Course Description

Individuals with anxiety disorders, OCD, and trauma share a common bond in that they try to feel as good as possible as quickly as possible. While this may seem to be a wise goal, the truth is it may be the very thing that keeps people anxious and uncomfortable longer than they need to be. This webinar will review how the five big safety seeking behaviors that keep people stuck and feeling uncomfortable longer than necessary (Avoidance, Reassurance Seeking, Distraction, Substance Use, and Compulsions) keep people stuck and feeling uncomfortable longer than necessary. Many clinicians have been taught to use coping skills such as diaphragmatic breathing and muscle relaxation to assist their patients who are anxious and uncomfortable. While these skills may calm a person down in the moment, in the long term they can become a part of a litany of things one must do over and over again to just try to feel good in the moment. This webinar will review how to treat individuals with anxiety, OCD, and trauma without providing them with safety seeking behaviors and teaching them to tolerate uncomfortable experiences such as doubt, uncertainty, panic and fear.
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Section Title
Anxiety, OCD, and Trauma:How Safety Seeking Behaviors Interfere with Treatment
May 19, 2022 to Jul 21, 2022
Schedule and Location
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $89.00
Service charge(s)
  • Technology Fee  
Drop Request Deadline
May 12, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
May 12, 2022
  • Patrick McGrath
Section Notes
This section includes a recording of the webinar conducted on May 6, 2022.  We anticipate having the recording and post-test available on or after May 19.  Upon successful enrollment, please allow 1-2 business days for delivery of the video.  
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