Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety

June 3, 2021 @ 6:00 am – June 4, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
CBT Canada
(877) 466-8228

Workshop overview

With many studies showing CBT on par with drugs, influential practice guidelines (e.g., Cochrane) now promote CBT as a first-line treatment for the anxiety disorders. This highly-practical three-credits-per-hour module works through family practice case studies of GAD, illness anxiety (“hypochondriasis” before DSM-5), OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, and social anxiety. Participants are encouraged to discuss real-life cases, and are shown how to work effective CBT techniques into their standard (e.g., 10min) family practice appointments.

Learning objectives

1. Identify the DSM-5 anxiety disorders
2. Pinpoint the key anxiety-causing beliefs
3. Acquire skills to set the most strategic treatment goals
4. Learn highly modular and flexible treatment protocols
5. Discover effective interventions for chronic worry
6. Learn CBT’s acclaimed panic-intervention package
7. Formulate responses to “illness anxiety disorder” (DSM-5)
8. Develop effective ways for patients to overcome social anxiety
9. Acquire the basic skills needed to treat PTSD
10. Discover simpler & quicker ways to assess clinical progress

Case studies

1. Rachel, 27, worries constantly despite privileged circumstances
2. Charles, 54, remains crippled by PTSD two months post-MVA
3. Susan, 35, is pathologically overprotective of her children
4. Joe, 22, remains very shy, to the growing alarm of his mom
5. Margaret, 14, regularly picks her pimples into staph infections
6. Thomas, 40, suffers from panic attacks but refuses meds
7. Dorothy, 68, is nearly housebound with her agoraphobia
8. Chris, 12, has been terrified of dogs since kindergarten
9. Susan, 26, is awakening with nightmares after an assault
10. Daniel, 30, is crippled by his perfectionism
11. Nancy, 73, wants yet more unnecessary tests
12. Paul, 37, washes his hands 1hr/d (and isn’t a surgeon)