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dc.contributor.authorSadri, S.
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorMcEvoy, P.
dc.contributor.authorKane, Robert
dc.contributor.authorEgan, Sarah
dc.identifier.citationSadri, S. and Anderson, R. and McEvoy, P. and Kane, R. and Egan, S. 2017. A Pilot Investigation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Clinical Perfectionism in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy: pp. 1-9.

Copyright © British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 2017Background: Perfectionism is strongly associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Cognitive behavioural therapy for perfectionism (CBT-P) has been found to result in reductions in a range of symptoms in individuals with anxiety disorders, depression and eating disorders. Aim: To pilot-test the efficacy of group CBT for perfectionism in participants with OCD and elevated perfectionism. Method: Participants were randomized to receive immediate 8-week group CBT-P (n = 4) or an 8-week waitlist followed by CBT-P (n = 7). Results: Reliable reductions and a large effect size indicated that CBT-P was associated with improvements in perfectionism and OCD severity at post-test. However, these changes were not clinically significant and drop-out was high, resulting in a small final sample. Conclusions: CBT-P may be effective in reducing perfectionism and disorder-specific OCD symptoms. However, the high drop-out rate and lack of clinically significant findings suggest that further research needs to be conducted to determine the efficacy of CBT for perfectionism in OCD.

dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.titleA Pilot Investigation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Clinical Perfectionism in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleBehavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
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