Behavioral Techniques for Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
3.0 CREDIT HOURS
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) poses unique challenges for clinicians, often stemming from clients' pervasive avoidant coping tendencies and the intricate nature of their worries. Recognizing worry as a cognitive manifestation of avoidance is crucial, given its profound clinical implications. While cognitive techniques are commonly presumed to be the primary approach, this workshop will shed light on the efficacy of several evidence-based behavioral interventions for GAD.
Join us for an interactive session delving into cutting-edge behavioral strategies designed to empower both therapists and their clients. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of stimulus control strategies, applied relaxation techniques, problem-solving tools, and exposure therapy methods, all of which have demonstrated robust empirical support in managing GAD. Through practical exercises and case studies, attendees will refine their skills and learn to implement these interventions effectively, fostering enduring relief and improved quality of life for those grappling with GAD.
Dr. Keith Bredemeier, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Director of the Institute for Community Mental Health Clinic at the University of Delaware. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Delaware and his Doctoral degree in Clinical/Community Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his predoctoral internship at Brown University, followed by postdoctoral fellowships focused on suicide risk and prevention in the Department of Psychosocial Research at Brown and the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bredemeier’s research focuses on cognitive traits and difficulties involved in the etiology and treatment of transdiagnostic dimensions of anxiety (e.g., excessive worrying), repetitive negative thinking (e.g., rumination), and related problems (e.g., depression, suicidal behavior). He previously worked and received training at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where is remains an adjunct faculty member to support ongoing collaborations. Dr. Bredemeier specializes in diagnostic assessment and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma and stress-related disorders. He also has expertise in suicide risk assessment and prevention, as well as cognitive assessment.
Jan 19, 2024: 8:45am-12pm | Behavioral Treatments for GAD | 3.0 Cred Hrs
Date: January 19, 2024 - Morning Session
Time: 8:45am-12:00pm Eastern Time
Delivery Format: Live Online Interactive Training on Zoom
Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals