This webinar provides an overview of five evidence-based cognitive-behavioral strategies for the treatment of social anxiety disorder: experiments/exposure; cognitive restructuring; mindful focus/ thought defusion; assertion training; core belief change work. Attendees will learn the basics of how to apply, combine, and adapt these strategies to the needs of socially anxious individuals. Example client worksheets and instructional handouts will be provided.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- apply five cognitive-behavioral strategies to treat social anxiety
- combine and adapt these strategies to respond to the varying needs of socially anxious individuals
- differentiate therapeutic strategies from self-defeating safety behaviors that maintain social anxiety
Presentation level: Intermediate. Prior education or training in the basics of cognitive-behavioral therapy is required. Prior education, training or experience in treating social anxiety is not necessary.
This webinar is eligible for 1 CE / CE Hour by APA, NBCC, the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work, and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and /or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.