Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Anxiety

Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D. – Director of the Center for Psychological Evaluation and a licensed Staff Psychologist at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI)

Michael Hickey, Ph.D.

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017 | 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
3 Contact Hours (APA, NBCC, New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work & Mental Health Counselors)
Location: 145 East 32nd Street, 9th Floor (Directions)

Registration: $100 | F/T Students: $90

Overview:

Social anxiety is a common form of anxiety and can significantly interfere with the quality of life of many individuals. This half-day workshop will help clinicians to accurately assess and diagnose Social Anxiety Disorder and will provide an overview of the theory and practice of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) as it applies to the treatment of social anxiety. Specifically, participants will learn methods to help their clients identify, debate, and replace common irrational beliefs that lead to social anxiety. Finally, participants will also be taught innovative behavioral strategies, including implementation of exposure therapy exercises that have been proven to effectively treat social anxiety. Demonstrations of the various strategies will be provided throughout as a model for participants.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Summarize diagnostic factors of social anxiety;
  2. Plan appropriate interventions utilizing a theoretical framework based on Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT);
  3. Utilize cognitive strategies to identify and debate irrational beliefs central to social anxiety;
  4. Apply functional assessment strategies and learning principles to develop effective exposure exercises to treat social anxiety

Schedule:

1:30 – 1:45pm: Review of diagnosis and assessment of social anxiety

1:45 – 3:00pm: Summary of RE&CBT theoretical framework for social anxiety

3:00 – 4:30pm: Implementation of cognitive and behavioral interventions for social      anxiety

4:30 – 4:45pm: Evaluations

Registration: $100| F/T Students: $90 | 3 Contact Hours/CE Credits

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Albert Ellis Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Albert Ellis Institute is approved by The State Education Departments State Board for Social Work. The Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Albert Ellis Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5145. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Albert Ellis Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0131.

Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0019.

 

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