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  • March 12, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


ZOOM Presentation
United States
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Dr. Menije Boduryan-Turner, Psychologist, PsyD


Overcoming Perfectionism and Its Impact on Mental Health

A Zoom presentation on

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 9:30 am to 12 Noon.

Last day for early registration is Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 6 pm.

After you register, a link will be sent to you by our Zoom host Dean Bender prior to the presentation.

Description of Presentation:
Perfectionism is a misused and misunderstood condition. Perfectionism is not the same as doing your best. It is not a motivator or a compliment. So what is perfectionism? How does it impact one’s mental health? Perfectionism is based on the core belief that “I am not enough” and drives one to pursue unrealistic and unattainable goals and expectations. It leads to shame, self-loathing, and disconnection from self and others. It can be the cause or a symptom of many mental health conditions, including but not limited to anxiety, addiction, depression, eating disorders, and codependency. Learning to manage one’s perfectionism must include breaking the perfectionistic tendencies, thoughts, and patterns. The audience will learn the 3 C’s to overcoming perfectionism: Compassion, Courage, and Connection. Embracing imperfections and remaining self-compassionate are essential tools in one’s toolbox to manage perfectionism.

Instructor Information:
Dr. Menije Boduryan-Turner is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, including but not limited to, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, addiction, and codependency. Dr. Boduryan-Turner is the founder of www.perfectionismuniversity.com — an online psycho-education platform for unlearning perfectionism. Her goal is to create a community where we can all unlearn perfectionism and start our journey of embracing imperfections and owning our "enoughness." She knows one can be a prisoner of their perfectionism. Her hope for others is that they turn the judgment to compassion and ultimately live a life where they embrace imperfection rather than striving for perfection. She has been featured in many world-renowned and prestigious media outlets, including KTLA news, magazines Fatherly, PsychCentral, and Healthline where she talked about Atelophobia – the fear of imperfection.

Educational Goals:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of perfectionism
  • Explain the impact of perfectionism on one’s mental health
  • Identify skills to challenge perfectionism

Measurable Objectives:

  • Explain perfectionism.
  • Explain the relationship between perfectionism and mental health disorders.
  • Identify three tools based on cognitive and behavioral approaches to better embrace imperfections.

Course Training Level:
This is appropriate for all levels.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Upon completion of course, attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 Attendance Hours after completing a course evaluation.


Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $25
Pre-licensed:    $15

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $35
Pre-licensed:    $15

Refund Policy:
Early registration closes on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 6 p.m. Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee. No refunds are available after the close of registration. No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early.

Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances:
Contact Lynne Thomson at leftisright62@gmail.com or call 916 987 9616.

Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees. Provider number is 97723. This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

All Sierra Foothill Chapter members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting. The next meeting is on ZOOM at 8:30 a.m. on March 12, 2022. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Lynne Thomson, leftisright62@gmail.com, and a link can be sent to you.

*The next Sierra Foothills Zoom workshop is on Saturday, April 9, 2022. This is a two-hour presentation by Talal Alsaleem, PsyD, LMFT, on "Plagues, Politics, and Relationship Vulnerability."

*On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, the Sierra Foothills Zoom workshop will feature CAMFT presenters discussing "Ethics and Dual Relationships."