How to Help Clients Overcome Social Anxiety, Part 2: Using Experiments to Build Self-Confidence

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Featuring:

Larry Cohen, LICSW
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Friday, February 10, 2017 12:00 pm
Category
Anxiety Disorders

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. 

Learning Objectives

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

Learning 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. Attendance of part 1 of this webinar is recommended, but not required.

This webinar is no longer eligible for CE credit. 

Presenter(s) Biography

Larry Cohen, LICSW

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Larry Cohen, LICSW, is cofounder and Cochair of the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC), an association of 22 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 31 years, he has served well over 1,000 persons with social anxiety in individual CBT, as well as in 96 20-week social anxiety CBT groups.
 

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