Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
Learn how to:
• Identify and differentiate the core psychopathology of specific anxiety disorders
• Apply cognitive and behavioural treatment components, step-by-step
• Recognize and target key thoughts and behaviours that maintain anxiety disorders
• Troubleshoot common challenges when treating anxiety disorders
Early Bird Rate available until September 1, 2022
Online registration: www.coastalpsych.ca/workshops
Presented by Dr. Natalie Stratton
September 28 & 29, 2022 | Charlottetown, PEI
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the gold-standard treatment for anxiety disorders. In this 2-day skills- focused and interactive workshop, participants will receive a thorough overview of CBT for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and agoraphobia, and social anxiety disorder in adult populations.
Participants will learn how to identify and differentiate the clinical presentation of specific anxiety disorder diagnoses. Core psychopathology will be discussed along with cognitive behavioural theory.
Participants will learn and practice, step-by-step, how to engage clients in treatment, set treatment goals, structure therapy sessions, and apply cognitive and behavioural techniques to reduce anxiety symptoms (e.g., self-monitoring, guided discovery and Socratic questioning, challenging unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, behavioural experiments, exposure, problem solving).
Participants will also learn and practice how to identify and address key thoughts and behaviours that maintain anxiety disorders such as, intolerance of uncertainty, beliefs about worry, misinterpretation of bodily
sensations, hypervigilance, avoidance, safety behaviours, rumination, reassurance seeking, and self-focus in social situations.
Strategies to identify and address common obstacles in treatment will be discussed. This workshop is appropriate for mental healthcare professionals and students from disciplines including, psychology, psychiatry, social work, counselling, occupational therapy, and nursing.
Moderate familiarity with CBT is an asset, but not a requirement.
Dr. Natalie Stratton is a registered clinical psychologist who specializes in the delivery of evidence-based treatments, specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), to help adults experiencing anxiety and mood disorders. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University; Toronto, ON) and completed her pre-doctoral residency at the Nova Scotia Health Authority (Halifax, NS). Dr. Stratton is a full-time faculty member within the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University and the co-director of Coastal Psychology in Halifax, NS where she provides psychological services to adults and couples. Dr. Stratton enjoys providing trainings and supervision to healthcare students and professionals.
Regular Rate: $495
Early Bird Rate: $395 (Payment must be received by September 1, 2022)
Student Rate: $200 (Proof of enrolment required)
Wednesday September 28, 2022: 9AM to 4PM
Thursday September 29, 2022: 9AM to 4PM
Totaling 12 hours of professional training
Location: The Rodd Royalty, 14 Capital Drive, Charlottetown, PEI