The pursuit of goals in childhood and adolescence shapes our work ethic and behaviors into adulthood. The achievement of goals can be a significant moment for any child/teenager. Achieving success at any capacity during childhood instills lifelong lessons of hard work and goal-oriented decisions. However, the process of achieving goals is where misconstrued concepts of perfectionism can seep in and detrimentally affect a child’s mental health. The purpose of this workshop is to define perfectionism through a child/adolescent lens, to examine where these belief systems originate, and to observe the various ways these concepts manifest themselves.
This Workshop will focus on three main areas of influence on a child/teenager:
1. Social: peers, teachers, coaches, etc.
2. Family: parents, siblings, extended family
3. Personal: individual thoughts and feelings
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
For troubleshooting and other Zoom-related questions, please email us at [email protected]
About the Presenters
This program will be presented by students enrolled in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling track in Counselor Education at Stetson University in DeLand. These students are focused on learning about how significant relationships influence individual experiences and directly and indirectly affect our well-being throughout life. This program will be offered under the guidance of their professor, Jacqui Williams, Ph.D., LMFT, Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Counselor Education. The student presenters include:
Georgia Reed is a Graduate Student in their final year of study at Stetson University. Their goal is to work within the LGTBQ+ community as well as individuals, couples, and families within a variety of settings. They are currently a facilitator with Prepare and Enrich and trained in the Gottman Method Level 1 which focuses on couples work to help identify strengths and areas of growth within the relationship. They currently work within Substance Abuse in both Adolescents and Adults in a community setting.
Junior has resided in the Central Florida area since high school. Junior attend the University of Florida to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in History and is in the final year of earning his Marriage & Family degree from Stetson University. Junior enjoys traveling, reading, and learning about different cultures.
Jonathon Watts is a graduate student in Stetson University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. His is a dual major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. He is currently in his final year of study and interning at SMA, Deland Men’s Residential Treatment Center. He will complete his internship with SMA this Fall and begin a new internship with the VA in Orlando as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student Intern. He has always had a deep respect for our men and women who served. His goal is to work with Veterans and their families. His focus is in trauma and substance abuse, with my theoretical orientation surrounding Adlerian, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Existential theories.
Stephen Dever-Harris has varied experiences in higher education working with students and student-athletes, families, and community members. He is currently working toward his degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling to pursue a career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). He currently works with adolescents in residential and partial hospitalization treatment which will be a major part of the work he does throughout his career. In his role as a teacher, he presented topics focused on wellness and the whole-being of student development. This experience impacted his connections with the community and his time spent working with student-athletes and their families through the recruitment process. The mental health of student-athletes is becoming a highly discussed topic as it is impacted by everyone and everything around them with an expectation to be “perfect”. Stephen works with clients to identify their core beliefs and recognize the connection between these and their behaviors. Part of that process is to address cognitive distortions including, but not limited to, perfectionism.