HOW TO HELP CLIENTS OVERCOME SOCIAL ANXIETY
USING COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
This two-part webinar series, 60-minutes each, was offered by NSAC cofounder and Chair, Larry Cohen, LICSW, in 2017 through the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). It is geared toward mental health professionals, although socially anxious individuals may find it beneficial, as well.
Part 1: Five Effective Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies
This webinar provides an overview of five evidence-based cognitive-behavioral strategies for the treatment of social anxiety disorder: experiments/exposure; cognitive restructuring; mindful focus/ thought defusion; assertion training; core belief change work. Attendees will learn the basics of how to apply, combine, and adapt these strategies to the needs of socially anxious individuals. Example client worksheets and instructional handouts are provided.
Part 2: Using Exposures as Experiments to Build Self-Confidence
This webinar provides a more in-depth presentation on using exposures as experiments to test and modify automatic thoughts, underlying assumptions and core beliefs for the purpose of decreasing social anxiety and building self-confidence. Example client worksheets and instructional handouts are provided.
Cofounder and Chair of the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC). Director of Social Anxiety Help (NSAC District of Columbia) in Washington, DC since 1990 where he has provided cognitive-behavioral therapy for more than 1,000 persons with social anxiety, and has conducted more than 85 20-week social anxiety CBT groups. Certified as a Diplomate in Cognitive Therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.