By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain psychophysiology of fear, anxiety, and phobias.
-Explain the cognitive therapy technique of counting automatic thoughts.
-Explain three mindfulness and cognitive restructuring techniques for phobias.
-Describe four cognitive methods for reducing phobia.
-Identify three strategies regarding cognitive restructuring in treatment of phobias.
-Explain three cognitive restructuring strategies.
-Discuss the three techniques regarding changes in perception and treating cognitive distortions.
-Discuss five principles of agoraphobia.
-Explain three cognitive interventions for agoraphobia.
-Discuss three DSM criteria for spcial phobias.
-Explain two causes of social phobia.
-Discuss four aspects of phobia treatment.
-Explain two techniques for treating social phobias.
-Explain three techniques of exposure therapy for phobias.
-Explain what percentage of phobias disappear on their own.
-Explain what effect did DCS have on the participants’ treatments.
-Explain what argument do cognitive and behavioral therapists use regarding how social phobia is formed.
-Name two reasons significant others should be encouraged to attend therapy with their socially phobic partner.
-Name the three procedural recommendations made by Rosenstiel and Scott for using imagery techniques with children.
-Explain what role does Beidel say that antidepressants play in working with children with social phobia.
-Explain what is emphasized by the DSM-IV describing the diagnosis as “selective mutism”.
-Explain how does touching the toy spider while a client is in SpiderWorld affect their treatment process.
-Explain how might lightning be simulated to help clients overcome their fear.
-Explain why is treating a needle phobia important.
-Explain what may be implied about VRET from the result in Study 2, no difference was found in driving frequency between the pre- and post-treatment questionnaires.
-Name two behavioral measures for determining if a child has a specific phobia.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."