Friday, March 13, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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The Village for Children and Families 
Trumbull Robinson Auditorium
1680 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

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Meghan Maxwell 

Conducting Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders 

NASW/CT and The Village for Families and Children
are pleased to invite you to attend

Conducting Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Today, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness across the country, with 40 million adults affected every year according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.  Living with anxiety is not easy and this condition can, for many, be debilitating and negatively affect their lives, interfering with their ability to function normally in everyday activities.  Exposure therapy is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety-related disorders including phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.  This workshop will describe psychological and neurobiological mechanisms of exposure-based therapy, including recent advances in inhibitory learning theory.  The presenter will address several myths that contribute to the under-utilization of this treatment, and data that counters those myths. Using both didactic presentation and video vignettes, the presenter will use discussion and demonstration of the use of in vivo exposure, imaginal exposure, and interoceptive exposure for a range of anxiety-related problems.  Several efficacy-boosting strategies will also be part of the discussion (e.g., motivational interviewing, using rational thinking skills, and acceptance strategies) for difficult-to-treat patients. Our presenter for this timely and valuable workshop is:

David Tolin, PhD, ABPP
Founder and Director of
Anxiety Disorders Center & Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Institute of Living

March 13, 2020

8:30 to 9:00 Registation and Light Breakfast

9:00 to 4:00 Program with an hour break for Lunch
Trumbull Robinson Auditorium at
The Village for Families & Children, 1680 Albany Avenue, Hartford 06105

Co-sponsored by The Village for Families and Children

 This workshop is a special Social Work Month offering, limited to only 100 attendees and eligible for 6 CECs.
The cost is $100 for NASW Members and $150 for yet to be Members
 Cost includes a light breakfast and lunch.