Cutting edge psychological and biological approaches for understanding, assessing and treating:
Generalized Anxiety and Worry
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
Social Anxiety Disorder
Complete this seminar and learn from the best! Join Dr. Antony, international expert on anxiety and author of 29-anxiety related books and learn evidence-based strategies for treating a range of anxiety and related disorders in adults and children. Dr. Antony will emphasize the importance of case formulation and core treatment principles that cut across anxiety-based disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, health anxiety and related disorders.
You will learn about the diagnostic features of anxiety and related disorders (based on the most recent DSM-5® criteria), effective cognitive-behavioral methods and emerging psychological treatments. Medication treatments will also be discussed, with an emphasis on how they can be combined with psychological treatments. Unique, effective strategies for dealing with treatment resistance will be explored, as will strategies for dealing with complex cases and comorbidity. Dr. Antony succeeds where other therapists fail.
Outline the core features of anxiety and related disorders in DSM-5®.
List contributing factors to the onset and maintenance of anxiety and related problems.
Explain cognitive approaches for managing anxiety and related disorders.
Identify exposure-based techniques for treating anxiety-based problems.
Describe mindfulness and acceptance based treatments for anxiety.
Illustrate how to manage problems with motivation and compliance.
Compare and contrast medications and other biological treatments that are used to treat anxiety problems.
Describe transdiagnostic treatments that help across anxiety problems.
Overview of Anxiety and Related Problems
Panic, fear, worry, anxiety, obsessions, and compulsions
Diagnostic features in DSM-5®
The role of learning in the development and maintenance of anxiety
Cognitive factors underlying anxiety and related disorders (e.g., cognitive biases, intolerance of uncertainty, anxiety sensitivity)
The role of biology (e.g., neurotransmitters, genetics)
Assessment of Anxiety and Related Disorders
Behavioral assessment strategies
Biological Treatments for Anxiety
Adjunctive antipsychotic medications
Augment treatment with antipsychotic drugs
Combining antidepressants with cognitive-behavioral therapy
Enhancing exposure treatments using d-cycloserine
Deep brain stimulation and other neurobiological approaches
Alternative and Complementary Treatments
What does the research say?
Herbal remedies and supplements
Exercise, yoga, diet
6 cognitive techniques for reducing anxiety
Challenge negative core beliefs
7 principles for maximizing outcomes with exposure
Confront feared situations, thoughts, and sensations
Reduce safety behaviors and compulsions
Virtual reality approaches
Other Psychological Approaches
Acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches
Skills training (e.g., social skills, problem solving)
Applied tension for blood and needle phobias
Treating anxiety in groups
Strategies for Improving Outcomes
Enhance motivation for treatment
Treatments for realistic anxiety
Deal with co-occurring problems
Adapt treatments for children
The role of the family in anxiety treatment
About the Speaker:
Martin M. Antony, PhD, CPsych, FRSC, ABPP, is a professor and chair in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University. He is the director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, which he founded more than 15 years ago. In addition he holds faculty appointments at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. Dr. Antony served as president of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has published 29 books and over 200 scientific articles and book chapters, mostly on the assessment and treatment of anxiety-based problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobia, generalized anxiety disorder and perfectionism. Dr. Antony trains and supervises students in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and other disciplines in the area of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety-based problems, and has received a number of career awards for his contributions to research, training and education. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, as well as the American and Canadian Psychological associations and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Antony has given more than 300 workshops and presentations to health care professionals across North America, Europe, and Australia. He has been interviewed, featured, or quoted more than 300 times in various print, radio, and television media outlets, including the Discovery Channel, Family Circle Magazine, Huffington Post, National Geographic Channel, The New York Times, O (Oprah) Magazine, Scientific American Mind, The Washington Post, Women’s Health, and many others.