Description: This presentation will define a rapid-gain treatment process with individuals with anxiety disorders, and illustrate each stage with videotaped segments—including in-vivo exposure—of a therapy session. Attention will focus on how the clinician presents the paradigm in a manner persuasive enough to counter the dread of symptoms and their feared consequences. Participants will learn ways to confront erroneous beliefs and to develop, assign and follow up on behavioral experiments. (This presentation will not be recorded. Don’t miss it!) This program will be presented at an Intermediate Level, making it appropriate to all clinicians.
Reid Wilson, Ph.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine and directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Durham and Chapel Hill. Dr. Wilson has dedicated his 30-year career to developing self-help strategies for the anxiety disorders. He is the author or co-author of four self-help books, including Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper), Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions(Bantam), the newly-released Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children (HCI Books), and its free companion e-Book, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. Dr. Wilson volunteers as the expert for WebMD’s Anxiety & Panic Community. His free self-help website – www.anxieties.com – serves 500,000 visitors per year. He designed and served as lead psychologist for American Airlines’ first national program for the fearful flier. Dr. Wilson served on the Board of Directors of ADAA for 12 years and served as Program Chair of the National Conferences on Anxiety Disorders from 1988-1991. He has offered trainings throughout the world in the treatment of anxiety. Dr. Wilson has received the Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award for his outstanding advocacy for patient education and care, training, and research.
UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work Clinical Lecture Series