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Scared STIFF: Fast, Effective Treatments for Anxiety Disorders

David Burns, Ph.D.

13.5 CE Hours Available

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To increase participants’ ability to:

  • Track therapeutic progress and monitor the therapeutic alliance
  • Implement the five steps in Agenda Setting
  • Develop creative, powerful, individualized treatment plans that target each patient's unique problems
  • Integrate the Cognitive, Behavioral and Hidden Emotion Models in the treatment of a wide range of anxiety disorders
  • Select the most effective interventions for each anxiety disorder


Three Treatment Models for Anxiety Disorders

  • The Cognitive Model: I THINK, therefore I FEAR
  • The Behavioral Model: from the Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • The Hidden Emotion Model: Peeking Under the Carpet
Measurement: Exciting Implications
  • Do you REALLY know how your patients feel? How they feel about you? Do you want to know?
  • How to Track Progress on a Session-by-Session Basis
  • How to Monitor the Therapeutic Alliance
Join the A-TEAM

Therapeutic Empathy
  • Does it Really Make a Difference?
    Agenda Setting: The KEY to Successful Treatment
  • The Eight Types of Therapeutic Resistance
Clinical Example
  • The Man Who Was Afraid To Flirt
Live Demonstration: Public Speaking Anxiety

The Cognitive Model
  • Truth-Based Techniques
  • Compassion-Based Techniques
  • Uncovering Techniques
  • Motivational Techniques
  • Quantitative Techniques
The Cognitive Model - Continued
  • Visual Imaging Techniques
  • Humor-Based Techniques
  • Role-Playing Techniques
  • Spiritual Techniques
The Hidden Emotion Model

Innovations in Exposure Therapy
  • Classical Exposure
  • Cognitive Exposure
  • Interpersonal Exposure
  • Virtual Reality Exposure
Treatment Algorithms

Getting Better vs. Feeling Better: Relapse Prevention