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  • March 9, 2024
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Reducing the Pain of Perfectionism

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.


Canyon View Community Center – Foothills Room, 471 Maidu Dr., Auburn

By Dean R. Bender, LMFT

Dean has been providing therapy for over 20 years. He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology. His clinical practice principally includes couples, mood disorders, and trauma. Five years ago, Dean started treating clients who suffered from perfectionism.

General Information:

Perfectionism is a treatable condition that causes many people to:

  • have increased stress
  • limit their goals and activities
  • procrastinate
  • not complete projects because of their high standards
  • spend too much time and energy on less meaningful projects or parts of projects.

In the extreme, perfectionism can lead to OCPD, mood, and eating disorders. This training will help the clinician judge the degree of perfectionism and learn which fears drive their perfectionism. At least half of the time will be spent on treatment methods.

Educational Goals:

To acquire additional clinical skills in identifying and treating perfectionism.

Measurable Learning Objectives:

Learn three interview questions to help determine if perfectionism is a clinical-level issue.

List three root causes of perfectionism.

List 11 common fears of perfectionists and how to reduce the fear clinically.

Learn eight behaviors, habits, and skills that, when improved upon, will reduce the pain of perfectionism.

Course Outline

Briefly, The route causes of perfectionism.

Review a perfectionism questionnaire and how to score it.



This workshop is for all level: Licsensed and pre-licensed as well as graduate students and trainees.  

This presentation will award 2 CEUs or 2 Attendance Hours


Please sign up before March 7, 2024 AT 12:00 PM. Refunds will be awarded up until March 7, 2024.  A $5.00 fee will be assessed for any refunds.