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Perception Matters for Clinical Perfectionism and Social Anxiety

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About the Course:

Despite research documenting a relationship between social anxiety and perfectionism, very little research has examined the relationship between social anxiety and clinical perfectionism, defined as the combination of high personal standards and high maladaptive perfectionistic evaluative concern. In the current studies we examined whether clinical perfectionism predicted social anxiety in a large sample of undergraduates. This is a research intensive course.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Perception Matters for Clinical Perfectionism and Social Anxiety created by Cheri A. Levinson, Thomas L. Rodebaugh, PhD. MA, and Cortney Warren, PhD. in 2016.

Publication Date:

Journal of Anxiety Disorders 2016

Course Material Authors

Cheri A. Levinson

Dr. Cheri A. Levinson, is a licensed psychologist, health service provider, and clinical supervisor at the Louisville Center for Eating Disorders. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville, where she directs the Eating Anxiety Treatment Laboratory and is principal investigator on several research studies focused on developing novel treatments for eating disorders.

Thomas L. Rodebaugh, PhD. MA

Dr. Rodebaugh is a Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Psychological and Brain Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Rodebaugh is a clinical psychologist with a focus on anxiety disorders in adults, particularly generalized social anxiety disorder. His focus has increasingly become more public health focused as the links between social anxiety and interpersonal relationship contexts become more apparent.

Cortney Warren, PhD.

Dr. Warren is a clinical psychologist who has done extensive research on the cultural components of eating disorders. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals and she is now working in private practice. Test questions for this course were created by Dr. Warren.

Recommended For:

Any behavioral health clinician, but especially those who work with undergraduates. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define clinical perfectionism.

  2. Summarize existing data on the relationship between clinical perfectionism and social anxiety in 3 samples.

  3. Identify how self-reported information differs from other- or informant-reported information as it relates to perfectionism and social anxiety.

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Course Material

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References begin on page 16.

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Course Number 102385
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