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Lights, Camera, Action: CBT for Anxiety (Toronto 2018)

October 29, 2018 October 30, 2018 EDT

lights, camera, action. cbt for anxiety

2018 TORONTO, CANADA –  two day / 11 hour workshop

A new “Show Me” workshop presented this fall by Christine Padesky

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LIGHTS: When you shine a light on your therapy with anxious clients, what do you see? Are the two of you leaning forward as participants in a thriller? Or is your client detailing a documentary of anxious moments while you flip through a mental script and try to figure out what your lines are supposed to be? This all new workshop teaches you how to light up your therapy for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder and social anxiety so you and your client are collaboratively engaged in viewing the central components of anxiety throughout therapy sessions.

CAMERA: An important factor in successful anxiety treatment is a clear conceptualization. Is your therapy focused on a coherent understanding of what triggers and maintains anxiety or is there a shadowy darkness obscuring it? Just as a camera guides the viewer to focus on the most important elements of a film, a coherent and individualized case conceptualization helps you and your client focus on the most important triggers and maintenance factors for anxiety. Learn how to collaboratively develop models for clearly understanding client experiences in GAD, panic disorder and social anxiety. See how a good case conceptualization helps guide intervention choices so that each session helps move the client closer to a successful therapy outcome.

ACTION: CBT for anxiety relies on action-packed methods for its success. Learn how behavioral experiments, imagery, interactive writing, and role plays can speed the pace of treatment progress. These methods lead to higher impact client learning than simply talking about anxiety and how to manage it. Over the course of the workshop participants will observe, experience, practice, and analyze principles for employing action‍‍‍ methods throughout CBT for anxiety. This all new workshop builds on last year’s Action-Packed CBT: More Walk, Less Talk workshop. Attendance at this previous workshop is not required to fully benefit from this one.

DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY: This new Show Me! Workshop is produced and directed by Christine A. Padesky, PhD, renowned for her clinical creativity. Observe her demonstrations of action-packed therapy methods as applied within anxiety treatment protocols for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety. Just as directors sometimes overlay their own commentary onto a film, Padesky provides commentary throughout the workshop to highlight therapy decision points and her rationale for the choices she makes. Participants are invited to practice and model these methods in role plays with time for questions and feedback.

Padesky provides commentary throughout the workshop to highlight therapy decision points and her rationale for the choices she makes.

This workshop is intended for mental health professionals, and students receiving clinical training in the mental health professions. It is not open to the general public.

Cognitive Workshops:

ARCHIVAL NOTE: After 24 years of sponsoring workshops, Cognitive Workshops retired their business in January 2019 and closed down their website Cognitive Workshops sponsored 67 of Christine Padesky workshops from September 1995 through November 2018 in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. 

Christine A. Padesky, PhD


October 29 – 30, 2018- begins at 9:30 am
Ending times vary
Oct 29 ends at 4:45 pm
Oct 30 ends at 4:30 pm

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court
Toronto M3C 1Z5

COST (All prices include HST/GST, refreshments, lunch and extensive handouts)
Early bird (until September 30): 419 CDN
Regular Rate (after September 30): 449 CDN
Student Rate: 329 CDN
Workshop Aid: 349 CDN

Brian Toller, CognitiveWorkshops
613-236-9051 or 877-721-4034


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October 29, 2018
October 30, 2018
CAD 329 – CAD 449
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