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Digital Seminar

Shamelessly Imperfect: A Guide to Help Your Clients Break Free from Perfectionism Using ACT, MCT and IFS-Informed Interventions

Milly Feliz, RP
Approx. 6 Hours
Jul 24, 2024
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Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webinar


In a society that glorifies perfectionism and overachieving, it can be challenging to help clients with clinical perfectionism desist from the diffusional aspects of these tendencies (I.e. unrealistic expectations, overdependence on productivity to achieve well-being, self-punishment tendencies when perceiving failure amongst others). These clients often become treatment-resistant, and the therapeutic process becomes often stagnates.

In this training, you will acquire cutting-edge tools based on the integration of ACT, MCT and IFS-Informed Interventions.

You will learn:

  • Origins, development and maintenance of clinical perfectionism.
  • Do’s and Don’ts in Treatment of Clinical Perfectionism.
  • How to recognize when clients bring perfectionism into the therapy process and how to target it.
  • Tools and interventions to navigate resistance, and help your clients increase awareness and self-compassion.
  • Development of a Relapse Prevention Plan to endure long-lasting benefits after the therapy process has ended.

After this training you will feel the confidence you need to help your clients ease rigidity, drop the fight within themselves and break free from harmful aspects of perfectionism which will set them on the path towards a rich, full and self-led life.

  • Are you struggling with helping clients overcome resistance when it comes to working on perfectionism tendencies? Do you feel you have tried all interventions and the therapeutic process feels stuck? This training is for you.  From the origins, development and maintenance of perfectionism to effective tools to target it, this training will help you gain confidence when treating clients with treatment-resistant perfectionism.
  • Imagine being able to finally see significant changes in your client with perfectionism, imagine being able to help your clients begin a path toward a life free from shame which will set them on the path towards a rich, full and self-led life.


* Credit Note - CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Milly Feliz, RP's Profile

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Milly Feliz, a licensed registered psychotherapist with over 12 years of international experience, brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Holding degrees from UNIBE University and the University of Barcelona, Milly has honed her skills in diverse settings, from psychiatric hospitals to private practice. Her integrative approach combines Metacognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and IFS-Informed Interventions, offering clients a holistic path to healing. With a passion for innovation, Milly continues to push boundaries in the field, including pioneering work in psylocibin assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant PTSD and depression.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Milly Feliz has employment relationships with Centricity Research, The Wise Self Psychotherapy Clinic, Dialogue Health Technologies, For Health's Sake, Dr. Caffrey Craig Clinic, Bewell Clinics, and Blue Hills Child and Family Care. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Milly Feliz has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Recognize clinical perfectionism in clients and gain insights into its origins, development, and maintenance.
  2. Utilize evidence-based interventions (ACT, MCT, IFS) to mitigate the impact of clinical perfectionism effectively.
  3. Develop a comprehensive relapse prevention plan to minimize the risk of re-engagement in perfectionism-related behaviors and enhance clients' resilience.
  4. Learn strategies to manage your own reactions when perfectionism appears in the therapy process, avoiding common pitfalls.
  5. Understand how to treat perfectionism with sensitivity to cultural, racial, gender, and ethnic contexts, emphasizing clients' strengths and resilience.
  6. Utilize motivational interviewing strategies to effectively navigate and reduce clients' resistance to change, tailored to different stages of contemplation.


The origins, development and maintenance of clinical perfectionism

  • What are the signs and symptoms
  • Typical cognitions, emotions
  • How perfectionism negatively impacts one’s functioning
  • Perfectionism within social context (family, friends, work, community)
  • Co-morbid conditions

How to integrate, ACT, MCT and IFS interventions into treatment for clinical perfectionism

  • Brief introduction to ACT, MCT and IFS
  • Case conceptualization
  • Case study
  • Video example
  • Client handouts/resources
  • Cultural considerations
  • Limitations of the research and possible risks

Recognition and navigate resistance to change in clients with Clinical Perfectionism

  • Perceived advantages of perfectionism
  • MI strategies for perfectionism

Perfectionism within a therapeutic environment

  • How to notice perfectionism in therapy
  • Therapists counter transference
  • How a therapy/therapist can reinforce

Relapse Prevention Plan

  • How to notice a relapse
  • Strategies to build resiliance

Target Audience

  • Licensed Clinical/Mental Health Counselors 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Psychotherapists 
  • Psychologists 
  • Social Workers 


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