Degree Name

Master of Science

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Lee, Eric B.


Transdiagnostic in nature, perfectionism acts as a predisposing and maintaining factor for various psychological and health conditions affecting individuals worldwide. With the prevalence of maladaptive perfectionism increasing, the implications of individuals struggling with perfectionism are significant. Consequently, it is incumbent upon researchers to continue examining the complexities of perfectionism as a construct and develop effective treatments to decrease perfectionism and associated symptoms. Thus, the current review of literature examines current and novel psychotherapy interventions from a categorical or dimensional viewpoint and the efficacy of the intervention for perfectionism and co-occurring symptoms. Further, the review discusses and proposes future research recommendations within the perfectionism literature, addressing gaps and encouraging the field to consider developing interventions that address both symptoms related to perfectionism and co-occurring disorders.