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Overcoming Social Anxiety: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to Build Self-Confidence and Lessen Self-Consciousness

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    Overcoming Social Anxiety: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to Build Self-Confidence and Lessen Self-Consciousness
    (June 9, 2017)

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    Presented by: Larry Cohen, LICSW 
    Cofounder & Chair, National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC)
    Director, NSAC District of Columbia

    Webinar Description: Introduction to four CBT strategies to help you overcome social anxiety: mindful focus; cognitive restructuring; assertiveness; and experiments.

    About this Webinar:

    Larry Cohen has also provided the following downloadable materials that are referenced in the webinar.

    If you have questions/comments for Larry Cohen that you would like him to address after you have viewed the webinar, please email us. We will post questions and answers here. 

    Recorded Webinars - By Category

    Anxiety and Depression

    Anxiety, Depression, and the LGBTQ Community: Thriving Through the Challenges (May 6, 2015)
    Dr. Debra Hope provides ways to thrive through the challenges of having anxiety and depression in the LGBTQ community.
    Watch the recorded webinar.

    Anxiety: Don't Try Harder, Try Different (August 7, 2013)
    Patrick McGrath, PhD, focuses on seven simple things that you can start to do differently today to help you overcome basic feelings of worry, stress, and anxiety. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Anxiety: Top Ten Reasons Why You Don’t Get Better (September 19, 2014)
    Dr. Sally Winston details the biggest obstacles to your overcoming anxiety disorders. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Asking Your Pharmacist About Medications for Anxiety and Depression (June 8, 2016)
    Melanie VanDyke, PhD, Clark Kebodeaux,PharmD, and Hedva Barenholtz, PharmD, explain how pharmacists can be a resource for people with anxiety and depression. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Building Bridges: Bringing Anxiety Treatments to Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (October 5, 2016)
    Dr. Hammett addresses anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, and children. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Bullying, Anxiety, and Depression (February 24, 2016)
    Clinical psychologist Dr. Eli Lebowitz addresses how to recognize bullying and how it relates to anxiety and depression. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Common Myths About Anxiety Disorders (April 17, 2013)
    Sally Winston, PsyD, discusses some commonly held beliefs about anxiety disorders that are mostly or partially false, including why reducing stress, thinking positive thoughts, gaining insight about its origins, and lots of  reassurance often do not really help much in reducing significant symptoms of anxiety. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Depression: What You Need to Know About Medications (July 1, 2015)
    Dr. Beth Salcedo answers questions about starting, stopping, and switching medications for depression, as well as managing side effects and other concerns.
    Watch the recorded webinar.

    Exercise Against Anxiety and Depression (June 3, 2015)
    Dr. Michael Otto discusses how to start and maintain an exercise program to improve your mood, anxiety, and depression.
    Watch the recorded webinar.

    For My Anxiety or Depression: Should I Use Medication or Therapy? (April 24, 2017)
    Some of the topics covered: What are the roles of medication and therapy? How can my psychiatrist (or primary care doctor) and my therapist work together as a team? How soon can I expect to see results from medication? How soon can I expect to see results from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)? Are there situations where medication and CBT can work great together?
    Watch the recorded webinar.

    Handling OCD (March 12, 2014)
    Dr. Reid Wilson speaks specifically and directly about a counterintuitive, paradoxical self-help strategy to respond to obsessions and compulsions moment-by-moment.

    How to Worry Less (April 12, 2016)
    Dr. David Carbonell helps you discover the "trick" behind chronic worry and illustrates why your efforts to stop worrying often lead to more persistent worry. He shows how to worry less: what to do differently to allow less worry and how to put your time and energy back into living the life you want. Watch the recorded webinar.
    Additional Resource: March 28, 2017 NPR report - Why We Worry with ADAA member Michelle Newman, PhD

    I Am Stressed, Worried, and Have No Confidence: What Can I Do? (March 6, 2013)
    John Walker, PhD, presents approaches to strengthen your ability to manage stress and develop effective strategies will help you to stay healthy and happy. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Listen to Dr. Walker’s podcast “Social Anxiety Disorder — What You Need to Know.”

