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Mental Health Week: Workshop on Perfectionism

Thursday 20 May 2021, 20:00 - 21:30

-What is perfectionism?
-Is the striving to achieve perfection a desirable goal?
-Is the tendency to strive for perfection embedded in our culture?

We would like to invite you in our search for the answer on these and other questions concerning perfectionism!
Perfectionism is a widely discussed subject in popular media. Nowadays it seems that every student has his or her own experiences with perfectionism, both positive and negative. The increase of perfectionism in media corresponds with scientific research on this subject, that reported perfectionism is higher now than it was 20 years ago, and these numbers seem to stay on the rise.

We want to give a psychological perspective on this topic, based on research, as well as our own experiences working as student-psychologists. In this workshop we will focus on giving a definition of perfectionism, the etiology of it, what perfectionistic behavior consists of and where and how to make behavioral changes.
We are looking forward to meeting you on the 20th of May!

Short introduction of us:

Nico Gabriël

I am a psychologist at Empower. I was born in Greece and moved to the Netherlands at the age of 12. Even at a young age I found it very exciting to meet and talk to different people. I always found it captivating to understand the mind and individual differences. From here, making the choice to study psychology was a small step to take. After having worked in different practices in the Netherlands as a psychologist, I now work as an international student psychologist, where I can put my understanding of different languages and cultures in good use!

Irmi Lederer

I came to the Netherlands to take a holiday and ended up staying.
Five and a half years ago I founded Empower. In the first years I worked as a GZ psychologist and psychotherapist, but in the meantime management tasks have taken up almost all of my time.
I can’t remember the last time I gave a workshop and I am looking forward to working with Nico and you on the subject of perfectionism.

Sign up for the workshop here.


Thursday 20 May 2021
20:00 - 21:30
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