Improving Performance through (Im)Perfectionism

with Chelsy Castro, JD, MA, MSW, LCSW

Join Smokeball on October 29th at 12:00 PM CDT for a free CLE webinar with psychotherapist and former large-firm attorney Chelsy Castro as she speaks about one of the most crippling issues lawyers deal with each day, PERFECTIONISM. While that word is not usually pejorative, Chelsy will walk us through how perfectionism can be ruinous to careers and even lives.

In addition to 1.0 CLE Credit (IL and FL; CA pending approval) you’ll learn:

  • What Perfectionism is in the context of mental health and substance abuse;
  • The impact of Perfectionism on our productivity and performance;
  • Best practices for managing Perfectionism;
  • How to maximize productivity and more!

Learn whether you are a perfectionist, why that might be driving down your ability to do great work as a lawyer, and consider some methods and tactics to keep perfectionism in check. Chelsy’s expertise will take us through social, behavioral, and psychological issues with perfectionism to help us arrive at being OK with being IMPERFECT. Once you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.

Improving Performance through (Im)Perfectionism

with Chelsy Castro, JD, MA, MSW, LCSW

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CLE Credit Information

*Continuing Education Credits: CLE is not available through Smokeball in all jurisdictions. CLE credit is currently pending in the jurisdictions of FL, IL, and CA.

To qualify: 1.0 CLE Credit will be earned by ALL LIVE ATTENDEES who viewed this event for 50+ minutes.

You must attend live. You must view the event for 50+ minutes. You cannot watch the program in a group if you wish to earn CLE credits. If you do choose to watch the event in a group, ensure that you are also logged in on your own personal device, under your log-in credentials, as we will need proof of your attendance. (Though it is highly recommended that you view the event from your own personal device).

Featured Presenter

Chelsy Castro


Chelsy Castro is CEO and Founder of Castro Jacobs Psychotherapy and Consulting (CJPC), a firm specializing in lawyer well-being. A lawyer turned psychotherapist, she is an expert in lawyer well-being who teaches individuals and the organizations they work for how to build the skills they need to achieve their goals in a healthy and productive way. After graduating with her JD/MA from American University, Chelsy practiced law as a multilingual attorney in “Big Law” in the field of international regulatory compliance. Motivated to help her colleagues and the legal field know, feel, and do better, Chelsy earned her clinical degree at the University of Chicago and shifted her focus towards serving the legal profession.

Prior to launching CJPC, Chelsy designed, developed, and managed clinical and outreach programs and provided psychotherapy for lawyers as a Director and clinician for the Lawyers’ Assistance Program. During her tenure at LAP, Chelsy also served as a speaker, training hundreds of lawyers in science-based methods to manage stress, reduce anxiety, be more productive, and build healthy professional relationships in forums such as the ABA, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and various law schools, law firms, professional associations, and both domestic and international conferences. Chelsy currently counsels individual clients, consults with organizations, and speaks on how we can apply science to live and work healthier and more productively.