    Medication for Anxiety: Benefits and Side Effects (February 6, 2013)
    Beth Salcedo, MD, addresses reasons to consider medications for anxiety disorders; types and choices; the indications, risks, side effects, and benefits; lengths of treatment and tapering and discontinuing. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Mind Over Mood (May 4, 2016)
    Dr. Dennis Greenberger provides self-help strategies that can help combat anxiety and depression. Watch the recorded webinar.
    Special ADAA offer: Guilford Press offers a 20 percent discount and free shipping on Mind Over Mood, Second Edition, by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky. Enter the code 2E at checkout

    My Age of Anxiety, Live Interview With Scott Stossel (May 7, 2014)
    Mr. Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, talks about his own anxiety and treatments with Dr. Jenny Yip. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Overcoming Social Anxiety: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to Build Self-Confidence and Lessen Self-Consciousness (June 9, 2017)
    Larry Cohen, LICSW, Cofounder & Chair, National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC)
    Director, NSAC District of Columbia provides an introduction to four CBT strategies to help you overcome social anxiety: mindful focus; cognitive restructuring; assertiveness; and experiments.

    Webinar Description: Introduction to four CBT strategies to help you overcome social anxiety: mindful focus; cognitive restructuring; assertiveness; and experiments.

    About this Webinar:

    Larry Cohen has also provided the following downloadable materials that are referenced in the webinar.

    ¿Por qué siento nervios? (October 21, 2015)
    Hay muchas situaciones que nos pueden hacer sentir nerviosos. Los nervios son una respuesta normal del cuerpo pero pueden también pueden indicar que hay un problema que debe ser atendido por un profesional. En esta charla aprenderás cuándo debes buscar ayuda a causa de los nervios y cuáles son las alternativas para poder mejorar. (La Dra. Karen G. Martínez, psiquiatra de adultos, niños y adolescentes en San Juan, Puerto Rico) Mira el webinar grabado.

    Taking the Terror Out of Terrorism: How CBT Can Relieve Your Anxiety (July 8, 2016)
    Dr. Debra Kissen explains fear and anxiety related to mass shootings and other forms of terrorism, and she describes how cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you. Watch the recorded webinar.

    The Holidays: How Can I Manage the Stress and Have More Fun? (December 11, 2013) Dr. Karen L. Cassiday presentes stress-reducing techniques that are especially useful during the hectic holiday season. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Why Me? Explaining Anxiety in the Brain (January 9, 2013)
    Catherine Pittman, PhD, a clinical psychologist, explains the processes in the brain that influence anxiety and what techniques actually allow us to change our anxious brains. Watch the recorded webinar. 

    Your Anxious Brain on Drugs (January 12, 2016)   
    Dr. Catherine Pittman describes the dangers of long-term use of benzodiazepines, as well as better alternatives to consider. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Your Therapy Choices During Pregnancy and Postpartum (October 22, 2014)
    Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody focuses on new treatment options for anxiety and depression in perinatal women. Watch the recorded webinar. (Note: Due to technical difficulties, the recording is of the final half-hour only.)

    Children, Teens, And Young Adults

    Back-to-School Anxiety in High School and College (August 10, 2016)
    Dr. Anne Marie Albano addresses the treatment needs specific to high school and college students with anxiety disorders and depression. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Getting Ready: How to Help Your Child Overcome School Refusal or School Phobia (August 6, 2014)
    Dr. Anne Marie Albano addresses what you need to know about your child's refusal to go to school and how to find the appropriate effective help. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Helping Kids and Teens Who Have OCD
    (December 7, 2016)
    Dr. Elspeth Bell explores adaptations of traditional CBT techniques specifically focused for working with clients with OCD. Elements addressed include approached for engaging the kids and teens (and their parents) in the treatment process, the use of creative E/RP, and the inclusion of family in the treatment process. Watch the recorded webinar.

    How to Help Your Child Feel Less Anxious, More Capable, and Stronger (November 5, 2014)
    Dr. Lynne Siqueland discusses how to help your child cope with anxiety and get through typical difficult times (school mornings, stomachaches, homework, and bedtime) and how parents can take care of themselves so they can take care of their children. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain: Are Teens Self-Medicating Their Anxiety? What Are the Potential Long-Term Consequences? (January 21, 2015)
    Amir Levine, MD addresses marijuana and its impact on adolescent psychopathology and its use for medicinal purposes. Watch the recorded webinar. 

