Jennifer Kemp is a clinical psychologist and Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Australia, who has a special interest in perfectionism from both her own experience and through the work she does with clients. Jennifer uses ACT, behavior analysis, exposure and Compassion-Focused Therapy approaches with her clients and has a background in leadership coaching, training, and facilitation. In her private practice, Jennifer sees clients struggling with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trichotillomania, eating disorders, weight management problems, trauma, grief, and loss.
Jennifer has been presenting on the topic of perfectionism for several years. In 2020, Jennifer presented ‘The Perfectionistic Therapist’ for the Australian Psychological Society Clinical College where more than 1800 people registered and over 680 attended live. Jennifer presented ‘The Perfectionistic Therapist’ at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference in 2020. She also co-facilitated workshops on perfectionism at the ACBS World Conferences in Montreal in 2018 and Dublin in 2019, and in August 2020 Jennifer presented on perfectionism at the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF) Online Conference.
Jennifer has authored the The ACT Workbook for Perfectionism: Build Your Best (Imperfect) Life Using Powerful Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Self-Compassion Skills for New Harbinger, with publication scheduled for December 2021.