Why We Love It When Celebrities Mess Up

LOS ANGELES,– No one has to look hard to find an example of a celebrity behaving badly when nearly every day there is someone going in or out of rehab, driving recklessly, beating up a spouse or girlfriend or taking a poke at the paparazzi.

For a fascinating look at what may lie behind this bad behavior and what we can learn from it, interview Los Angeles-based psychologist Shaelyn T. Pham. Dr. Pham will address the dark side of celebrity including why we take such pleasure when the people we elevate to role model status fall from grace.

Invite Dr. Pham to discuss:

How to find the teachable moments in the latest celebrity scandal. Whether Hollywood (and fame) drives celebrities crazy. Why well-grounded entertainers like George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are so outnumbered by the Justin Biebers and Alec Baldwins.

What’s wrong with living for applause and the real reason depression and other mental disorders are so common among the famous.

What you may have in common with celebrities but not know it.

CREDENTIALS: Dr. Shaelyn Pham is a licensed psychologist, speaker, and author. Her upcoming book will be entitled The Joy of Me. She is the principal and founder of Psychological Services & Holistic Health, Inc. Her areas of clinical focus include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, addiction and borderline personality disorder. Dr. Pham has been a practicing psychologist for over a decade and has helped more than 1,000 people.

AVAILABILITY: Los Angeles, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone
CONTACT: Dr. Shaelyn Pham (949) 331-4559 cell or (213) 622-5633; drpham@psychserves.com;