Paul L. Hewitt

Dr. Paul L. Hewitt is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology and an Associate Member, Psychotherapy Program, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia as well as a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia.  He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and of the Section on Clinical Psychology of CPA and recent winner of the Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science from the Canadian Psychological Association. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1988 and completed his clinical residency in the Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.  Recently named in the top 10 Canadian clinical psychology professors for research productivity, Dr. Hewitt is recognized for his seminal contributions to the theory and research on the role of perfectionism as a core vulnerability factor in psychopathology, physical health, relationship, and achievement problems. He has published well over 250 research papers, books, and chapters. His most recent book, co-authored with Dr. Gordon Flett and Dr. Samuel Mikail, Perfectionism: A relational approach to conceptualization, assessment, and treatment synthesizes his research and clinical work on perfectionism and includes detailed information on the dynamic-relational individual and group psychotherapy that he and Dr. Mikail developed over the past 30 years.   He, along with Dr. Samuel Mikail, conduct training workshops on the dynamic-relational individual and group psychotherapy for perfectionism they developed and refined and regularly is invited to speak internationally on his research and clinical work.  Dr. Hewitt has had a private practice since 1988 which focuses on individuals experiencing difficulties from perfectionistic behavior, early trauma, depression, anxiety, personality, and interpersonal problems.