By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain to what does a phobia refer.
-Explain which cognitive therapy technique can be a productive way to begin approaching treatment goals with phobic clients.
-Name three techniques for developing self awareness.
-Name four methods for directing clients.
-Name two techniques for separating fact from fiction.
-Name three techniques for generating alternative interpretations with the phobic client.
-Explain what is a method for combining both decatastrophizing and coping plans.
-Name the five principles of agoraphobia.
-Name three interventions for agoraphobia.
-Name three aspects of social phobias.
-Name two possible causes of social phobias.
-Name four aspects of public speaking phobias.
-Name two techniques which can be used to treat social phobias.
-Name three techniques for client exposure.
-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."