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Peter Marshall

Family Psychologist

We live in an era of ‘superparents’ who are committed to both their careers and families. Balancing the demands of work and home, however, is no easy task. Parents want to be successful in their careers, but do their children lose out as a result? Dr. Marshall brings a practical, light-hearted approach to this subject matter, focusing on ways to balance and establish priorities so that all members of the family can emerge winners.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

“May You Live in Interesting Times” The Quest for Survival and the Roots of Happiness
We live under the ever-present threat of global warming, environmental collapse, and current economic uncertainty. Psychology has much to offer in understanding how people react when confronted with crises and how they can overcome the obstacles to making the behavioural changes essential for their survival.

Two Jobs – No Life? Balancing Work and Home
We live in an era of ‘superparents’ who are committed to both their careers and families. Balancing the demands of work and home, however, is no easy task. Dr. Marshall brings a practical, light-hearted approach to this subject matter, focusing on ways to balance and establish priorities so that all members of the family can emerge winners.

What’s the Matter With Kids Today? A Perspective on Canadian Youth
Best-selling author and family therapist, psychologist Peter Marshall provides perspective and solutions to some of our most pressing problems.

Smarter, Wiser and Headed for Success: Perspectives on Education
Challenging a negative view of education, Dr. Marshall discusses the advances and positive trends in education, where in many ways young people today are more highly educated and better prepared for the challenges of the working world than ever before.

From Socrates to Spock: Surviving the Childcare Experts
History has produced countless child-rearing experts – sometimes with suggestions we would now consider absurd, even dangerous – but never have there been as many ‘experts’ as there are today. Dr. Marshall speaks to the need for responsibility and accountability among professionals – and the need for parents and educators to become informed and critical consumers.

Platform Plus

  • It was refreshing to hear your positive outlook and light-hearted approach to the serious business of raising teenagers. Your message was thought-provoking and your sense of humour kept everyone entertained and interested. You provided us with practical information and realistic examples to help make our life as parents, if not easier, certainly more fun!

    - Kitchener-Waterloo Counselling Services

Summary Profile

For the last 20 years, Dr. Peter Marshall has worked in the field of adult, child and family psychology as a researcher, university professor, speaker and clinician in public and private practice.

In the course of his career, Marshall has served on the Board of Directors for the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Children’s Aid Society. He taught psychology and psychiatry at Queen’s University, and was was a staff psychologist at Kingston General Hospital. He also served as a clinical consultant to the Kingston Prison for Women and the Frontenac County Board of Education.

Frequently invited to address a wide variety of audiences, he has spoken on topics including teenagers, stepfamilies, communication in families, discipline, self-esteem, and the effects of television and domestic violence.

With compassion, wit and wisdom, Marshall delivers a promising prognosis for some of society’s most challenging issues.