Self Help Books: Do they Help? with Peter Quarry - Mornington Library

Next date: Tuesday, 26 March 2024 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Do self help

Estimated to be worth over $20 billion dollars annually worldwide, the self help industry churns out books (as well as apps, videos and other materials). Self help concepts and language permeate our conversations.

Why are these books so popular? Do self help books actually work? Are there dangers using these materials?

Psychologist, Peter Quarry, pulls back the curtain to expose how this massive business functions, and the mixed evidence about its effectiveness. He describes the real concerns many mental health professionals have and gives practical tips on how to choose (and use) a self help book to ensure you get optimum results.

Peter Quarry is a Melbourne based psychologist, uniquely positioned to explore the self help universe. For over 40 years, he produced materials aimed at helping people live, love and work effectively. He conducted seminars, gave talks, produced and presented training videos used in 20 countries – he’s even been a TV psychologist for 7 years (on Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton). More recently, he penned his own self help book, If I Were You – A psychologist puts himself on the couch. He regularly contributes feature articles in the Australian Financial Review.

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  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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