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Overcoming Perfectionism - Shafran, Egan, Wade
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Overcoming Perfectionism: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques

By Roz Shafran, Sarah Egan, and Tracey Wade

Published 2010
307 Pages
Paperback



Learn how to break the circle of 'never good enough'.

Striving for something can be a healthy and positive attribute; it's good to aim high.
But sometimes whatever we do just isn't good enough; we want to be too perfect and start setting unrealistic goals. Such high levels of perfectionism, often driven by low self-esteem, can turn against success and develop into unhealthy obsession, triggering serious mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders. CBT, on which this self-help book is based, has been found to be a highly effective treatment and provides relief from that disabling sense of not being good enough.

  • Describes how clinical perfectionism manifests itself
  • Suggests effective coping strategies with invaluable guidance on how to avoid future relapse

Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended by the UK Department of Health under the Books on Prescription scheme.

Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper.



Author Information


Roz Shafran
is the Charlie Waller Chair in CBT at the University of Reading.

Dr Sarah Egan is Director of the Clinical Psychology programme at Curtin University in Perth, Australia and is also the Australian representative of the American Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT) international associates committee.

Professor Tracey Wade teaches at the School of Psychology at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia and is Course Director of the university's Clinical Postgraduate training programmes.




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