Series in Irvine:
The Agony of Perfectionism
February 4 @ 7:00 pm - February 25 @ 9:00 pmPrepaid Cost: $135 – $150
Presented by Sherri Mahdavi, Ph.D.
4 Tuesdays: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020
When we discover an inferiority in ourselves we should not be depressed, no disaster has taken place, but we have discovered our humanity.
—C.G. Jung, Modern Psychology, Vol. 2, p. 153
Clinical research has related perfectionism to depression, anxiety, procrastination, and feelings of shame and guilt. In this series of seminars we will discuss clinical perfectionism in its many forms and its root causes from Jungian perspective. We will discuss how parental complexes, rejection of the shadow and identification with the persona can play a role in the exhausting unfulfilled life of a perfectionist.
- Describe what is meant by clinical perfectionism in psychotherapy;
- Describe what is meant by the term identification by the persona and how it affect everyday life style;
- Describe what is meant by parental complexes;
- Describe what is meant by the term shadow in Jungian theory and practice;
- Give an example of how rejection of the shadow can create Stress and anxiety;
- Describe what is meant by inferiority complex;
- Give an example of shame based perfectionism;
- Give an example of guilt based perfectionism.
Sherri Mahdavi, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Irvine. She also serves as an associate professor of applied clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Southern California, where she teaches courses in depth psychology.
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