Clinical perfectionism: a cognitive-behavioural analysis.

  title={Clinical perfectionism: a cognitive-behavioural analysis.},
  author={Roz Shafran and Zafra Cooper and Christopher G Fairburn},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={40 7},
A Clinical Investigation of Motivation to Change Standards and Cognitions about Failure in Perfectionism
The findings support predictions of the cognitive behavioural model of clinical perfectionism, which refers to concern over not meeting personal standards.
Review of the Theoretical, Empirical, and Clinical Status of Adaptive and Maladaptive Perfectionism
Clinical perfectionism has been implicated as a transdiagnostic construct involved in the aetiology, maintenance, and course of a wide range of Axis I disorders. Typically characterised by the
Clinical Perfectionism: A Preliminary Qualitative Analysis
Self-imposed dysfunctional standards, continual striving and adverse consequences appeared to be highly salient features of those people who had the core psychopathology of clinical perfectionism but not of those without.
A preliminary evaluation of cognitive-behaviour therapy for clinical perfectionism: a case series.
The finding that clinical perfectionism is improved in the majority of participants is particularly encouraging given that perfectionism has traditionally been viewed as a personality characteristic resistant to change.
Perfectionism as a transdiagnostic process: a clinical review.
An investigation of positive and negative perfectionism
Perfectionism has long been recognized as a factor that is central to understanding psychological disorders, as it is significantly higher in the majority of psychological disorders compared to the
Measuring perfectionism in children: a systematic review of the mental health literature
The validity and reliability of the measures currently being used to measure perfectionism in children under the age of 15 were examined, and there was evidence supporting the existence of both perfectionistic striving and perfectionistic concerns in this population.
The Perfectionism Cognitions Inventory: Psychometric Properties and Associations with Distress and Deficits in Cognitive Self-management
Two studies were conducted to examine the psychometric properties and correlates of the Perfectionism Cognitions Inventory (PCI) when administered to clinical samples. The PCI is a 25-item measure of
Perfectionism and interpersonal functioning
The aim of the present study was to investigate associations between various dimensions of perfectionism and key aspects of interpersonal functioning. Participants in Study 1 were 371 adults. In


Perfectionism in the self and social contexts: conceptualization, assessment, and association with psychopathology.
It is demonstrated that the perfectionism construct is multidimensional, comprising both personal and social components, and that these components contribute to severe levels of psychopathology.
Normal and neurotic perfectionism in eating disorders: an interactive model.
  • C. Davis
  • Psychology
    The International journal of eating disorders
  • 1997
These findings demonstrate that the interpretation of simple relationships among personality variables--at least in the area of body image and eating disorder research--may provide a misleading picture.
When and how perfectionism impedes the brief treatment of depression: further analyses of the National Institute of Mental Health Treatment of Depression Collaborative Research Program.
Analysis of data from the TDCRP indicated that perfectionism began to impede therapeutic gain in approximately 2/3 of the sample, in the latter half of treatment, between the 9th and 12th sessions, and that this effect persisted 18 months after termination.