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Immediate effective evidence-based techniques for clients
Generalized anxiety disorder
Join Dr. Brett Deacon, an expert exposure therapist and clinical researcher whose work has contributed to recent advances in evidence-based CBT treatment. Watch this seminar recording and learn a straightforward, evidence-based approach for conceptualizing and treating your most anxious clients with exposure therapy.
Dr. Deacon will teach you a step-by-step method for case conceptualization, treatment planning, and delivery of exposure therapy informed by recent scientific advances in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Learn how to assess core cognitive and behavioral processes and use this knowledge to develop a case formulation and treatment plan. You will learn how to “sell” exposure therapy to your clients, construct a fear hierarchy, implement exposure tasks in a maximally effective manner, and navigate the unique clinical and ethical challenges posed by this technique.
Treatment techniques will be illustrated with case examples, videotaped therapy sessions, and live demonstrations. You will leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement this approach in your clinical practice.
Describe the maladaptive psychological processes underlying all anxiety disorders
Summarize a specific method for case conceptualization and treatment planning applicable to clients with any anxiety disorder
Describe the theory and practice of exposure therapy
Apply the principles of exposure therapy to clients with any anxiety disorder
Identify and troubleshoot common clinical challenges and ethical issues
Discuss how recent scientific advances can be used to maximize the power of exposure therapy
Case Formulation and Treatment Planning
Cognitive-behavioral model of pathological anxiety
Individualized case formulation for any anxiety problem
Exposure therapy as a learning-based treatment
The importance of context in effective exposure therapy
An evidence-based approach for selecting effective treatment strategies
Education and Cognitive Preparation for Exposure
Discussing the case formulation with the client
Selling exposure therapy to clients
Implementing Exposure Therapy
10 rules for conducting good exposure
Constructing the fear hierarchy
Problem-specific applications of exposure:
Situational exposure for feared external stimuli
Imaginal exposure for feared thoughts and memories
Interoceptive exposure for feared body sensations
Fading safety behaviors
Overcoming Obstacles and Maximizing Outcomes
Evidence-based strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of exposure therapy
Common therapist reservations about exposure therapy:
Exposure therapy is unethical
Exposure therapy is intolerable
Exposure therapy is unsafe
Troubleshooting clinical challenges
Managing “negative” outcomes
Brett Jason Deacon, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-author of the book Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Principles and Practice, published in 2010 by Guilford Press. Dr. Deacon is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Wyoming. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship specializing in CBT for anxiety disorders at Mayo Clinic and currently directs the University of Wyoming Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Deacon supervises doctoral student therapists, maintains a private practice specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and regularly conducts workshops on exposure therapy.
A scientist as well as a practitioner, Dr. Deacon has published over 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and books on the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders. His research attempts to understand the maladaptive cognitive and behavioral processes that
contribute to pathological anxiety, as well as methods for improving the effectiveness of exposure therapy for anxiety-related disorders. Dr. Deacon has received awards from the University of Wyoming for his research and teaching.
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