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Understanding and Treating Pathological Perfectionism and Related Disorders
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: Mission Empowerment

Date and Time

Thu Jun 22 to Fri Jun 23, 2017 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


552 Ontario St, Stratford, ON

Event Description

Perfectionism is a tendency to hold standards for oneself or others that are unreasonably high and overly rigid. It is a transdiagnostic construct associated with a wide range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety and related disorders, and others. This workshop provides an overview of pathological perfectionism, and evidence-based strategies for assessing and treating this problem, with an emphasis on cognitive strategies, exposure-based strategies, and acceptance-based strategies. Techniques are based on a number of recent sources, including the presenter’s evidence-based self-help manual, When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough (Antony & Swinson, 2009) and a therapist manual written by the presenter and colleagues, Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of Perfectionism (Egan, Wade, Shafran, & Antony, 2014). In addition, strategies for treating selected associated disorders (e.g., obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, depression) will be discussed and illustrated using videorecorded vignettes.

Topics Covered Include:

Factors that cause and maintain pathological perfectionism
How to assess perfectionism using self-report scales, interview methods, and behavioral assessment approaches
Cognitive and behavioral strategies for treating perfectionism
Cognitive and behavioral strategies for treating selected disorders that are often associated with perfectionism, including OCD, social anxiety disorder, and depression
How to integrate mindfulness and acceptance-based methods into treatment
Strategies for dealing with various treatment challenges, including ambivalence about treatment.

More Info

1-888-597-9001 (Toll Free)
Download: Perfect.pdf


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This event is listed under these topics

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
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