Perfectionism Series

Many students are told that perfectionism is a good thing and necessary for success. However, studies show that perfectionistic attitudes can interfere with success. The desire to be perfect can both rob you of a sense of personal satisfaction and cause you to fail to achieve as much as people with more realistic expectations. This two-part program helps students realize when perfectionism is more harmful than good and develop more realistic expectations. 

For Fall 2023, this two-part program will be offered twice. This program is open to all Illinois students—you do not need to be a current client of the Counseling Center. To register, please click below on the dates you want to register for. You will receive an email confirmation with a specific location.

September 20 and 27, 3:30 p.m. (Everitt Lab)

November 9 and 16, 1:30 p.m. (Huff Hall)


Week 1 Perfectionism Handouts

Week 2 Perfectionism Handouts

Week 3 Perfectionism Handouts

Perfectionism Workshop Highlights