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The Perfectly Imperfect Lab predominantly examines maladaptive expressions and features of perfectionism (e.g., personality, interpersonal style) and their implications for interpersonal functioning (e.g., intimacy, self-disclosure, help-seeking). A historically quantitative lab, we are moving into use of mixed method approaches in our work as well. We are also focused on the development of research identity (RI) in Master's level counselors-in-training.

Research Team

Lab members represent diverse academic and cultural backgrounds, giving our research a significant richness of perspective and and training. We come from many states in the US and other countries including Pakistan and China.

Jessica Rohlfing Pryor, Ph.D., P.I.
Ben Cherkasky, Postgraduate Scholar
William Ewing, Postgraduate Scholar
Leah Henningsen
Samreen Kalani

Sarah Meister
Taylor Moore
Mariya Sirman
Shelly Xiaoyan Huang

Recent Presentations & Select Publications

Rohlfing Pryor, J. & Medrano, G. R.  (2018, August). Flaunt your flaws: Radically open dialectical behavior therapy as treatment for maladaptive perfectionism. Presentation at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Rohlfing Pryor, J., Cherkasky, B. D., Moyer, T., O’Donnell., A. M., Kalani, S., Ewing, W. D., & Huang, S. (2017, September). Are we practicing what we preach? Assessing research identity development with counseling Master's students. Poster presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Huang, S., Ewing, W. D., Kalani, S., Cherkasky, B. D., O’Donnell, A. M. & Rohlfing Pryor, J. (2017, October). Enhancing research as part of the professional identity of counseling Master's students. Panel discussion presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.

Rohlfing Pryor, J. (2017, October). Developing a model of Master's level research training: Challenges, considerations, and outcomes. Roundtable presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Rohlfing Pryor, J. The relation of perfectionism to career indecision in a college sample.

Rohlfing Pryor, J. & Ewing, W. Maladaptive perfectionism as a predictor of interpersonal distress and impairment.

Rohlfing Pryor, J. & Medrano, G. R. Flaunt your flaws: Radically open dialectical behavior therapy as treatment for maladaptive perfectionism.

Contact

Jessica Rohlfing Pryor, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

The Family Institute at Northwestern University
618 Library Place
Evanston, IL 60201
847-733-4300
jpryor@family-institute.org

Taylor Moore

Lead Research Assistant

The Family Institute at Northwestern University
618 Library Place
Evanston, IL 60201