Please note, the workshop description was updated on January 8, 2020.
Presented by Reid Wilson, Ph.D.,
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 – Thursday, June 4, 2020 | Richmond, bc
Please note, the workshop description was updated on January 8, 2020.
In this fast-paced workshop, we will begin by addressing the common features and treatment approaches for panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and worry, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Some anxiety disorder treatment approaches rely on relaxation techniques and cognitive strategies to help palliate symptoms even before gradually exposing clients to the feared stimuli. But this can be a slow process that leaves some clients still preoccupied with avoiding the symptoms of their anxiety, dependent on safety behaviours, and vulnerable to anxiety-provoking circumstances that are strong enough to overcome their learned skills. This skill-based treatment helps clients find the courage and motivation to challenge their old beliefs and attitudes. It permits them to embrace the symptoms of their anxiety and reduce the power of symptoms to arouse fear and avoidance. Practical methods enable clients to ignore the content of their obsessive worries and to explore the feeling of uncertainty rather than fleeing from it. Cutting-edge anxiety treatment is now pushing further into the confrontational. Participants will learn how to help clients purposely to seek out anxiety as their ticket to freedom from crippling fear. During the workshop they will also learn a new broad strategic intervention that modifies the habituation model by teaching clients to win at the anxiety disorder game.
For panic disorder and its phobias, we will explore the world of provocative therapy, placing significant attention on shifting the patient’s orientation toward panic. Participants will learn how to divide and conquer: to interrupt anticipatory anxiety and then to manage physical symptoms using cognitive strategies, paradox, pattern disruption, exposure and interoceptive exposure, and peeling away their ever-present “safety crutches.”
For obsessive-compulsive disorder, we will address the four guidelines that direct all treatment approaches Dr. Wilson will demonstrate how the therapist confronts erroneous beliefs and how he/she develops, assigns and follows up on homework. This homework will include several pattern-interruption techniques that enable clients to engage in modified versions of their obsessions and rituals that, paradoxically, aim at helping them to let go of their symptoms for good. These skills can be applied to the treatment of washers and cleaners, checkers, repeaters, hoarders, orderers, cognitive-ritualizers and pure obsessionals.
For generalized anxiety, we will explore the common thinking errors of chronic worriers. We will then identify a set of interventions to help clients with generalized anxiety disorder face unneeded worries head-on and dispatch with them. Participants will learn the skills of confronting perceived cost, imminence and likelihood of threat, specialized relaxation and imagery skills, addressing insomnia, disputing cognitive distortions, treating worries when they are “signals” or “noise,” and helping clients to seek out uncertainty.
Get Things Done Briefly
The Four Paradoxical Strategies
Doing the Work
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Reid Wilson, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Centre in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. He is author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry and the classic self-help book Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. He is co-author of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions, and Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, as well as Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. He designed American Airlines’ first national program for the fearful flier and currently serves as the expert on anxiety for WebMD’s Mental Health Community. He blogs for Psychology Today at “All about Anxiety.” He is a Founding Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and Fellow of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). In 2014 he received ADAA’s highest award, and received the 2019 Service Award by the International OCD Foundation.
More information: anxieties.com
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
7311 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
For reservations, guests may call locally at 604-278-5555 or toll free at 1-800-663-2878 by mentioning the group name “Jack Hirose & Associates” or the group codes as follows:
Oct 23 – 25 … Event ID 81102
Nov 13 – 15 … Event ID 79484
Nov 25 – 26 … Event ID 79486
Nov 27 – 29 … Event ID 81272
Dec 2 – 4 … Event ID 83736
Room Type & Prices
Plaza / Courtyard Room- a queen bed or 2 double beds, mini-fridge
One-bedroom Condo Suite – a queen bed in master bedroom and a pullout sofa bed in living room, with full kitchen and in-room washer/dryer
October 23 – 25
Plaza – $189
Condo – $209
Plaza – $149
Condo – $179
December 2 – 4
Plaza – $159
Condo – $189
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