Institute of Mental Research
Institute of Mental Research

CBT for Anxiety Workshop

Tue, August 9, 2016


Led by Amy Wenzel, Ph.D., this two-day workshop focuses on fundamental cognitive behavior theory and treatment for anxiety disorders. Participants will learn how to conceptualize anxious patients, plan treatment based on the individualized conceptualization, engage the anxious patient in the therapeutic relationship, decrease physiological symptoms of anxiety and increase functional behavior. They will learn how to use evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to help patients identify and respond adaptively to key anxious thoughts and beliefs, restructure maladaptive cognitions and catastrophic misinterpretations, develop exposure hierarchies, build symptom tolerance, eliminate safety behaviors, increase tolerance for uncertainty, and reduce obsessions, compulsions, and avoidance.

Workshop Details:

Workshop Duration:
2 Days, Thurs – Fri: 8:15am – 4:00pm

Workshop Location:
University of Texas at Austin 

Amy Wenzel, PhD


Workshop Curriculum:

Day 1: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety

  • Introduction and overview of CBT for anxiety
  • The cognitive model of anxiety
  • Conceptualizing individual clients
  • Core strategies in CBT for anxiety: self monitoring
  • Core strategies in CBT for anxiety: cognitive restructuring
  • Core strategies in CBT for anxiety: exposure

Day 2: CBT for Anxiety

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy of social phobia
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy of panic disorder
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Continuing Education

12 credits

Trainees receive a letter verifying participation in this program.

To request accommodations for disabilities or to address grievances, please contact Allie Jessar at 610-664-3020 ext 235 or email

Travel Information:

For hotel and travel assistance, contact our travel team online or via phone at (919) 336-4126 x3.

Workshop Locations 

October 6th
CLA 1.302B is at 305 E 23rd St. Austin, TX 78712

October 7th
UTC 3.112 is at 2110 Speedway, Austin, TX 78705


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