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CBT for Anxiety

Learn the essentials of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders through an experiential workshop at Beck Institute. Under the direction of Judith S. Beck, PhD, and led by expert Beck faculty, this workshop focuses on fundamental cognitive behavior theory and treatment for anxiety disorders.

Learn how to conceptualize anxious patients, plan treatment based on the individualized conceptualization, engage the anxious patient in the therapeutic relationship, decrease physiological symptoms of anxiety and increase functional behavior. You will learn how to use evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to help patients identify and respond adaptively to key anxious thoughts and beliefs, restructure maladaptive cognitions and catastrophic misinterpretations, develop exposure hierarchies, build symptom tolerance, eliminate safety behaviors, increase tolerance for uncertainty, and reduce obsessions, compulsions, and avoidance. These cognitive behavioral therapy strategies will be applied to specific diagnoses of generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Available Dates in 2019:

  • February 25-27
  • September 23-25

$900

Workshop Times:

8:45am – 4:00pm

Workshop Location:

Beck Institute

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Faculty:

Amy Wenzel, PhD, ABPP

The workshop features a special question-and-answer and roleplay session with Dr. Aaron Beck. Participants are encouraged to prepare or have in mind cases for discussion or roleplay.

Overall Objectives:

CE/CME:

18 credits

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Overall Objectives

All trainees receive a Certificate of Workshop Attendance verifying participation.

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Workshop Curriculum

Monday, September 23

  • 8:45 – 10:30
    Introduction and review of CBT basics: Treatment engagement, course of treatment, and session structure — Amy Wenzel, PhD
    105 min
  • 10:30 – 10:35
    Break
  • 10:35 – 12:00
    Cognitive case conceptualization and treatment planning—Amy Wenzel, PhD
    85 min
  • 12:00 – 1:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:15
    Core strategies: Cognitive restructuring—Amy Wenzel, Ph.D.
    75 min
  • 2:15 – 2:20
    Break
  • 2:20 – 4:00
    Core strategies: Cognitive restructuring Demonstration and role play—Amy Wenzel, PhD
    100 min

Tuesday, September 24

  • 8:45 – 10:30
    Core strategies: Exposure and emotion regulation—Amy Wenzel, PhD
    105 min
  • 10:30 – 10:35
    Break
  • 10:35 – 12:00
    Clinical applications: Social anxiety—Amy Wenzel, PhD
    85 min
  • 12:00 – 1:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:30
    Clinical Applications: Generalized anxiety disorder—Amy Wenzel, PhD
    90 min
  • 2:30 – 2:35
    Break
  • 2:35 – 4:00
    Advances in Cognitive Therapy with Aaron T. Beck, MD
    85 min

Wednesday, September 25

  • 8:45 – 10:30
    Clinical applications: Obsessive compulsive disorder—Amy Wenzel, PhD
    105 min
  • 10:30 – 10:35
    Break
  • 10:35 – 12:00
    Clinical applications: Panic disorder—Amy Wenzel, PhD
    85 min
  • 12:00 – 1:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:30
    Demonstration of a full CBT session with an anxious patient—Amy Wenzel, Ph.D.
    90 min
  • 2:30 – 2:35
    Break
  • 2:35 – 3:45
    Relapse prevention and mindfulness — Amy Wenzel, PhD
    70 min
  • 3:45 – 4:00
    Experiential exercises and material review — Amy Wenzel, PhD
    15 min

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