Social Anxiety: An Integrative-Expressive CBT Approach for Cultivation of Social Efficacy & Self-Confidence
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
9:00am - 12:00pm ET
Presenter: Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT
NASW-NYS Members: $30
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $60
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE
This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists
Social Anxiety is a significantly limiting anxiety disorder that impacts social functioning and social growth over the lifespan. For people with social anxiety disorder, daily social interactions trigger anxiety, fear, and self-consciousness. Like most anxiety disorders, persons with social anxiety disorder may be trapped in a cycle of anxiety and avoidance.
Most progress over one’s life requires skillful social engagement – interviewing, networking, dating, or attending college. This unique course will offer an integrative – expressive approach to working through social fears through CBT Exposure therapy integrated with expressive techniques to help cultivate an authentic social style to engage with the world in a way that honors temperament and personal needs for solitude.
*Please Note: Since this session is about social connection & social engagement with expressive exercises, attendees are requested to be on-camera for maximum benefit.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe Social Anxiety Disorder within a cognitive behavioral framework.
- Explain individualized exposure hierarchies for clients specific to needs, temperament, and cultural/social context.
- Describe ways to apply cognitive, somatic, and expressive techniques in helping clients cultivate authentic social styles.
This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.
NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).
Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT,
Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT is a N.Y. Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of direct clinical treatment experience. Reji is a clinical instructor of continuing education courses; she specializes in teaching evidence-based treatment approaches – DBT, CBT, ACT, CFT, Positive Psychology, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness. Reji is a frequent instructor at NYU - SSW, and NASW. They have also taught at Hunter College and Brooklyn OHEL Institute for Training. Reji is an Integrative cognitive behavioral therapist. She incorporates many strategies within a skill-oriented therapeutic approach. Reji is both Neuroscience and Trauma-Informed. Reji also has a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Supervision sessions will include training & teaching on a wide variety of current evidence-based strategies. She offers affordable supervision & mental health training for individuals, educational, and clinical settings. I am also an ARTS advocate. Reji arts advocacy work includes freelance health journalism and graphic design artistry. Reji is currently completing certification to be a REAT (Registered Expressive Arts Therapist) Please see Reji's website for her visual arts project on “Positivity, Hope & The Art of Pause.” (Website: https://www.rejimathewphd-writer.com/).
|NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC)||$60.00|
|NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member||$0.00|
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