CBT for Clinical Perfectionism

Unfortunately, this workshop has been cancelled. Dr. Roz Shafran is unable to leave the UK at this time due to a family emergency. We hope to be able to reschedule this presentation at a later date. If you are interested in being contacted about the revised workshop schedule once it is determined, please contact us at: registration@vancouvercbt.ca

We apologize for the last-minute cancellation of this workshop.


Dr. Roz Shafran, Ph.D.

Monday June 13th, 2016, 9am to 4:30pm
Holiday Inn (on West Broadway)

“Clinical perfectionism” is a highly specific construct designed to capture the type of perfectionism that poses a clinical problem. The core psychopathology of clinical perfectionism is an overevaluation of achievement and striving that causes significant adverse consequences. Clinical perfectionism has been implicated in the maintenance of psychopathology, in particular eating disorders.  A specific cognitive-behavioural intervention has been developed by the Oxford Eating Disorders Research Group for the treatment of clinical perfectionism in Axis I disorders including eating disorders, anxiety disorders and depression. More recently, the intervention has been enhanced by incorporating techniques used by clinical research groups in Australia. This workshop will include the following components: 1) a cognitive-behavioural analysis of clinical perfectionism and the factors that contribute to its maintenance, 2) review of assessment strategies, 3) cognitive-behavioural strategies used to address clinical perfectionism. In addition, relevant research literature and current evidence-base for interventions will be reviewed. This workshop will be interactive and include both experiential and didactic teaching, as well as videos. Participants will have a chance to discuss their own cases.


Dr. Shafran

Presenter bio:

Dr. Shafran is Professor of Translational Psychology at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. She is founder of the Charlie Waller Institute of Evidence Based Psychological Treatment and a former Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at the University of Oxford. Her clinical research interests focus on the development, evaluation, dissemination and implementation of cognitive behavioural treatments for eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and perfectionism. She has provided national and international training workshops in her areas of clinical expertise, has over 100 publications, and has received an award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology from the British Psychological Society and the Marsh Award for Mental Health work. She is co-author of the books Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Perfectionism (2014) and Overcoming Perfectionism: A Self-Help Guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (2010).