UBC Perfectionism Treatment Study

Are you struggling with perfectionism? Join our treatment study today.

Perfectionism involves demanding perfection of oneself or others and being harshly critical. Depression, anxiety, relationship problems and other personal problems are also associated with perfectionism. To help individuals struggling with perfectionism, UBC’s Perfectionism & Psychopathology Lab­ is conducting a study on psychotherapy treatments for perfectionism.

If perfectionism is negatively affecting your interpersonal relations, motivation, self-esteem, anxiety, and mental health, contact us today.

In this study, we are comparing two group treatment approaches to perfectionism, with the purpose of determining which approach is most effective for reducing perfectionistic behaviors. If you meet the phone screening criteria, you will be asked to come to UBC for an initial assessment to further determine your eligibility to participate in this study. The initial assessment will be 2 to 3 hours, and it involves an interview with an experienced senior PhD clinical psychology student where you will talk about the difficulties you are experiencing with perfectionism, as well as complete some questionnaires. If eligible, you’ll be participating in a 12-week group psychotherapy session.

Both treatments are expected to be beneficial. You will be asked to come to UBC Point Grey campus for 1 orientation session and 12 weekly, 1.5 hour sessions of group psychotherapy, but you should expect to spend around 2 hours with us for each session so there is time to speak with the researcher and to fill out some questionnaires. There will be questionnaires for you to complete throughout the treatment and also after the treatment has ended. All therapy sessions will be video recorded, but your identity will be protected as all videos will be stored on a secure database and identifying information will not be shared. Any information we collect from you will be used for research or training purposes as will explained in the consent form.

UBC Perfectionism and Psychopathology Lab: hewittlab@psych.ubc.ca or call 604-822-0932.