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IC11 Pre-Conference 03 - Strategic Treatment of the Anxiety Disorders - Reid Wilson, PhD

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Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2011
Reid Wilson, PhD
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Dec 08, 2011
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IC11 Pre-Conference 03 - Strategic Treatment of the Anxiety Disorders - Reid Wilson, PhD

We will begin by studying how all anxiety disorders generate an absolute standard for certainty and com-fort, thus manipulating people into worry. You will learn specific skills within the three targets of treat-ment for both worry and GAD: physiological, cognitive, and behavioral. Then we will explore strategies for panic, social anxiety, phobias and OCD, helping clients find the courage and motivation to challenge their old beliefs and attitudes. Cutting-edge treatment now pushes further into the confrontational.  You will learn how to help clients purposely seek out anxiety as their ticket to freedom from crippling fear.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Teach six or more techniques for controlling anxiety-provoking worries.
  2. List four methods for generating alternative perspectives.
  3. Explain how to shift clients’ orientation from defense to offense.



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Reid Wilson, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages.


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