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Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for health anxiety

silhouette with crumpled papers representing health anxiety

Health anxiety is the fear that one is ill, or that one will become ill in the future, despite being in good health. Often, the uncertainty surrounding the future or certain physical symptoms can increase this anxiety. This problem became more prevalent in recent years due to COVID-19.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a gold standard treatment for many anxiety disorders. This webinar will discuss the conceptualization of health anxiety, as well as both cognitive and behavioural strategies to address it. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding the CBT conceptualization of health anxiety
  • Developing cognitive strategies to challenge anxious thinking and beliefs
  • Developing behavioural strategies, such as exposure and response prevention exercises, to manage health anxiety

Prerequisite: Background knowledge/experience in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)