Evidence-Based Treatment for Anxiety: Applying REBT for Effective Results

Regular price $115.00
Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D., Director of Psychological Evaluations & Core Faculty Trainer


Date: Friday, May 19, 2023 | 9:30 am EST - 12:45 pm EST
Location: Zoom

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 anxiety as an unhealthy negative emotion and source of functional impairment.  Anxiety disorders are among the most common form of psychological disorders diagnosed 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 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 and response prevention) strategies informed by the most recent research findings.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain factors in the etiology and maintenance of anxiety.
  • Describe the common symptom presentation of anxiety across various anxiety disorders.
  • Utilize cognitive restructuring strategies from an REBT framework to treat anxiety.
  • Design exposure hierarchies/lists and implement exposure exercises.


9:30am – 10:15am Review of etiological and diagnostic considerations for various anxiety disorders.

10:15am – 10:45am: Summary of REBT theory with emphasis on treating anxiety

10:45am – 11:30pm: Cognitive intervention strategies for treating anxiety

11:30-12:30pm: Behavioral intervention methods (exposure and response prevention) for treating anxiety

12:30 – 12:45 pm: Evaluations



Albert Ellis Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Albert Ellis Institute 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.

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Transfer or Cancelling of Registration

Time Frame (Days before Workshop or Training)

Transfer Fees


28 days or more



14 to 27 days

Additional $20 fee

50% of the registration fee

Less than 14 days

100% of the registration fee

100% of the registration fee


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