Anxiety Disorders Treatment: Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) Case Examples - 5 CEUs

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When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
  • CEs Included: 5 Core Continuing Education Clock Hours (For Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists - please see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar ("Synchronous") on Zoom
  • Investment: $115 before Friday, March 12 by 5:00pm, $130 after
  • Presented by: Patrick McGrath, Ph.D. (see bio below)

Educational Objectives:

  • Explain why teaching people to relax or distract are simply neutralizing techniques and not actual treatment for an anxiety disorder.
  • Demonstrate how to apply Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) models of treatment for Anxiety Disorders through real case examples.
  • Describe Interoceptive Exposure and Response Prevention for Panic Disorder
  • Compare & contrast ERP strategies for Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias.
  • Develop an introductory spiel that will actually entice clients to face their fears and make them excited to do so.

Workshop Description:

So, You’re Anxious About Treating Anxiety?

Treating Anxiety Disorders can be tricky. There are a lot of people that claim to do it and there are not a lot of people that do it well. Turns out, there are a lot of therapies out there that try to reduce anxiety, and those therapies see great results in session, but not much else after the session is over. What if there was a way to treat Anxiety Disorders that taught people how to handle anxiety – not try to make it go away? Think about it – we have a Fight, Flight, or Freeze system. We were born with the ability to feel anxious. Anxiety is not bad or wrong, but sometimes It can spin out of control. What if the best way to feel better was to learn how to not be so overwhelmed by feeling anxious?

Intrigued? Come to this presentation and learn how to combine the B of CBT (via Exposure and Response Prevention therapy) with the C of CBT. Move away from talking and get into actually doing things that help people learn to deal with their anxiety better than they ever have. From Interoceptive ERP for Panic Disorder to Mistake Practice for Social Anxiety Disorder to Milk Chugs on YouTube for Emetaphobia, this talk will have you spewing out all sorts of awesome tips for your patients by the time it is done. And, there will be a healthy dose of fun and humor to boot – no sleepy talks here!!!

Presented by: Patrick McGrath Ph.D.

Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri. Dr. McGrath specializes in the treatment for Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. To treat these disorders, he utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention.

Dr. McGrath has given over 800 presentations on the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD at schools, hospitals, private practices and universities, as well as local, national, and international conferences. He has trained therapists national and internationally for PESI and the TATRA training corporations.

Dr. McGrath has supervised over 50 students in his career through practicum, internship, and postdoctoral fellowships. He is the author or co-author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles, and has also authored a book on OCD (The OCD Answer Book) and a stress management manual (Don’t Try Harder, Try Different).

Dr. McGrath currently serves as the Head of Clinical Services for NOCD, leading their teletherapy services across the United States to help people with OCD. He is also a Lead Psychologist at AMITA Health, where he opened Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospital, and Residential Treatment Programs for Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD. He is also the President of Anxiety Centers of Illinois, a private practice group, and a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Boards of the International OCD Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the President of OCD Midwest.


  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Morning Session
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 - 12:00 Morning Session (Cont.)
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Afternoon Session
  • 2:00 - 2:15 Break
  • 2:15 - 3:30 Afternoon Session (Cont.)
  • 3:30 - Continuing Education Certificates Available

5 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • For Georgia Psychologists, all online webinars (both live and on-demand) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may complete all 40 CEUs this year while you have options.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
  • Counselors: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours through LPCA of GA, approval #2021-02-12-329LW. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours through GSCSW, approval #021421. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours through GAMFT, approval #022-2021. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • *Licensed in another state as a counselor, social worker, or marriage & family therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA, so this workshop should satisfy your "Related Hours" option (meaning a course Nationally Approved in the related field of Psychology), but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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