Inhibitory Learning in Exposure Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders

Date:  Friday, April 16, 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.

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.

Registration

Please find the registration form here.

Registration forms can be submitted via email as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to: sandraca@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

 


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