Inhibitory Learning in Exposure Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders

Date:  Thursday, July 15, 2021

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Time:  12:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Cost:  $250.00 per person

Location:  Zoom (you will be sent an invitation with instructions prior to the workshop)

Workshop Description: Inhibitory learning offers an alternative approach for understanding the process of recovery from anxiety-related disorders. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of critical points about inhibitory learning theory as it relates to the practice of exposure therapy for anxiety-related disorders. We will present strategies for conducting exposure therapy in a manner that is guided by principals of inhibitory learning. Using case examples from a variety of anxiety-related disorders, we will offer suggestions to enhance patients’ ability to learn about safety versus threat in real-world clinical practice. We will demonstrate how return of fear is a common obstacle to the long-term success of exposure therapy and discuss evidence-based strategies to mitigate return of fear. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear about the latest research on this topic area, and how that research can be optimally translated into clinical practice.

CE Learning Objectives

1.   Outline the rationale for inhibitory learning in exposure therapy

2.   Discuss when and how to modify exposures to promote inhibitory learning

3.   Detail strategies for promoting the retention of long-term learning in exposure therapy

About the Presenter

Dr. Lily Brown, director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, will lead this webinar. Dr. Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist who received a dual degree in clinical psychology and learning and behavior psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published theoretical papers, experimental laboratory studies, and clinically applied research on inhibitory learning theory.  As an exposure therapist, Dr. Brown incorporates inhibitory learning principals into her clinical practice. She will share tips and tricks to maximize success with this approach in order to enhance the success of exposure therapy.

Target Audience

This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate and formal training in inhibitory learning is not required of attendees.

Continuing Education

THE PHILADELPHIA BEHAVIOR THERAPY ASSOCIATION (PBTA) IS APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION TO SPONSOR CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS.  PBTA MAINTAINS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM AND ITS CONTENT.  THIS PRESENTATION PROVIDES THREE (3) HOURS OF CE CREDITS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS.

PBTA IS ALSO AN AUTHORIZED PROVIDER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS LICENSED IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA - THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES THREE (3) HOURS OF CE CREDITS. 

In order to receive continuing education credits, participants must:

  • attend each hour of the workshop (no late arrivals or early departures)
  • complete a course evaluation

If both of these requirements are met, you will receive a continuing education certificate after the conclusion of the workshop.

Instructions for Submitting Application

Applications can only be submitted via email at this time as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to:

Dr. Sandy Capaldi (sandraca@pennmedicine.upenn.edu)

Applications are due July 8, 2021 and must be completed in full. 

Applicants will be notified of acceptance within one week of receipt of their application. Please do not make travel or other arrangements until your application is accepted.

Application Acceptance

You will receive a confirmation via email if your application is accepted. Note that we can only reserve your space when you provide payment information.

Payment Information

  • Workshop fees are non-refundable after the application due date. Please note that payments will not be processed until after the application due date.
  • We can only accept credit card payments at this time (Discover, MasterCard, and Visa). Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express.

Webinar workshop requirements:

  • You must have utilities, internet service, phone service, and an appropriately private location at your home or office in order to ensure HIPAA compliance.
    • The private location should be free of noise and distractions. (If you are the parent of young children, appropriate child care arrangements must be in place.)
  • You must agree to attend each hour of the video conference and agree to use video of yourself during the video conference in order to track attendance.
  • You must agree not to copy or distribute workshop materials provided to you in the course of the workshop.
  • You agree to no audio or video-recording of the workshop in any form.

You will be asked to affirm the previous conditions and your agreement to them prior to the commencement of the workshop.

 

 


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