Dr. Paul Hewitt recognized for his significant advancements to Canadian psychology

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Canadian psychology, UBC Psychology Professor Dr. Paul Hewitt was awarded the Canadian Psychological Association’s Donald O. Hebb Award. This award is presented to CPA Members or Fellows who have made a significant advancements to Canadian psychology as a scientific discipline. 

“I am truly honoured to receive this award. The research program that the award is based on was a team effort with many colleagues’ and students’ participation over the years. It is a pleasure that the work is being recognized as a contribution to science in Canada.”
Professor, UBC Department of Psychology

Dr. Hewitt’s research focuses primarily on personality vulnerabilities and their implications for psychological difficulties among adults, adolescents, and children. In particular, he has conducted extensive research on the construct of perfectionism as a maladaptive and multidimensional personality trait and interpersonal style that is related to problems such as suicide, depression, personality disorders, and relationship, achievement, and health problems. Additionally, he is conducting research on the treatment of perfectionism and provides assessment and treatment for individuals with perfectionism problems and trains clinicians in the treatment of perfectionistic behaviour.

He was cited as one of the top 10 Canadian clinical psychology professors for research productivity. He has published over 200 research papers, books, and chapters on perfectionism, psychopathology, and psychotherapy, and has conducted collaborative work on perfectionism with Gordon L. Flett since 1989.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hewitt on this outstanding achievement!