Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
Core Area: Social and Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

There is no such thing as healthy perfectionism. The demands of perfectionism can inevitably leave gifted students feeling discouraged and burned out, and that can lead to procrastination. Learn from Ms. Comallie-Caplan’s personal journey as she discusses methodology for helping students move past perfectionism and procrastination.

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On the surface, perfectionism and procrastination seem like competing qualities. If a student wants things done perfectly, won’t he/she stay on top of deadlines? In reality, perfectionism and procrastination go hand-in-hand to create struggles for many gifted students. 

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • Possible origins of procrastination
  • The cost of perfectionism
  • Perfectionism vs. striving for excellence
  • Interventions for perfectionism
  • Interventions for procrastination
This course is aligned with NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 7.1, 7.2, 7.3.

Lori Comallie-Caplan is a New Mexico Licensed Master Social Worker and a Licensed Educational Diagnostician with a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling. Additionally, she holds Advanced Certification for Mediation from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Ms. Comallie-Caplan has 30 plus years of experience in the field of counseling, coaching, evaluation, mediation and educational consultation. She is best known for her work with gifted individuals and frequently provides professional development for school districts and mental health professionals in the social emotional needs of the gifted.

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363 reviews for Moving Past Perfectionism and Procrastination

  1. Brenda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great Course and very interesting information

  2. Melissa Yvette – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  3. Cindy – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    This was great and beneficial for self reflection.

  4. Angelina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    great points

  5. Michelle – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas

  6. Jody – MIDWAY ISD – WOODWAY (verified owner)

    Great tips for parents and teachers!

  7. Terri – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    It was interesting and informative!

  8. Romelia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent course. Very informative and relatable.

  9. Jill – DALLAS ISD (verified owner)

    This was an excellent course! As a perfectionist, it was very informative for both my personal and professional life. Thank you!

  10. Steve – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative and a topic administrators need to study and understand.

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