This webinar provides a more in-depth presentation on using exposures as experiments to test and modify automatic thoughts, underlying assumptions and core beliefs for the purpose of decreasing social anxiety and building self-confidence. Discussion of how to choose experiments that will most benefit your socially anxious clients, how to motivate clients to carry out these experiments, and how to help clients learn constructive lessons from these experiments, rather than ruminate in self-evaluation. Example client worksheets and instructional handouts will be provided.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to
- help socially anxious clients choose and carry out behavioral experiments to test their automatic thoughts and underlying beliefs
- help socially anxious clients increase their motivation to do experiments as homework
- help socially anxious clients learn constructive lessons from their experiments aimed at decreasing their anxiety and increasing their self-confidence
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. Attendance of part 1 of this webinar is recommended, but not required.
This webinar is no longer eligible for CE credit.