Brief Behavioral Skills: CBT for Anxiety (CBT-A)

In this Brief Behavioral Skills module Drs. Kari Stevens, Patrick Raue give an overview of Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety. Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses we are aware of. Treatments for anxiety have been well-studied and proven effective over many years. These treatments also work well with complex patients in primary healthcare. But, anxiety treatment can mean that patients have to be exposed to difficult situations. This module will guide clinicians on how to treat anxiety in primary care. This module has the following learning objectives:

Learn the CBT model for anxiety symptoms

Discuss how to pitch patients the “treatment pitch” and the differences between exposure and anxiety management strategies

Learn how to create and manage an exposure hierarchy for patients

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Describe anxiety management strategies that combine cognitive and physical approaches
Kari Stephens, PhD
A Clinical Psychologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine. An Associate Professor of Family Medicine. Adjunct Associate professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences. Adjunct Associate professor of Biomedical Informatics.

Patrick Raue, PhD
UWMC-Roosevelt Clinical Psychologist, Associate Director for University of Washington Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions; Director of National Network of Problem Solving Treatment Clinicians, Trainers, and Researchers; and a UW Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, and Population Health.


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