    My Child Has Mood Swings: How Do I Know if It’s Bipolar Disorder, and What Do I Do?
    Diagnosis and Treatments for Bipolar Children & Adolescents
    (April 1, 2015)
    Amy West, PhD, provides information about diagnosing pediatric bipolar disorder, how to recognize mood symptoms in your children, and an overview of important psychosocial interventions.
    Watch the recorded webinar.

    Our Kids: Anxiety and Depression (May 1, 2013)
    Andrea Umbach, PsyD, discusses diagnostic symptoms of anxiety and depression and how these symptoms might manifest themselves in children. She addresses practical strategies for early intervention to help parents support their children through difficult times. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Problems with Sleep: Treatment Approaches for Kids and Teens - Part 1 (February 14, 2017)
    Dr. Joseph Brand provides an overview of common sleep problems experienced by kids and teens.   He covers insomnia, separation anxiety, circadian rhythm problems, and other issues. If you have questions/comments for the presenter that you would like him to address after you have viewed the webinar, please email us. We will forward them to the presenter and post questions and answers here. Watch the recorded webinar.

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    Problems with Sleep: Treatment Approaches for Kids and Teens - Part 2 (March 9, 2017)
    Dr. Joseph Brand provides an overview of common sleep problems experienced by kids and teens. He covers insomnia, separation anxiety, circadian rhythm problems, and other issues. If you have questions/comments for the presenter that you would like him to address after you have viewed the webinar, please email us. We will forward them to the presenter and post questions and answers here. Watch the recorded webinar.

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    School Accommodations for Kids Suffering From Anxiety (January 8, 2014)
    Dr. Jenny Yip addresses the academic challenges a child with anxiety commonly faces, and the key aspects of obtaining school accommodations for a child can gain sufficient tools in treatment to manage anxiety successfully.

    Sleep Problems and Disorders in Children and Adolescents With Anxiety and Depression (September 11, 2013)
    Dr. Lewin addresses sleep disorders medicine, pediatric sleep disorders, and the role of sleep in normal development. Watch the recorded webinar.

    The Anxiety and Depression Trap in Teenagers (October 9, 2013)
    Dr. Anne Marie Albano discusses anxiety and mood disorders in adolescents and effective treatments. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Tips for Helping Your Child Process The Election & Other Complicated World Events 
    (December 2, 2016)
    Anxiety and parenting expert, Dr. Debra Kissen, provides practical tips on how to find a balance between providing too much and too little information about complex national and global affairs and how to have these discussions in an age appropriate manner. Watch the recorded webinar 

    Treatments for Anxious and Depressed Kids and Teens (April 16, 2014)
    Daniel Pine, MD, who specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, discusses medication and psychosocial treatments for kids and teens who are suffering from anxiety and depression. Watch the recorded webinar.

    What to Do If Your Child Won't Talk: How Kids Can Overcome Selective Mutism (May 18, 2016)
    Sandra Mendlowitz, PhD, CPsych, addresses what to do if your child won't talk, and she gives advice on how kids can overcome selective mutism. Watch the recorded webinar.

    When Kids Resist Treatment (August 10, 2015)
    Dr. Eli Lebowitz addresses how to help kids with anxiety disorders when they don't want your help.
    Watch the recorded webinar. 

    Related Disorders

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Tinnitus Distress (March 21, 2017)
    Dr. Bruce Hubbard provides resources for tinnitus distress which affects about 16 million people in the United States. If you have questions/comments for the presenter that you would like him to address after you have viewed the webinar, please email us. We will forward them to the presenter and post questions and answers here.
    Watch the recorded webinar.

    Coping With Panic Attacks (December 8, 2015)
    Dr. Jenny Yip explains what happens to you during a panic attack and offers tips to help you cope. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Fear of Flying: What It Is and How to Get Over It (November 13, 2013)
    Dr. Martin Seif explaines breathing techniques and other methods to overcome fear and become a member of the flying community. This webinar is unavailable but we invite you to read Dr. Seif's response to "How can I overcome my fear of flying?"

