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Virtual Lunch & Learn Perfectionism & OCD: how it feeds the OCD cycle & what you can do to regain your power!
Friday, June 14, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
Category: Lunch & Learn


Perfectionism & OCD: how it feeds the OCD cycle & what you can do to regain your power! 

 Presented by

Menije Boduryan-Turner, Psy.D. 

Friday, June 14th, 2024
12:00 - 1:30 PM (PT)
Virtual via Zoom Webinar 
Intermediate Level 
1.5  CE Credits  
Contrary to popular belief, perfectionism is not a virtue or a compliment and it can be a common trait seen in OCD, no matter the sub-type. Ultimately, perfectionism becomes part of the vicious cycle of OCD. By understanding how perfectionism shows up in the OCD cycle, treatment includes exposure so as to do things imperfectly, sit with discomfort, and ultimately feel unstuck and empowered. 


Dr. Menije is a licensed psychologist and founder of the Embracing You Therapy practice in Los Angeles, CA. She has been treating OCD and OCD Spectrum Disorders since 2012. She completed the Behavioral Training offered by the International OCD Foundation’s Training Institute in 2019. Dr. Menije knows that her clients can bust out of their comfort zone, take ownership of their dreams, and create a new sense of self. She is also passionate about ways to overcome Perfectionism and has launched Perfectionism University, an online platform for self-help courses. 


Course Goals and Educational Objectives: 

Attendees will be able to:  

1. The audience will learn to identify Perfectionism & OCD.
2. The audience will identify the role of perfectionism in OCD.
3. The audience will learn how to challenge perfectionism in OCD by engaging in exposure to embrace imperfection, sit with discomfort, and be self-compassionate.

Course Outline:

Opening Introduction by a LACPA representative (3 mins)

Why talk about Perfectionism & OCD? (5 mins)

What is Perfectionism? (10 mins)​

What is OCD?​(10 mins)

Subtypes of OCD (5 mins)

What is the difference?​(5 mins)

How does perfectionism show up in OCD? (5 mins)

Tools to embrace imperfections so that you can embrace uncertainty (35 mins)

Q&A (10-12 mins)


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