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Addressing Agoraphobia and Contamination Fears: Evidence-Based Practice Approaches

All Brown School professional development workshops will be hosted online through Spring 2022.
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Beth Brawley, MA, LPC
OCD and Anxiety Disorder Specialist, Life Without Anxiety, LLC

Preferred registration deadline: November 26th

This workshop will be conducted in a virtual Zoom meeting format.

3 CEUs

After months of limiting our exposure to others, many people are experiencing remaining fears around leaving home, returning to daily activities, or possible contamination/contagion risk of contact with other people. How do we help our clients heal from their pandemic experience and transition back to vibrant lives?
This workshop will familiarize participants with exposure and response prevention (ERP) techniques specifically geared towards confronting and tolerating fear-based stimuli. Participants will learn to develop exposures specifically tailored to each client’s individual needs and then practice explaining the rationale for the activities to clients. We will conclude with a discussion of ERP-based relapse prevention skills to continue progress and maintain gains as the pandemic becomes a more distant event.

General Admission: $60**
Class size is limited to 45.

**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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