UBC Psychology Perfectionism Workshop

Presented by Paul Hewitt, Ph.D., R. Psych., and Samuel Mikail, Ph.D., C. Psych., ABPP

This one-day workshop will provide an overview of perfectionism, a maladaptive personality construct that increases an individual’s vulnerability to various forms of maladjustment including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, marital distress, and suicidal behaviour. A model of the treatment approach will be presented. The speakers will also elaborate on how to conduct this treatment in both individual and group settings. The UBC Psychology Clinic is a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) approved sponsor of Continuing Education activities. Attendees will receive 6.5 CPA Approved CE credits. A certificate will be available to confirm attendance for continuing education purposes.

Much of the workshop will draw from their recently published work:

Hewitt, Flett, & Mikail. (2016). Perfectionism: A Dynamic – Relational Approach to its Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment. New York: Guilford Press.

Drs. Hewitt, Flett, and Mikail’s new book discusses perfectionism as involving traits, including self-oriented, other-oriented, and socially prescribed perfectionism that drive and energize behaviour and both interpersonal and intrapersonal expressions of perfectionism that affect relations with others and with the self. The associations between these components of the perfectionism construct and numerous deleterious outcomes are explained and the development of perfectionism, which is pivotal in the treatment, is discussed by looking at the nature of early relationships, family constellations, and current relationships. Finally, the treatment model and use of the treatment in both individual and group psychotherapy is explicated.

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Perfectionism Workshop