Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches for Anxiety: Applying REBT for Effective Results (9/24/2021)
Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D. – Director of the Center for Psychological Evaluation and a licensed Staff Psychologist at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI)
Date: Friday, Septmeber 24, 2021 | 9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Location: 145 East 32nd Street, 9th Floor (Directions)
3 Contact Hours/ 3 Continuing Education Credits will be provided by the Albert Ellis Institute upon completion of the workshop.
Social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and various forms of phobias are a few examples of disorders that include unhealthy anxiety as a core emotion and source of functional impairment. Anxiety disorders are among the most common form of psychological disorders in the United States and motivate many people to seek treatment. Fortunately, many highly effective, evidence-based approaches are available to practitioners. This half-day workshop will focus on the etiology and symptom presentation of commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders and how evidence-based approaches can be utilized in the treatment of anxiety. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) theory, research, and interventions will be reviewed and participants will learn how to implement innovative cognitive and behavioral (e.g., exposure therapy) strategies based on the most recent research findings.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Explain etiological factors in the development of anxiety disorders.
- Describe the symptom presentation of generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.
- Utilize an REBT framework to effectively treat anxiety disorders.
- Design exposure hierarchies and explain the utility of exposure therapy for anxiety.
9:30 am – 10:15 am: Review of etiological and diagnostic considerations for various anxiety disorders.
10:15 am – 11:00 am: Summary of REBT theory and research for anxiety disorders.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Cognitive, emotive, and behavioral interventions for anxiety.
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm: Evaluations
Albert Ellis Institute (AEI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AEI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Albert Ellis Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5145. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Albert Ellis Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0131.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0019.