CORONAVIRUS ANXIETY AND THE CBT TREATMENT OF PANIC, ILLNESS ANXIETY, AND SOMATIC SYMPTOM DISORDER
by Michael I. Beiley, Ph.D.
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Clinic of Santa Barbara
5:30-6:50pm- Presentation of topic (following the below description and objectives)
6:50-7pm – Q&A/evaluations
This salon presentation will discuss the implications of current coronavirus anxiety for the Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Panic Disorder versus Illness Anxiety Disorder and Somatic Symptom Disorder
Participants will be able to:
Differentiate between current coronavirus anxiety, panic disorder and illness anxiety disorder/somatic symptom disorder
Evaluate fear cues/triggers, internal cues and symptoms, thoughts/images, avoidances, safety behaviors, compulsions and their role maintaining panic and anxiety
Explain the importance of psychoeducation and body physiology in CBT treatment of Panic, Illness Anxiety and Somatic Symptom Disorder
List cognitions, misinterpretations of bodily sensations, and challenging negative beliefs
Apply interoceptive exposure for the treatment of panic disorder and somatic symptom disorder
Utilize imaginal exposure techniques for obsessive worry and rumination in illness anxiety disorder and somatic symptom disorder
Implement health exposures to minimize relapse
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CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Important Notice:Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive (1.5) continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.