This practical resource provides an evidence-based framework for treating clients struggling with perfectionism, whether as the main presenting problem or in conjunction with depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Using a case formulation approach, the authors draw on their extensive cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) experience to present specific techniques and interventions. Coverage spans treatment planning, the therapeutic alliance, key obstacles that may arise, relapse prevention, and emerging research. Reproducible assessment scales and 36 patient handouts are included; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
1. Nature and Causes of Perfectionism 2. Research on the Treatment of Perfectionism 3. Perfectionism across Psychopathology 4. Perfectionism as a Transdiagnostic Process 5. Assessment of Perfectionism 6. Treatment Planning, Homework, and Supervision 7. The Cognitive-Behavioral Model of Perfectionism and Collaborative Formulation 8. The Therapeutic Alliance and Engagement 9. Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation, and Surveys 10. Thinking Errors 11. Cognitive Strategies 12. Behavioral Experiments 13. Self-Evaluation and Self-Criticism 14. Procrastination and Time Management 15. Relapse Prevention 16. Emerging Approaches in Treatment of Perfectionism Appendix 1. Resources Appendix 2. Handouts Appendix 3. Self-Report Measures References Index