recorded webinar

Put the Fun Back in Panic Treatment: Paradox, Defusion, and Acceptance

Put the Fun Back in Panic Treatment: Paradox, Defusion, and Acceptance
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm ET
CE/CME Credit

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This workshop uses discussion and audience practice to develop its core premise: the key to successful treatment of panic disorder is to help people recognize, and disarm, their persistent efforts to oppose and control it, and the use of humor and paradox can greatly facilitate that work.

Participants will learn to help clients develop a view of panic disorder as a trick, rather than a disease or a mental illness that must be opposed or cured. Interventions will be presented that help clients find evidence supporting this view in their own lives, and use it to reshape the client's view of panic and anxiety in ways that create progress. Interventions derived and borrowed from several schools of psychotherapy (Paradoxical Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) will be presented, discussed, and practiced.

This session was recorded live at the 2022 Annual ADAA Conference in Denver, CO. Please note this session is not available for continuing education credits.

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Presenter(s) Biography

Dave Carbonell, PhD

Dave Carbonell, PhD

Member Since 2003

Dave Carbonell, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping people overcome fears, phobias and worry. He is the author of four self- help books: Panic Attacks Workbook, The Worry Trick, Fear of Flying Workbook, and Outsmart Your Anxious Brain: Ten Simple Ways to Beat the Worry Trick. He is the “coach” of the popular self-help site,, and has taught workshops on the treatment of anxiety disorders to more than 10,000 therapists in the U.S. and abroad.  He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University in 1985 and has maintained a practice devoted to the treatment of anxiety disorders in Chicago since 1990. He lives in Chicago with his wife and a pair of rescue dogs. 

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