How to Help Clients Overcome Social Anxiety Part 1



Larry Cohen, LICSW
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:00 pm
Anxiety Disorders

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.

Presenter(s) Biography

Larry Cohen, LICSW


Mr. Larry Cohen received his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Michigan in 1987. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the District of Columbia. He is also licensed in Maryland and Virginia, so he can have sessions with his clients by video or phone call.. 

Mr. Cohen has been extensively trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group psychotherapy, and crisis intervention. He is a Certified Diplomate in Cognitive Therapy through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is also a Diplomate in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the highest credential offered by the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. Mr. Cohen is certified in Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy, which utilizes role-playing exercises to facilitate attitude change. He is a Certified Group Psychotherapist, and is a founder of the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists. 

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