The Specifics of Exposures: Tips, Strategies, and Practicalities for Effective Exposures in CBT for Youth with Anxiety Disorders

The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate examples of common ethical concerns faced by practicing clinicians and the use of ethical decision-making models in providing resolution. Case examples will be provided that are relatable and accessible, followed by responses to these cases that meet the careful scrutiny required by the American Psychological Association’s code of ethics. 


Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Workshop Format

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, FCP's Professional Education Workshops will be offered in an online format, featuring a livestream Q&A with the presenter. Registrants will receive instructions on how to receive CE credits.

How to Access the Presentation

Registrants will receive detailed instructions via e-mail after registering. Instructions will also be posted on FCP's web site.


Caroline O'Connell 
Foundations Community Partnership 

Exposure has emerged in the anxiety literature as the most active and empirically supported component of CBT for anxiety disorders in youth and adults, yet research also documents that many clinicians have concerns about using it, especially in their work with children. Via multiple case examples, Dr. Dahlsgaard will describe the what, where, why, and how of planning and deploying clinically sensitive, developmentally appropriate, and effective exposures for youth presenting to treatment for a variety of anxiety disorders.

Workshop Objectives
At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the current empirical evidence supporting the preference for exposure in the context of CBT for anxious youth.
  • Summarize the rationale and clinical applications of exposure for youth presenting with anxiety disorders.
  • Describe the rationale and clinical considerations for the inhibitory learning approach to enhancing the effectiveness of exposures when treating youth with anxiety disorders

Presented by Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D., ABPP, Founder and Director of Brave is Better, LLC and Founder/former Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Continuing Education Credits
Three continuing education credits will be offered for PA Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, NBCC Counselors, and educators under Act 48. Registrants will receive detailed instructions on how to receive CE credits.

NBCC: Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is an NBCC-approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Psychologists: Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education to psychologists. FCP maintains responsibility for this program and content.

PA Social Workers: PA State Board accepts APA and NBCC approval for SW, MFT, and LPC.

Educators: Application has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for three Act 48 Continuing Education Credits.

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The registration fee is $70. You can pay online via a credit card (“Checkout as Guest”) or PayPal. To pay by check, complete the registration and select "Pay by Check."

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to any unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation or postponement, FCP will refund any registration fees, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses to participants.

  • More than two weeks prior to the event - your choice of a full refund via check, credit for future workshop, or a future event registration.
  • Less than two weeks, but more than three days prior to the function - full refund via credit towards future event registration.
  • Three days or less prior to event - no refunds available. Sorry, there are no exceptions. Yes! You can substitute another person if you cannot attend. Please let us know 24 hours in advance. 

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