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CBT for Clinical Perfectionism

Presented by Professor Roz Shafran

About the event

This is an online, participative event on the Zoom meeting platform, organised by the Manchester Branch.

The event will not be recorded.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 6 x hours CPD - 50/50 skills and theory.

Registration closes - Midday Thursday 5th January. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment.

"Clinical perfectionism” is a highly specific construct; at its heart is the over evaluation of achievement and striving that causes significant adverse consequences. Clinical perfectionism is associated with a range of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, OCD and eating disorders. A specific cognitive-behavioural
 intervention (CBT-P) has been developed by Roz Shafran and the Oxford Eating Disorders Research Group and enhanced by clinical research groups led by Tracey Wade and Sarah Egan in Australia. CBT-P is a brief intervention that can be delivered in a range of formats. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses indicate that the intervention is effective in reducing perfectionism as well as associated psychopathology.

The workshop will describe the cognitive-behavioural theory and therapy for clinical perfectionism. It will begin by placing the theory in the context of the broader literature on perfectionism, and the evidence in support of the CBT-P approach.

The workshop will focus on the assessment and therapeutic techniques contained within the intervention. It will also include information about its structure and the therapeutic processes involved in delivery. We will look at cultural influences on the maintenance of perfectionism, and representativeness of samples in research studies.

Training modalities
The workshop will be interactive and include both experiential and didactic teaching and videos. Participants will have a chance to discuss their own cases.

Aims and objectives
 - To present the research literature that is relevant to CBT-P
 - To describe the cognitive behavioural approach to perfectionism
 - To enable participants to assess perfectionism and when it may be important to address in treatment
 - To provide skills to enable participants to address perfectionism

Learning Outcomes
• To be aware of the relevant research literature and current evidence-base for the intervention
• To understand a cognitive-behavioural analysis of clinical perfectionism and the factors that contribute to maintenance of psychopathology
• To learn how to assess clinical perfectionism and determine when it may warrant a specific intervention
• To be familiar with the cognitive-behavioural strategies used to address clinical perfectionism


About the presenter(s)

Roz Shafran is Chair in Translational Psychology at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. She is founder and former Director of the Charlie Waller Institute of Evidence Based Psychological Treatment at Reading University. Her clinical research interests focus on the development, evaluation, dissemination and implementation of cognitive behavioural treatments for eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and perfectionism across the age range.

Roz is currently working to understand and integrate evidence-based psychological treatments in young people with mental health disorders in the context of physical illness. She has provided national and international training workshops in her areas of clinical expertise, has over 280 publications, and has received awards for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology (British Psychological Society), ‘Making an Difference’ (NHS Positive Practice) and ‘Translational Research into Practice’ (Eric Taylor Award from The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health).


If you need to cancel your booking, please email workshops@babcp.com. Cancellations made up to 5 days prior to the event will receive a full refund. No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of the event.

Online Event
10 Jan 2023
70.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
80.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member
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