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Evidence Based Treatment of Anxiety and Related Disorders

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This workshop provides training in evidence-based strategies for treating a range of anxiety and related disorders.  Dr. Antony will emphasize the importance of case formulation and core treatment principles that cut across anxiety-based problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, health anxiety, and related problems.
You will learn about the diagnostic features of anxiety and related disorders (based on the most recent DSM-5 criteria), effective cognitive-behavioral methods (e.g., cognitive strategies, exposure-based techniques, relaxation-based treatments), and emerging psychological treatments (e.g., mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies).  Medication treatments will also be reviewed, with an emphasis on how they can be combined with psychological treatments.  Strategies for dealing with treatment resistance will be discussed, as will strategies for dealing with complex cases and comorbidity.  Although the focus will be mostly on adults, Dr. Antony will also discuss how to adapt strategies for use with children. Techniques will be illustrated using video recorded therapy vignettes and participants will receive a detailed handout.

Dr. Martin M. Antony is professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University, clinical lead for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program, and president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Previously, he was founding director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.  He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and previously served as president of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has published over 30 books and over 250 scientific articles and chapters in areas related to cognitive behavior therapy and anxiety-related disorders. He has given more than 425 presentations to audiences across four continents, and has been interviewed, featured, or quoted more than 450 times in various print, radio, television, and online media outlets, including CBC, CNN, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, New York Times, Washington Post, Scientific American Mind, and many others.

Day 1, Morning
  • The Anxiety Spectrum in DSM-5
  • Causes of Anxiety and Related Disorders
  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Treatments for Anxiety
  • Pharmacological Treatments/Combining CBT with Medications
  • Complementary and Alternative Treatments
Day 1, Afternoon
  • Introduction to CBT for Anxiety-Based Problems
  • Cognitive Strategies
  • Exposure-Based Treatments
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Approaches
Day 2, Morning
  • Managing Treatment Challenges and Enhancing Motivation
  • Case Formulation and Treatment Planning
  • Anxiety and the Family
  • Managing Realistic Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
  • Social anxiety disorder
Day 2, Afternoon
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Health Anxiety
  • Transdiagnostic Approaches
You will learn about…
  • Diagnostic features of anxiety and related disorders in DSM-5
  • Effective cognitive approaches for managing anxiety and related disorders
  • Exposure-based techniques
  • Mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments for anxiety
  • Strategies for enhancing engagement and motivation
  • How to adapt treatment for particular anxiety presentations
April 23:
Registration - 8:15am - 8:45pm
8:45am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
April 24:
8:45am - 12:00 pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Workshop Fee: $375 + GST
Early Bird on or before February 28th: $325 + GST
Includes Lunch and Refreshments

For more information about the workshop, please contact
Please note, workshop materials will be emailed prior to the training, please ensure we have a valid email on file.
Sponsored by: Bridging Connections Counselling & Mediation and
Medicine Hat College Faculty of Social Work, Division of Science & Health

Class Details

2 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :

Location : Medicine Hat Campus Location : 
  Medicine Hat Campus.

Instructor : Dr. Martin Antony 



Please read:  Workshop materials will be emailed prior to the training, please ensure we have a valid email on file.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/23/2020 Thu 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat Campus  Map Dr. Martin Antony 
4/24/2020 Fri 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat Campus  Map Dr. Martin Antony 

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Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm MST

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