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Core 2: CBT for Anxiety
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The Core Curriculum is the Beck Institute's recommended learning pathway, covering fundamental CBT skills and advanced techniques for challenging problems.

2/27/2017 to 3/1/2017
When: Monday, February 27, 2017
8:45 AM
Where: GSB Building
One Belmont Avenue
Suite 700
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania  19004-1610
United States
Contact: Maritza Lawson
610-664-3020

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Learn the essentials of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders through an experiential workshop at the 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.

Participants will 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. They 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.