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Perfect or Progress? An Educational Session on Perfectionism

When

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7pm–9pm

Where

Westdale Library
955 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1K9
Canada

Although setting high expectations can be a good thing, striving for perfection can become a problem for some people. In this educational session, we will discuss how to identify if perfectionism has become a problem for you and resources for what to do about it.

The speakers for this series are: Dubravka Gavric, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Matilda Nowakowski, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dubravka works as a psychologist in the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and Mood Disorders Programs at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and is an Assistant Clinical Professor (PT) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic. Her research focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to anxiety related problems, with an emphasis on social anxiety and perfectionism.

Matilda is a clinical and health psychologist at the Chronic Pain Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and an Assistant Clinical Professor (PT) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She completed her Ph.D. at Ryerson University and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Matilda’s research interests include understanding the impact of anxiety and related factors, including perfectionism, in chronic medical conditions as well as incorporating psychological interventions in the management of chronic medical conditions.