Exposure Therapies for Anxiety Disorders

CLI ET705 - Exposure Therapies for Anxiety Disorders

Credits: 3

This course addresses the theory and practice of exposure based therapeutic interventions for the anxiety disorders.  Previous introductory/survey coursework in Learning Theory, CBT, and Neurophysiology, and Cognitive Neuroscience is extended and focused on the treatment of Panic Disorder, OCD, PTSD, and Phobia. This theoretical refinement includes instruction in application of Inhibitory Learning, Rescorla-Wagner Model, Neurophysiology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Autonomic Nervous System Sympathetic Arousal, and Avoidance Conditioning models of anxiety acquisition and regulation. Empirically validated treatment manuals will be use to guide instruction in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for conditioned emotional responses, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for responses to traumatic stimuli. Prerequisites : BX701 or BX702. This prerequisite may be waived if the student provides documentation of prior coursework or training in CBT, or prior clinical experience in the use of Exposure and Response Prevention. Please submit your waiver request directly to the course instructor  brian_ott@williamjames.edu.