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Stopping the Noise: Practical Strategies to Help Clients with Panic, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias and OCD

Day Three: The Canadian Mental Health Summit

Presented by Reid Wilson, Ph.D.,

Friday, November 22, 2019  |  Calgary, ab

Date & Location

Friday, November 22, 2019 – Friday, November 22, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB

phone:  403.248.8888

website:  www.calgaryplaza.com/

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

Therapists are supposed to make clients safe and secure, creating a cozy haven from a cruel world, right? Well, when it comes to treating anxiety and OCD, growing evidence shows that the quickest, most effective approach involves instructing them to ramp up their fears while telling themselves how much they welcome the experience.

Join internationally-recognized expert and author Reid Wilson, Ph.D. to study what cutting edge research is showing us about the possibility of rapid change. Dr. Wilson will outline the treatment strategy, step-by-step, and illustrate each stage with brief, professionally videotaped segments of therapist-client interaction within the first two sessions of treatment.

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Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

You will learn…

  • How to rapidly engage anxious clients in the therapeutic alliance and change their mindset toward their fears
  • How to persuade clients to adopt a self-help protocol to voluntarily, purposely, and aggressively seek out uncertainty moment-by-moment
  • The four paradoxical strategies: Detachment and the stepping-back process, Voluntarily choosing the experience: “I want this”, Stepping toward the threat, How to be cunning

Continuing Education Credits

Your Presenter(s)

Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Reid Wilson, Ph.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine. 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! and Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents. 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. 

Chapel Hill, NC, March 28, 2014– Dr. Reid Wilson was presented with the nation’s highest honour in his field of anxiety disorders at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s (ADAA) Annual Conference held this week in Chicago. Dr. Wilson is only the second person who has ever received this award, presented to the one professional who exemplifies excellence and outstanding advocacy for patient education and care, training, and research.


More information: anxieties.com

Who Should Attend

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, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Recommended Accommodation

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB

phone:  403.248.8888

website:  www.calgaryplaza.com/

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

Please contact the hotel directly for current group rates, when booking please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates” or block Id “10575”. To make a reservation over the phone, please call 403.248.8888

To book online please visit https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.61102.html?groupId=P80KB1C1


Single $135.00 | Double $135.00 | Triple $150.00 | Quadruple $165.00


Single $1160.00 | Double $160.00 | Triple $175.00 | Quadruple $190.00


Single $210.00 | Double $210.00 | Triple $225.00 | Quadruple $240.00


Single $230.00 | Double $230.00 | Triple $245.00 | Quadruple $260.00

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment $249 $269
Individual 2 Day Enrollment $449 $469
Individual 3 Day Enrollment $639 $659
Group 3-7 $619 $639
Group 8-14 $599 $619
Group 15+ $579 $599
Full-Time Student $579 $599

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: November 6, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

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