally registered child and adolescent psychologist working in private practice in Melbourne. He is passionate about adolescent mental health, technology and education. His training and approach incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness skills and interventions drawn from positive psychology research. He sits on the Board of the Australian Psychological Society and Smiling Mind well as being a Community Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Postvention Australia, Playgroup Victoria and is a member of the APS committee for the Special Interest group in ePsychology, a columnist for a number of publications including the Huffington Post, Girlfriend Magazine and is the resident parenting expert on Ch 7's Sunrise (see videos) as well as Psychologist for the top rating Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Fairfax Radio 3AW. He is a founding member of the National Centre Against Bullying and Chairs their Digital Literacy Committee. For more biographical details click here. For a list of Michael's peer reviewed publications click here. Michael regrets that he cannot give clinical advice over the phone or via email - if you need a psychologist in your area, please click here.


Get Michael's New book here







Michael's first Blog for the Huffington Post Australia

Michael's second blog for the Huffington Post Australia

Can you be addicted to facebook

Michael discusses Gender Identity disorder with Mel

Michael's advice to Parents on reducing risk taking behaviour in teens

Michael talks about the ugly parent syndrome

Michael talks about spoiling kids

Michael  talks about latest research on how to argue with teenagers

Michael talking to Mel about how to handle disappointing Year 12 results

Michael talking to Nat and David about co ed v single sex schooling

Michael talking to Mel Doyle about same sex attracted student bullying

Michael talking to Mel Doyle about video games

Michael talking to Mel and Kochie on new body image study

Michael talking to Larry & Kylie about SEX

Michael talking to Larry and Kylie about reality TV and children

Talking about recent school stabbing

Michael on The Project talking about his mobile phone licence idea for schools



  • Surviving Year 12 2nd Edition

    Every year, more and more emphasis is placed on achieving
    good results in the end-of-school exams. This can lead to
    students feeling extraordinary pressure and having unrealistic
  • Surviving Step-Families

    An essential handbook for any step-parent or anyone
    considering joining the ranks of the fastest-growing
    family group in Australia. Surviving Step-Families is
    an invaluable resource that will help to give your new
    family the greatest chance of success.
  • When to Really Worry

    Michael's latest book is a long-awaited guide for Mums
    and Dads, teachers and other workers with young people
    in health, education and welfare, on what to look for when
    it comes to signs of mental health problems in young
    people and what to do about them.
  • Real Wired Child

    A desperately needed guide for parents who want to
    know what their children are doing online, and what they
    can do to ensure their children's wellbeing when they
    venture into cyberspace. Real Wired Child gives practical
    advice to parents on how they might manage their
    children's online communications, social networking,
    web surfing, downloading and gaming.
  • The Princess Bitchface..

    In this hard-hitting book, bestselling book, Michael Carr-
    Gregg focuses on the special trials of raising adolescent
    girls today: what to do when your previously quiet, loving
    daughter becomes a restless, rebellious stranger who
    behaves like a responsible adult one day and a vampish
    brat the next.
  • Surviving Adolescents

    Young people today enter puberty earlier than ever before
    and leave home later. The good news is that teenagers
    aren't impossible to live with, especially if parents adopt
    the common-sense strategies set out in this book.
  • Surviving Year 12

    This guide is for students facing the pressures of their
    final year at high school - and their parents. How to work
    smarter, de-stress, get enough sleep and enjoy the final
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