Broken Promises: Innovative Strategies for Treatment-Resistant Anxiety

Workshop Duration
1 day/6 hours
Workshop Level
intended for mental health professionals with intermediate to advanced CBT skills in treatment of anxiety

CBT practitioners can expect that approximately two-thirds of their anxious clients will experience clinically significant symptom improvement with treatment but only 25% - 40% will achieve symptom-free status.  This means that a significant number of anxious treatment-seekers (25%-33%) show a poor treatment response.  This workshop addresses the pervasive problem of tepid or failed treatment response in the anxiety disorders.  It begins with an analysis of treatment failure, the nature of treatment-resistant anxiety, and the limitations of standard CBT.  The remainder of the workshop focuses on innovations in theory, assessment, case conceptualization, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral experiments that target specific features of treatment resistant anxiety.