This public lecture will discuss the positive and negative aspects of striving to achieve, and help the audience understand some of the ways to strive to achieve in a healthy way without negative consequences in order to get the best performance and excel.
Dr Egan discusses how to achieve perfectionism in a healthy way.
- Sunday 2 August 2015
- 1pm to 1.45 pm
- Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Building 213 room 101, Bentley Campus, Curtin University
Perfectionism is a double edged sword, students need to strive hard to achieve their academic and other life goals, but at what cost? Sometimes striving can turn negative and lead to high stress, anxiety, concerns over self-esteem, low mood and other problems such as eating disorders.
About the speaker
Dr Egan is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Sarah has worked as a clinical psychologist for 16 years. She is a world leading expert in treatments for perfectionism. Dr Egan has authored three books on perfectionism and over 50 scientific papers published in peer reviewed journals. Dr Egan chairs a World Committee on cognitive-behavioural therapy. She is regularly invited to speak internationally on the topic of perfectionism having presented invited keynote addresses and workshops in Australia, UK, Netherlands and US.
Please register to attend this free public lecture.