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Understanding perfectionism and steps towards managing it 2023113F is a Course

Understanding perfectionism and steps towards managing it 2023113F

Starts May 23, 2023

$740 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Tuesday 23 May 2023, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Delivery mode

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne


Principal, Senior Leader, Teacher


The first half of this training will focus on perfectionism in adults.

Perfectionism is relatively common in adults and can have a strong, negative effect on well-being and our daily functioning.

Understanding what may lead us to become perfectionistic and the possible negative impact of perfectionism may help in taking steps to overcome it.

In the second half of the training factors that contribute to perfectionism in children will be discussed and ways of supporting the perfectionistic child will be described.

This full-day, face-to-face training will cover:

  • the three different types of perfectionism
  • the possible effects of perfectionism on the mental health of children and adults
  • how external factors may influence perfectionism
  • different approaches to helping overcome perfectionism
  • simple, effective steps towards managing perfectionism.                                 

Key takeaways                 

  • a more developed understanding of the different types of perfectionism
  • an understanding of the possible impact of perfectionism on well being
  • a number of simple steps that can be taken towards managing perfectionism
  • detailed notes and other resources.


Presenter information

David Cherry   

David Cherry is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with  extensive experience in working with children, adolescents and families where the child’s progess or behaviour in school has been a concern.  David has provided training for teachers and other school staff for over 25 years on a broad range of topics including: Handling Difficult People, Behaviour and Situations; Managing Complaints; Managing Difficult Calls.

Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards 

  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment