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CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder – Practical Techniques and Usable Insights

  • Friday, February 23, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Family and Nursing Care | 962 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Presenter: John Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Category 1 | 3 CEUs 

Social anxiety disorder is estimated to affect almost 7% of adults in the U.S. Many people who seek treatment for depression, general anxiety, and/or substance abuse are also suffering from social anxiety, and in many of these cases social anxiety is the core problem.

This workshop will provide an overview of standard cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety with an emphasis on useful tips, techniques, and observations John has developed in his years of treating social anxiety, including:
  • How to build rapport with socially anxious clients
  • Why cognitive work is so important with social anxiety
  • A litmus test for distinguishing rational from irrational anxiety
  • A two-word phrase for liberating the socially anxious mind
  • Identifying and overcoming inhibiting “filters”
  • How to use exposure, and 4 ways that exposure works
  • A particular role and rationale for mindfulness practice

John will invite questions, interjections, and discussion of your cases as part of the workshop.

Dr. Chamberlain specializes in treating anxiety disorders, primarily utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at American University in 1999, completing his predoctoral internship training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. He was a staff psychologist at the Catholic University Counseling Center for 11 years, including 2½ years as Director of Internship Training. Dr. Chamberlain also spent 7 years on staff at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where he received state-of- the-art training in CBT, with a focus on OCD and OC-spectrum disorders. He works with adolescents, adults, and couples. Dr. Chamberlain was voted a Top Therapist for both OCD and Social Anxiety Disorder in Washingtonian’s 2009 survey of DC-area practitioners. He is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International OCD Foundation, the Society for Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
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