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Exposure Therapy for PTSD & Anxiety

Eligible CEU Credits
CACCF: 1 credits
MDPAC: 1 credits
CCPA: 1 credits
CVRP: 1 credits
HRPA: 0 credits
CPHR BC & Yukon: 0 credits
CPHR Alberta: 0 credits
CPHR Manitoba: 0 credits
CPHR Nova Scotia: 0 credits

With Shawn Carter, M.ADS., BCBA

Executive Director, Gateway Recovery Centre

Exposure therapy is a psychological treatment that was developed to help people confront their fears. When people are fearful of something, they tend to avoid the feared objects, activities or situations. Although this avoidance might help reduce feelings of fear in the short term, over the long term it can make the fear become even worse. In such situations, a psychologist might recommend a program of exposure therapy in order to help break the pattern of avoidance and fear. In this form of therapy, psychologists create a safe environment in which to “expose” individuals to the things they fear and avoid. The exposure to the feared objects, activities or situations in a safe environment helps reduce fear and decrease avoidance. Join Shawn Carter, Executive Director at Gateway Recovery Centre, on Thursday, November 3 between 12-1pm EST as he further explains exposure therapy as a treatment option for PTSD and anxiety.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn about what exposure therapy is and why it can be used to support the treatment of those struggling with PTSD and/or Anxiety
  • Understand how exposure therapy is incorporated into treatment at Gateway Recovery Centre
  • Review and discuss case examples of in-vivo exposure therapy in treating avoidance of feared stimuli

Date: November 3, 2022 – 12pm ET, 9am PT

Duration: 1-hour (45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A)

Cost: COMPLIMENTARY

This webinar provides 1.0 CEU credits recognized by the CACCF, CCPA, MDPAC, and CVRP.

The content presented in this webinar was accurate at time of broadcast.