Offered by the Health and Well-Being Program
Over the past three decades, perfectionism has received increasing theoretical and empirical attention as a cognitive-personality factor that increases vulnerability to a wide range of psychological problems. This talk will highlight the importance of addressing maladaptive stress, coping, and emotion regulation processes for the prevention and treatment of mood problems in self-critical perfectionistic individuals.
This session is a part of The Mental Health Speaker Series which consist of McGill Faculty or graduate students presenting research and insights in the areas of mental health and well-being.
About the Speaker:
David Dunkley, Ph.D., is a Senior Researcher with the Lady Davis Institute and Jewish General Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Member of Psychology at McGill. He was trained in clinical psychology at McGill University, receiving his Ph.D. in 2001. His research has examined stress, coping, and emotion regulation processes that explain how perfectionism triggers and maintains distress and (lower) resilience. The findings of his research contribute to identifying specific targets for prevention efforts and improvement of existing clinical interventions.
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