How to utilize Stimulus Discrimination Training (aka Then v. Now) and Imagery Rescripting to help socially anxious clients overcome the impact of upsetting self-images and core beliefs stemming from social trauma. This is a webinar presented on January 28, 2020 by the Social Anxiety Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), which is a joint project with the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC).

NOTE ON LEVEL OF PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE: This webinar is designed for those who have already been trained in at least the basics of cognitive-behavioral therapies in any of its variants, such as cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and exposure therapy. It is ideal to first have training in CBT for social anxiety, which you can do by watching this workshop video.


Larry Cohen, LICSW, ACT: cochair and cofounder, National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC); director and psychotherapist, NSAC District of Columbia (Social Anxiety Help).

Click here for a 10-minute demonstration of Stimulus Discrimination Training (Then v. Now). It is video #12. Note: it is free to view this video, but you must first register on their website.

Click here for an article describing how to conduct Imagery Rescripting for social anxiety.

Click here for an NSAC research summary on using Imagery Rescripting for social anxiety.


Our workshops and webinars are offered as an educational resource for
mental health professionals who are already familiar with cognitive and behavioral therapies.
These resources alone do not suffice as adequate training
to conduct cognitive and behavioral therapies
for those with social anxiety and related problems.