This presentation will present empirically derived techniques for reducing the symptoms of anxiety. Cognitive, Mindfulness, and Exposure approaches will be addressed. Cognitive techniques focus on getting patients to change the habitual thoughts they have which underlie their anxiety. Mindfulness involves teaching patients how to look at their anxious thoughts rather than from them. Exposure techniques are aimed at having patients face what they fear until they habituate to the anxiety aroused by these triggers. Methods will also be taught to address process and outcome resistance.
Dan Kalb, PhD graduated with top honors from Columbia University. His award-winning dissertation was about Franz Kafka, one of the great worriers of the 20th century. In private practice in Marin County for the past 25 years, he specializes in the treatment of anxiety and OCD. He teaches and supervises therapists in conducting short-term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to curtail these symptoms. Currently, he is managing his worry about whether the refrigerator light really does go off when the door is closed.
Marin County Chapter of CAMFT
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Marin CAMFT is approved by California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as a Continuing Education Provider (CEP#56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs