. . . think: the respect and admiration of others, the thrill of mastering a new skill, or the sense of accomplishment after a job well done.
And when a client is reveling in these kinds of payoffs, they often can’t see the very real costs of perfectionism.
Whether they are aware of it or not, the toll perfectionism extracts can be steep.
So how do we help clients recognize that the drive to be perfect can slowly chip away at their health or relationships?
In the video below, you’ll get expert insight into the high stakes of perfectionism, including a crucial first step for how to approach it in treatment.
Take a look, it’s about 4 ½ minutes.
How do you work with a client who struggles with perfectionism?
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