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Cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety

person holding head with many thoughts weighing them down need for CBT for anxiety

Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders affecting Canadian adults. Diagnostically, we have traditionally conceptualized anxiety disorders as separate entities, with numerous disorders and diagnostic categories reflected in DSM-5.

CBT has emerged as a gold standard in effectively treating anxiety disorders. It provides high efficacy and low rates of relapse prevention. Resulting in numerous anxiety disorder specific treatment manuals. Physiologically, anxiety, regardless of the specific diagnosis, is the activation of the “fight-or flight” response. This is also known as the sympathetic nervous system.

This training will discuss the physiology of the anxiety system. This training draws on the work of many experts. It will outline an integrated CBT model to explain the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders. This will use well-researched principles of behavioural conditioning and cognitive science. We will discuss an integrated CBT treatment protocol that will be applicable to the vast majority of anxiety disorders.

Please note: This webinar is module 1 of our Certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) level 2: Application to specific populations program; however, participants can also register for it as a stand-alone training to enhance their therapeutic skills.

The Canadian Psychological Association recognizes this training for 6 hours of continuing education. These hours are also applicable towards the required 40 hours of formal training in CBT as part of the CACBT certification process.