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Cognitive Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder in Adults and Adolescents

Presented by Professor David M Clark and Dr Emma Warnock-Parkes

About the event

This event is taking place face-to-face only and will not be recorded.

 - The Daffodil Hotel and Spa, By The Lake, Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9PR. Venue Website

Lunch and refreshments are included.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 14 hours CPD - 10hrs theory & 4hrs skills.

Registration closes - Midday Tuesday 21st March.

This two-day in-depth workshop presents the Clark & Wells model and illustrates the key treatment procedures that have been developed from the model. These include: the self-focused attention and safety behaviours experiential exercise, video-feedback, externally-focused attention training, behavioural experiments, and procedures (discrimination training and memory re-scripting) for addressing early traumatic experiences that influence patients’ current behaviour in social situations. All the treatment procedures are vividly illustrated with case material and videos clips. Guidance on the use of the most appropriate measures for identifying therapy targets and monitoring progress is also provided.

Meeting strangers is a common difficulty for people with social anxiety. As one’s therapist is initially a stranger, this adds an extra layer of complexity to treatment. Ways of finessing this issue are illustrated.

Finally, the workshop explains why some procedures that are common in other CBT programs (e.g. thought-records, positive self-talk in a phobic situation, exposure hierarchies) are NOT used in Clark & Wells’ cognitive therapy program. As social anxiety disorder usually starts in adolescence, the workshop discusses how to use the treatment in adolescents as well as adults
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About the presenter(s)

David Clark was an undergraduate at Lincoln College from 1974 – 77, where he studied Chemistry before switching to Experimental Psychology. He subsequently trained as a clinical psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry (Kings College London) and completed his DPhil at Wolfson College in 1983. His first academic appointment was as a university lecturer and then Professor in the Oxford Department of Psychiatry. From 2000 – 2011 he held the Chair of Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.

He is currently the Chair of Experimental Psychology in Oxford and NHS England’s National Clinical and Informatics Advisor for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. Honours include - Fellowships of British Academy, Academy of Medical Sciences, and Academy of Social Sciences; Lifetime Achievement Awards from British Psychological Society, American Psychological Association, Society for Science in Clinical Psychology, and British Association of Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapies; and CBE for services to mental health.

Dr Emma Warnock-Parkes is a Clinical Psychologist based at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (University of Oxford) and King’s College London. She specialises in the research, development and dissemination of evidence based psychological therapies and innovative digital treatments, whose research group has an international reputation for developing new and effective psychological treatments for anxiety disorders.

Their current research is focused on improving the efficacy and accessibility of talking therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia). As part of this work, they are developing internet delivered cognitive therapy treatments and testing these in randomized controlled clinical trials. Emma is also carrying out research into the role of self-criticism in social anxiety disorder and the impact of social anxiety on technologically mediated communication, including the social networking site, Facebook.


Face-to-Face Event
30 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
North East & Cumbria
160.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
200.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member
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