Instructional in-person, six hour workshop for healthcare professionals led by Dr. David F. Tolin. Exposure therapy is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety-related disorders including phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. In this workshop, we will describe the psychological mechanisms of exposure-based therapy, and will address several myths that contributes to the under-utilization of this treatment. Using both didactic presentation and video vignettes, we will discuss and demonstrate the use of in vivo exposure, imaginal exposure, and interoceptive exposure for a range of anxiety-related problems. We will also discuss several efficacy-boosting strategies, such as motivational interviewing, eliminating safety behaviors, and using rational thinking skills.

As a result of participating in this live activity, participants should be able to:

1. Discuss the efficacy of exposure therapy for anxiety-related disorders.
2. Dispute several myths about exposure therapy.
3. Describe the mechanisms of exposure therapy.
4. Construct an exposure hierarchy.
5. Use in vivo exposure for anxiety-related disorders.
6. Use imaginal exposure for anxiety-related disorders.
7. Use interoceptive exposure for anxiety-related disorders.

David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP, is the Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University of Medicine. He is Past-Present of the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and a principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of over 150 scientific journal articles and several books, including "Doing CBT", "Buried in Treasures", and "Face Your Fears". He has been featured on the reality TV series "Hoarders" and "The OCD Project," and has been a recurrent guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "The Dr. Oz Show".

Continuing Education Credit Information:
Please note that attendees seeking continuing education credit/hours must sign in and sign out at the event in order to receive documentation of attendance. Attendees must sign-in within the first 15 minutes to obtain credit. Full attendance is required and partial credit will not be awarded.

The Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for CBT (ADC/CCBT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 6 CE credits will be awarded for this activity. ADC/CCBT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:
This organization, The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital and ACE Approval Number1204 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/15/2020 ? 2/15/2023. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation and Designation: Hartford Healthcare is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Hartford Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ADA needs: We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs. Please call at least two weeks prior to the workshop date regarding any accommodations.

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Tolin has indicated that he has no relationships to disclose relative to the content of this CE activity.

Parking is available in any of the surface lots around the hospital. Please refrain from parking in the patient garage off of Grand Street.

FEE: STANDARD FEE - $150 per person

EARLY BIRD (if registered before 3/13/2020) - $135 per person

IOL Employees - $120 (Promo code must be provided at time of registration).


The Hospital of Central Connecticut

100 Grand St, Lecture Rooms 1 & 2
New Britain, CT 06489


Registration is Required

Face Your Fears: Conducting Good Exposure Therapy Across Diagnoses

No charge

$120.00 - $150.00

surveys required

This event has required questions at registration

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