Live-online → Daylong Workshop

CBT for Perfectionism: Mastering the Art of Self-Acceptance

Friday March 1st, 2024 8:30am - 4:30pm PST - 7 CE units. Live Online.

Perfectionism is one of the most common self-defeating beliefs that plagues patients and therapists alike. It plays a key role in depression and most, if not all of the anxiety disorders, and is speculated to be important in eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship conflicts as well. In this new workshop David Burns, M.D. and Jill Levitt, Ph.D. will present cutting edge techniques to help your patients overcome their perfectionism—and to help you with your own as well! The workshop includes didactic teaching, live demonstrations, Q and A, and opportunities to practice new therapy techniques in small breakout groups with expert feedback so that you can walk away with new skills to help your patients - and yourself!

In this workshop you will learn:
-How to identify and change self-defeating beliefs like perfectionism, perceived perfectionism and the achievement addiction
-How to positively reframe perfectionism to reduce resistance to change
-Many methods to help your patients' overcome perfectionism including Externalization of Voices, The Double Standard Technique, Self-Disclosure, The Feared Fantasy Technique, The Experimental Technique, and more!

Learning Objectives: After completing this course I can:
1) Identify two self-defeating beliefs related to perfectionism
2) Describe two cognitive distortions that contribute to perfectionism
3) Generate several negative thoughts that are common in patients who are perfectionistic
4) Use a cost-benefit analysis to help a patient decide whether or not to work on their perfectionism
5) Explain the rationale for self-disclosure in overcoming perfectionism.
6) Describe the difference between perfectionism and the healthy pursuit of excellence
7) Explain the concept of the acceptance paradox

This is a live-streamed online full day workshop. 100% attendance and completion of the CE survey after the workshop is required to receive the CE certificate of completion.

Three days before the workshop, registrants will have access to the workshop materials through this online platform.

Can't attend live? A recording of the workshop will be available on the workshop page to be accessed by all registrants a few days after the workshop has ended.
**Please note that CEs can only be provided to those who attend live.**

Online registration closes at 5:30pm PST on Thursday 2/29/24. No Exceptions.

Continuing Education Accreditation
*The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Feeling Good Institute Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0175. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. FGI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Feeling Good Institute, #1442, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/30/2021-05/30/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 7 continuing education credits. Feeling Good Institute, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0678. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to attendees who attend 100% of the training within a week of completion of the workshop survey. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations please contact Dr. Maor Katz at

Instructor Bios for Jill Levitt, Ph.D. and David Burns, M.D. are at the top of the page under the tab: Instructor Bios

Refunds are available for cancellations outside of a 14-day window prior to the beginning of a training event or course. All refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. A credit may be applied towards a future similar training within a year of the original purchase date.

Course Dates: Friday March 1st

  • Workshop Materials and Zoom Link Available Below 3 Days Prior To Workshop
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed