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EP20 Workshop 07 - Quick, Irreversible Cures for OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Phobias - David Burns, MD

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Topic Areas:
Anxiety |  Phobia |  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) |  Workshops |  Panic
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020
David Burns, MD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
2 hours
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2020
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Dr. Burns will illustrate the ultra-rapid treatment of four cases of incapacitating and intractable anxiety disorders, including a woman with ten years of failed therapy for extreme depression and panic attacks, a woman with twenty years of failed psychoanalysis for the fear of elevators and hallways, a man with more than a decade of incapacitating social anxiety / fear of sweating in public, and a woman with more than twenty years of OCD / germ phobia (the same disorder that haunted the late billionaire, Howard Hughes.) These patients all recovered in a single therapy session, and the actual recovery for each required less than ten minutes. Brief video clips illustrating the dramatic recoveries of two of them will be included. Dr. Burns will explain why therapy so often fails, and will emphasize the absolute need for tremendous patient / therapist trust as well as therapist / patient courage.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe how reverse hypnosis can sabotage the treatment of all of the anxiety disorders.
  2. Discuss how Experimental Technique works
  3. Identify how to overcome patient resistance with the Gentle Ultimatum

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*




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David D. Burns is an adjunct professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of the best-selling books Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy and The Feeling Good Handbook. Burns popularized Aaron T. Beck's cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) when his book became a best seller during the 1980s.