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Facing fear: Behavioral approaches to treating anxiety

Facing fear: Behavioral approaches to treating anxiety


Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: July 26, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: How can we help our clients find freedom from anxiety? Behavioral treatment of anxiety is an evidence-based approach that can help individuals find relief from panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other presentations of anxiety. In this 6-hour training, participants will learn the fundamentals of behavioral treatment of anxiety from a transdiagnostic perspective (not focused on PTSD). Participants will gain a better understanding of the core principles and procedures that are used to help our clients face their fears and take back their lives from anxiety, with an emphasis on exposure (i.e., a process of safely confronting feared/avoided things). Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to give them a richer understanding of the application of behavioral approaches to treating anxiety.

Objectives: 1. Explain the rationale for behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders 2. Describe the use of breathing retraining for managing anxiety 3. Explain the procedures used in exposure therapies 4. Construct an exposure hierarchy and describe how these hierarchies can be used in the treatment of various anxiety disorders 5. Plan how to support clients’ motivation for engaging in exposure therapies

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.