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Anxiety Traps! CBT Solutions (UK 2015)

May 29, 2015 May 30, 2015 PDT

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Course Overview

Clients often feel trapped in anxiety. This is because common anxiety coping strategies such as avoidance and safety behaviors unwittingly maintain anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, it is also the case that some common therapy practices designed to relieve client distress instead trap therapists and clients in ineffective cycles of therapy.

Leading cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) instructor Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D. teaches principles and methods that help therapists and clients avoid both types of anxiety traps. Padesky teaches which CBT therapy interventions are most helpful for each type of anxiety disorder and when using these same methods can actually prolong anxiety treatment.

One of the features past participants of this workshop found most helpful was Dr. Padesky’s new framework of “danger disorders” and “coping disorders” which simplifies decision making about which interventions to choose even when the client experiences more than one type of anxiety disorder.

Those who have attended Dr. Padesky’s workshops in the past are familiar with her signature workshop approaches. After she demonstrates key therapy methods via live demonstrations or video, participants have an opportunity to bring their learning to life in carefully designed experiential exercises. These are framed by her clear didactic teaching, organized handouts, and rich clinical discussions. Learning unfolds in simple steps which layer over the course of the workshop to yield a sophisticated and nuanced treatment approach by the end.

Ideal for intermediate level CBT therapists who already have experience working with anxiety disorder protocols, more expert CBT therapists who attended reported the workshop includes useful new ideas (danger/coping disorder framework) and methods (assertive defense of the self for social anxiety) that make this workshop suitable even for experienced CBT therapists. Novice CBT therapists are also welcome to attend. Learning treatment methods, principles, and Padesky’s organizing framework will speed mastery of anxiety therapies.

Attend this workshop to learn principles underpinning anxiety treatment methods and to practice the skills required to effectively use CBT anxiety protocols. Enjoy this workshop for all Dr. Padesky’s embedded creativity, humour, and optimism which help you learn to treat your clients’ anxiety disorders more effectively.

Common anxiety coping strategies such as avoidance and safety behaviours unwittingly maintain anxiety disorders


  • TEACH clients the anxiety equation
  • RECOGNIZE common treatment principles for danger and coping disorders
  • IDENTIFY triggers and maintenance factors for each anxiety disorder
  • PRACTICE induction methods used in treatment of panic
  • TEACH clients to address “what if?” GAD worries with action plans
  • LEARN methods for working with anxious imagery
  • GIVE a rationale for “assertive defence of the self” with social anxiety
  • OBSERVE approaches that address post-traumatic memory gaps

This workshop is suited for therapists of all knowledge levels: novice, intermediate and expert. Therapists with similar levels of experience are paired for role plays to maximize the learning value of these exercises.

Manchester Branch of the BABCP

Christine A. Padesky, PhD
Presenter biography

May 29 – 30, 2015 (9:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Manchester Conference Centre
Sackville Street
Manchester M1 3BB
United Kingdom

COST – lunch included
BABCP Member 200 GBP
Non-member 220 GBP
Last date for registration is May 15 2015

(+44) 0161 705 4304



May 29, 2015
May 30, 2015
GBP 200 – GBP 220
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Manchester Branch of the BABCP
(+44) 0161 705 4304
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Manchester Conference Centre / Weston Hall of Residence

Sackville St
Manchester, M1 3BB United Kingdom
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