Friday Evening Program: Treating Anxiety Quickly and Effectively, presented by Dan Kalb, PhD

  • Fri, November 21, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA


Friday Evening Program
November 21, 2014
Treating Anxiety Quickly and Effectively
Presented by Dan Kalb, PhD

This presentation will present empirically derived techniques for reducing the symptoms of anxiety. Cognitive, Mindfulness, and Exposure approaches will be addressed. Cognitive techniques focus on getting patients to change the habitual thoughts they have which underlie their anxiety. Mindfulness involves teaching patients how to look at their anxious thoughts rather than from them. Exposure techniques are aimed at having patients face what they fear until they habituate to the anxiety aroused by these triggers. Methods will also be taught to address process and outcome resistance.

The seminar will help attendees:
  • Treat panic disorder with very brief therapy
  • Employ exposure techniques to treat agoraphobia, OCD and simple phobias
  • Use metaphors to enable patients to detach from their "what if" thinking
  • Reduce anxiety-producing shame with the Acceptance Paradox
  • Uncover hidden resistance to progress

Dan Kalb, PhD graduated with top honors from Columbia University. His award-winning dissertation was about Franz Kafka, one of the great worriers of the 20th century. In private practice in Marin County for the past 25 years, he specializes in the treatment of anxiety and OCD. He teaches and supervises therapists in conducting short-term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to curtail these symptoms. Currently, he is managing his worry about whether the refrigerator light really does go off when the door is closed.

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Time: Networking is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 fee for non-Marin CAMFT members.

CEUs: 1.5

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Evening Lecture Series and about joining the Committee, contact Committee Chair, Gary Gross 

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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