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The Essentials of CBT for Anxiety Disorders (August 2024)

Event Date(s): Aug 5, 2024 - 12:00am to Sep 16, 2024 - 12:23pmAvailable Credits: 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 10.00 Nursing Contact Hours 10.00 Social Workers 10.00 Participation 10.00 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

Registration Deadline: August 19, 2024

This four-part course focuses on CBT for anxiety disorders. The course begins with an overview and introduction to three “patients” who are then followed in three additional sections. Each patient highlights a core component of CBT. The first section focuses on cognitive skills, exemplified through a patient struggling with social anxiety disorder. The second section focuses on behavioral interventions such as behavioral and interoceptive exposure for a patient with panic disorder. Finally, joining these skills together, the last section focuses on mindfulness in CBT for generalized anxiety. Throughout each section expert clinicians will demonstrate, via role-plays, the application of these skills through the three “patients”.

Course materials are available beginning on August 5, 2024, and all online course work must be completed by September 16, 2024. New course assignments are released each week, and you can finish the preceding week’s materials at any time to unlock the next week’s materials.


Registration Deadline: August 19, 2024

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Q&A Schedule

Week Start Date

Date of Q&A

Time of Q&A

      Faculty Name

Week 1: 8/5/2024


Jonah Cohen, PhD

Week 2: 8/12/2024


Amanda Baker, PhD

Week 3: 8/19/2024


Jonah Cohen, PhD

Week 4: 8/26/2024


Amanda Baker, PhD

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after August 19, 2024.

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Course Summary

Available Credits:10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 10.00 Nursing Contact Hours 10.00 Social Workers 10.00 Participation 10.00 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Essentials, Anxiety
Course Format:Online CBT Course
Target Audience:

This program is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, social workers, and nurses.

Event Starts: Aug 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Event Ends: Sep 16, 2024 - 12:23pm
Cost: $445.00

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Attendees will be able to describe strategies to identify, label, challenge, and reframe automatic thoughts common in anxiety disorders.  Learn how to help patients decrease unwanted emotions.  The course will use vignettes to demonstrate techniques.
  • Attendees will be able to demonstrate cognitive restructuring skills to facilitate behavioral exposures.
  • Attendees will be able to identify common barriers to practicing cognitive restructuring, and strategies to successfully overcome those barriers.
  • Attendees will identify behavioral techniques to reduce anxiety such as behavioral activation and behavioral change.
  • Attendees will design exposures exercises targeting their patients fears.
  • Attendees will identify avoidance strategies (i.e., safety aids).
  • Attendees will be able to plan formal and informal mindfulness exercises to be used with patients to increase their awareness of internal experiences.
  • Attendees will identify when non-acceptance of internal experiences is interfering with treatment progress and teach patients cognitive and behavioral strategies to increase their acceptance of internal experiences.
  •  Attendees will apply techniques for addressing metacognition in generalized anxiety disorder.

We have a dedicated staff member who is available by phone 5 days per week between 8 am and 5 pm by calling 866-644-7792 or email at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu. All inquiries will be dealt with in a timely  (within one business day) and professional manner. Requests for credits or refunds will be reviewed by the Director of the Division of Professional and Public Education, Massachusetts General Hospital. Please refer to our cancellation policy for additional information.”