The Essentials of CBT for Anxiety Disorders (August 2022)

August 1, 2022 to September 5, 2022

Registration Deadline: August 15, 2022

This four-part course focuses on CBT for anxiety disorders. The course begins with an overview and introduction to three “patients” who are then followed in three additional sections. Each patient highlights a core component of CBT. The first section focuses on cognitive skills, exemplified through a patient struggling with social anxiety disorder. The second section focuses on behavioral interventions such as behavioral and interoceptive exposure for a patient with panic disorder. Finally, joining these skills together, the last section focuses on mindfulness in CBT for generalized anxiety. Throughout each section expert clinicians will demonstrate, via role-plays, the application of these skills through the three “patients”.

Course materials are available beginning on August 1, 2022, and all online course work must be completed by September 5, 2022. New course assignments are released each week, and you can finish the preceding week’s materials at any time to unlock the next week’s materials.

Pricing

Registration Deadline: August 15, 2022

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Q&A Schedule

The Q&A schedule will be posted prior to the start of the course.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after August 15, 2022.

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Target Audience

This program is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, social workers, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Attendees will be able to describe strategies to identify, label, challenge, and reframe automatic thoughts common in anxiety disorders.  Learn how to help patients decrease unwanted emotions.  The course will use vignettes to demonstrate techniques.
  • Attendees will be able to demonstrate cognitive restructuring skills to facilitate behavioral exposures.
  • Attendees will be able to identify common barriers to practicing cognitive restructuring, and strategies to successfully overcome those barriers.
  • Attendees will identify behavioral techniques to reduce anxiety such as behavioral activation and behavioral change.
  • Attendees will design exposures exercises targeting their patients fears.
  • Attendees will identify avoidance strategies (i.e., safety aids).
  • Attendees will be able to plan formal and informal mindfulness exercises to be used with patients to increase their awareness of internal experiences.
  • Attendees will identify when non-acceptance of internal experiences is interfering with treatment progress and teach patients cognitive and behavioral strategies to increase their acceptance of internal experiences.
  •  Attendees will apply techniques for addressing metacognition in generalized anxiety disorder.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 10.00 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 10.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 10.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 10.00 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 10.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Registration opens: 
06/01/2022
Course closes: 
09/05/2022
Event starts: 
08/01/2022 - 1:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/05/2022 - 11:59pm EDT
Cost:
$445.00
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Week 1

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
Amanda Baker, PhD, Jonah Cohen, PhD, Ben Bellet, MA 

Week 2

Cognitive Restructuring in CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder
Rachel Ishikawa, PhD, MPH and Alexandria Miller, MA

Week 3

Mindfulness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Nicole Leblanc, PhD and Daniel Coppersmith, MA

Week 4

Exposures for Panic Disorder
Emily Bernstein, PhD and  Hani Zainal, MA


Participants must complete each week sequentially and while completing all components of each week to receive credit, including:

  • Activity Overview
  • Video Lecture
  • Reading and Resources (required and optional)
  • Q&A with Faculty
  • Discussion Board
  • Case Assessment
Course Director(s)

Amanda Baker, PhD

has a financial relationship (Financial Stake) with New Harbinger;.

Jonah Cohen, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Planner(s)

Amanda Baker, PhD

has a financial relationship (Financial Stake) with New Harbinger;.

Jonah Cohen, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Jane Pimental, MPH

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

David Rubin, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Susan,Ph.D. Sprich, Ph.D.

has a financial relationship (Other) with Springer;.
has a financial relationship (Other) with Oxford University Press;.
has a financial relationship (Other) with Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT);.
Speaker(s)

Amanda Baker, PhD

has a financial relationship (Financial Stake) with New Harbinger;.

Emily Bernstein, PhD

has a financial relationship (Financial Support) with Koa Health;.

Jonah Cohen, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Rachel Ishikawa, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Nicole Leblanc, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

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Available Credit

  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 10.00 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 10.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 10.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 10.00 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 10.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

 
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Course Director(s)

Amanda Baker, PhD
Jonah Cohen, PhD

Planners

David H. Rubin, MD, Content Reviewer
Susan Sprich, PhD, Psychologist Reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
Amanda Baker, PhD
Jonah Cohen, PhD


Disclosure Information 

In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies for the past 24 months, as defined below:             

Ineligible Companies 

The ACCME defines an “Ineligible company” as “those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.”  For more information, visit

accme.org/standards

Financial Relationships

Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. 

Mitigation of Financial Relationships

All financial relationships are reviewed to determine which ones are relevant, and then measures are taken to mitigate all relevant financial relationships and ensure that they do not insert commercial bias into the content of the education.   

The following planners, speakers, content reviewers, and others in control of educational content have reported financial relationships with ineligible companies over the past 24 months. Measures have been taken to mitigate the impact of these financial relationships on the educational content and ensure that they do not insert commercial bias into the content of this education.    

Amanda Baker, PhD - New Harbinger, Royalties

Emily Bernstein, PhD - Koa Health, Research Funding

All other individuals in a position to control the content of this educational activity have reported no financial relationships with ineligible companies.


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Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit


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