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Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety & Perfectionism

Dates: April 12, 13 & June 14, 15, 2013

(full day Fridays; half day Saturdays)

Faculty: Greg Chandler, MD, Mark Fefergrad, MD, Jared Peck, MD and Peggy Richter, MD


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy. Brought into prominence by Aaron Beck, CBT is now one of the most widely used psychotherapies everywhere from hospital-based psychiatry settings to the offices of solo psychotherapy practitioners. Its applications are broad and are clinically helpful for a wide variety of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and eating disorders.
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the conceptualization of anxiety disorders from a CBT framework. Experienced CBT therapists will guide you through a combination of didactic material, video-taped demonstrations, role play simulations and interactive exercises. Participants will learn and apply therapeutic techniques of cognitive challenging and exposure and response prevention that are powerfully effective in treating individuals with anxiety disorders and/or perfectionism – a clinical feature that can predict non-response if left untreated .
At the end of this workshop, participants will:
  • Know cognitive theories and techniques to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Apply cognitive conceptualizations in case formulations to strategically enhance treatment planning
  • Use exposure and response prevention behavioural techniques
  • Have an understanding and approach to recognize and clinically target Perfectionism.
CBT for Anxiety Disorders will be most beneficial for primary care and mental health professionals including nurses, family physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapists including those with minimal training in CBT to those with some familiarity or occasional use for skill enhancement.
Fee: $745 (lunch is included on both Fridays)


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