recorded webinar

How to Help Clients Overcome Social Anxiety Part 1

How to Help Clients Overcome Social Anxiety Part 1
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:00 pm

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, A-CBT


Larry Cohen, LICSW, A-CBT, is cofounder and Cochair of the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC), an association of more than 30 cognitive-behavioral therapy clinics around the United States dedicated to providing and fostering effective evidence based services for those struggling with social anxiety.  

Mr. Cohen is certified as a Diplomate in Cognitive Therapy through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, which has also conferred on him the status of Fellow for having “made sustained outstanding contributions to the field of cognitive therapy.”  

Mr. Cohen founded and directs the Social Anxiety Help clinic in Washington, DC where, for the past 33 years, he has served well over 1,000 persons with social anxiety in individual CBT, as well as in 100 20-week social anxiety CBT groups.

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