    Getting Help for Complicated Grief (Feb. 18, 2015)
    Katherine Shear, MD, explains complicated grief, how it differs from bereavement, and how you can find treatment and relief. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Mobile Apps for Depression and Anxiety: Finding an App That’ll Work for You (April 1, 2017)
    Dr. Stephen Schueller provides an overview of the burgeoning field of mobile mental health. He discusses how to find, evaluate, and make best use of apps available on public marketplaces. He also reviews the scientific evidence about what apps work and what makes for an effective app for depression and anxiety and discusses the broader roles that apps can play in the treatment process. Watch the webinar here

    Overcoming Insomnia (July 13, 2016)
    Dr. Virginia Runko, a licensed psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist, describes how insomnia is related to anxiety and depressive disorders, and how CBT-I (cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia) is an effective treatment. Watch the recorded webinar.

    PTSD: What I Should Know About Current Treatments (July 10, 2013)
    Terence M. Keane, PhD, discusses the history of trauma treatment, evidence-based treatments, barriers to accessing care, and care that is readily accessible to all. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder (March 18, 2015)
    Kiara Timpano, PhD, addresses hoarding disorder and ways to treat it.
    Watch the recorded webinar. 

    Suicide and Prevention

    Helping Family Members Handle Suicide (September 23, 2015)
    Dr. Kathariya Mokrue provides tips for family and loved ones for managing when a family member has suicidal thoughts, makes a suicide attempt, or dies by suicide. Watch the recorded webinar. 

    How to Help Depressed and Suicidal Teenagers (September 8, 2016)
    Dr. Alec Miller describes treatments that exist for suicidal adolescents in both clinical and school settings. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Talk Saves Lives (January 16, 2017)
    Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman discusses the topic of suicide; risk factors and contributors to suicide, along with information about suicide prevention and how an individual might recognize warning signs and help someone who is thinking about suicide. If you have questions/comments for the presenter that you would like addressed after you have viewed the webinar, please email us. We will forward them to the presenter and post questions and answers here. Watch the recorded webinar. 

    Treatment

    Big Changes in Diagnostic Categories: What Does It Mean for Me? (June 4, 2014)
    Dr. Katharine Phillips addresses what you need to know about the latest changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), with a focus on anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Watch the recorded webinar.

    For My Anxiety or Depression: Should I Use Medication or Therapy? (April 24, 2017)
    Some of the topics covered: What are the roles of medication and therapy? How can my psychiatrist (or primary care doctor) and my therapist work together as a team? How soon can I expect to see results from medication? How soon can I expect to see results from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)? Are there situations where medication and CBT can work great together?
    Watch the recorded webinar.

    Problems with Sleep: Treatment Approaches for Kids and Teens - Part 1 (February 14, 2017)
    Dr. Joseph Brand provides an overview of common sleep problems experienced by kids and teens. He covers insomnia, separation anxiety, circadian rhythm problems, and other issues. If you have questions/comments for the presenter that you would like addressed after you have viewed the webinar, please email us. We will forward them to the presenter and post questions and answers here.
    Watch the recorded webinar.

    Sponsored by: The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders

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    Problems with Sleep: Treatment Approaches for Kids and Teens - Part 2 (March 9, 2017)
    Dr. Joseph Brand provides an overview of common sleep problems experienced by kids and teens. He covers insomnia, separation anxiety, circadian rhythm problems, and other issues.  If you have questions/comments for the presenter that you would like addressed after you have viewed the webinar, please email us. We will forward them to the presenter and post questions and answers here.
    Watch the recorded webinar.

    Sponsored by: The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders

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    Treatment Readiness: How to Help Someone You Love Obtain the Benefits of Treatment (June 5, 2013)
    C. Alec Pollard, PhD, describes how family and friends can help: strategies that work, and strategies that do not work. Watch the recorded webinar.

    Listen to Dr. Pollard's related podcast "Helping the Families of Those Who Refuse Treatment"

    What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and How Is It Used to Treat Anxiety and Depression? (December 12, 2012)
    Dennis Greenberger, PhD, addresses the differences and similarities between symptoms of anxiety and depression, how the disorders are treated with CBT, and what patients can expect in treatment. Watch the recorded webinar.

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