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Grounded in decades of influential research, Dr. Paul Hewitt’s new book Perfectionism: A Relational Approach to Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment thoroughly examines perfectionism: how it develops, its underlying mechanisms and psychological costs, and how to target it effectively in psychotherapy. Dr. Hewitt and his co-authors describe how perfectionistic tendencies—rooted in early relational and developmental experiences—make people vulnerable […]
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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.
In this Q and A, Dr. Hewitt shares the research and treatment taking place in our lab, his insights into the perfectionism trait, and our lab’s personality.
Dr. Paul Hewitt, professor and clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychology, has been researching and treating perfectionism for over 25 years. He is the Principal Investigator of the Perfectionism & Psychopathology Laboratory. This clinical lab investigates perfectionism, defined as a transdiagnostic personality vulnerability factor, as well as its association with psychological and physical health […]
Do you know what is perfectionism? Do you know someone who is struggling with perfectionism? Are you interested in finding out more about how professionals treat perfectionism? Please join us for the workshop on perfectionism. When: Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Where: University of British Columbia Room 1012, Earth Sciences Building (ESB) 2207 Main […]