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Live Webinar on January 19: Perfectionism and ADHD: Making ‘Good Enough’ Work for You

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Do you set unrealistic goals and worry about disappointing others? Are your personal expectations based on “shoulds” instead of your known strengths and interests? Does this result in shame and low self-esteem?

These behaviors point to a cycle of perfectionism, an unhealthy insistence on personal flawlessness that increases anxiety and holds you back from the natural process of learning that’s part of daily living. Perfectionism is common among teens and adults with ADHD who struggle with wanting something to be right so much that it becomes difficult to start (and complete) tasks, assignments, and projects. Though perfectionism can be motivating, it can also keep you overfocused on the end result and not the process of getting there.

In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Saline will explain how to stop setting unreasonable standards, engaging in negative comparisons to others, and criticizing yourself for living with ADHD. You will learn how to understand and manage the root causes of perfectionism, examine the role of imposter syndrome, decrease negative self-talk, and increase your capacity for personal compassion. You will understand how to improve executive functioning skills related to procrastination and productivity, stop reflexive shame, and create techniques for managing stress. With these resources, you’ll begin to nurture the essential resilience of a growth mindset and accept yourself as you truly are — perfectly imperfect.

In this free, hour-long webinar you will learn how to:

  • Understand the relationship between anxiety, perfectionism, and ADHD
  • Improve executive functioning skills related to procrastination and productivity
  • Set realistic expectations based on previous successful experiences
  • Develop techniques for addressing imposter syndrome, fear of failure, and shame
  • Increase the capacity for mindful self-compassion and self-acceptance


Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice working primarily with children, adolescents and families for the diagnosis, treatment, and intervention of ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues. She is the author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Dr. Saline has extensive experience consulting with schools throughout Western Massachusetts on mental health issues in the classroom, interpreting psychological evaluations and improving teacher/parent communication. | See expert’s full bio »

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Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive one hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.

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