Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Perfectionism
Publisher: The Guilford Press
ISBN 10: 1462527647
ISBN 13: 978-1462527649
"Maladaptive perfectionism is notoriously difficult to treat. Egan et al. provide expert, empirically informed, state-of-the-art advice for understanding, assessing, and treating this common clinical problem. This book will likely become the gold-standard clinician’s guide. It offers comprehensive, step-by-step advice that will benefit both trainees and experienced therapists."--Steven Taylor, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada
"A 'perfect' book about the treatment of perfectionism! The authors clearly describe the nature of dysfunctional perfectionism and its relationship to psychopathology, and offer a wonderfully nuanced approach to treatment, alone or in the context of various psychological disorders. They know their material inside and out and give the reader all the tools to approach the assessment and treatment of this often vexing and difficult clinical problem. They also provide interventions that can be applied to the treatment of any clinical problem, making the book very useful for both beginning and seasoned clinicians. Bravo!"--Richard G. Heimberg, PhD, Department of Psychology and Director, Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple, Temple University
About the Author
Sarah J. Egan, PhD, is a senior research fellow and previous Director of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Her primary research interest is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for clinical perfectionism; she also publishes in the areas of obsessivecompulsive disorder and eating disorders. The recipient of awards for her teaching and high-impact publications, Dr. Egan serves on the editorial board of "Stress and Health" and is chair of the organizing committee of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She has presented numerous workshops and papers on CBT for clinical perfectionism and has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Tracey D. Wade, PhD, is Professor and Dean of the School of Psychology at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. She has worked as a clinician in the area of eating disorders for over 20 years. Her research interests are in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Wade is the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) journal "Clinical Psychologist" and is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Eating Disorder Collaboration in Australia. She is a recipient of the Ian M. Campbell Memorial Prize and of the Early Career Award, both from the APS, and has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Roz Shafran, PhD, is Professor of Translational Psychology at the Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom. She is the founder and former director of the Charlie Waller Institute of Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment, associate editor of "Behaviour Research and Therapy," and scientific co-chair of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Dr. Shafran's clinical research interests include cognitive-behavioral theories of and treatments for eating disorders, obsessivecompulsive disorder, and perfectionism across the age range. She is a recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology from the British Psychological Society and the Marsh Award for Mental Health Work. With more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, Dr. Shafran is coauthor (with Sarah Egan and Tracey D. Wade) of the self-help guide "Overcoming Perfectionism."
Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he was founding Graduate Program Director for the MA and PhD programs in Psychology. He is also Director of Research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. Antony has received career awards from the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association), the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, and a past president of the CPA. He has published 200 scientific articles and book chapters and numerous books, including "Handbook of Assessment and Treatment Planning for Psychological Disorders, Second Edition," and "The Anti-Anxiety Workbook."