Course Description

CBT for Anxiety and OCD with Three Small Group Question and Answer sessions is a practical, step-by-step webinar as well as a resource for therapists to turn to when working with clients who are struggling.   In an engaging, friendly style we provide clear steps based on the evidence-based principals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  Mounting evidence shows not only the tremendous numbers of people with these treatable mental health conditions but also the reluctance of therapists to use exposure and response prevention (ERP). Therapists are natural helpers and ERP can feel foreign and dangerous.  This webinar includes interviews with expert clinicians from all over the country, demonstration role-plays of treatment strategies, and interviews with clients suffering from anxiety and OCD explaining how the treatment worked for them.   We have trained hundreds of therapists across the United States and helped them become confident and competent in providing CBT.  Our strength is in helping you understand why and how to do this work. Now you can learn these skills at home with our comprehensive webinar and provide treatment that will succeed for your clients. Once you sign up for the class you will receive information about registering for small group Q and A sessions.

Continuing Education Credit: 

Anxiety Training, #1637, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Anxiety Training maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2018 – 10/17/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12 continuing education clock hours.

Anxiety Training is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0640.

Anxiety Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7108. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Anxiety Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Course Fee:

$449 includes 12- hours of content, three 1-hour small group Q and A sessions with Elizabeth or Kimberly, hand-outs, and continuing education credit. To receive CE credit, you must complete the webinar, answer the completion questions correctly, and complete a course evaluation. If you do not answer the questions correctly, review the materials and re-take the test. A CE certificate will be immediately emailed to you once you have completed the requirements. offers a complete, 100% refund if you are not completely satisfied with this course. Contact for refund information or with any other concerns about this course. 

Accommodations:  We are committed to making this course accessible to all.  Contact to request accommodations.  In some cases, documentation is requested for review. 

Course Level: Introductory / Beginner 

Webinar – Recorded – Available self-paced, to view at your convenience

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Educate and socialize anxious clients to the CBT session structure in order to achieve positive clinical outcomes.
  2. Assess for and diagnose each DSM-5® anxiety disorder, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, PANS/PANDAS, and Panic Disorder.
  3. Implement Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) techniques to increase your client’s success.
  4. Utilize strategies that help family members become anxiety “coaches” for the client.
  5. Formulate interventions for challenging automatic negative thoughts in clients who have been diagnosed with anxiety.
  6. Identify when it is clinically appropriate to use extreme exposure interventions with clients.
  7. Demonstrate the use of interoceptive therapy for treating panic in clients.
  8. Explain the purpose of utilizing paradoxical exposures when treating social anxiety.
  9. Apply knowledge about Generalized Anxiety Disorder to learn how to prevent fears about the future from interfering with the quality of life.
  10. Utilize play-based exposure interventions for the treatment of anxiety in children.
  11. Implement Exposure and Response Prevention techniques to reduce symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
  12. Formulate treatment termination and relapse prevention plans with clients. 

What People Are Saying: 

At Light On Anxiety CBT Treatment Center in Chicago, we have chosen's CBT for Anxiety and OCD, a 12- session online training, to onboard our new therapists. We couldn't be happier with the results! Not only does this training save my center money and time but our therapists have been really happy with the training as well. The improvement in my clinician's scores between their pre -and post-test results shows that CBT for Anxiety and OCD provides the essential information necessary for them to quickly and confidently get started treating clients with these disorders using evidence-based treatments. – Debra Kissen, Ph.D., M.H.S.A.

            Director of Light on Anxiety CBT Treatment Center


Anxiety Training offers effective online, continuing education for master's level mental health professionals and for organizations nationwide.

Anxiety Training has a history of strategic partnerships with organizations like PESI, NYCBT, and New York City Public Schools. Their evidence-based classes and courses in Cognitive Behavior Therapy help professionals build confident, successful practices that change lives. 

Cofounders and anxiety experts Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, and Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C bring over 50 years of experience and leadership in anxiety and OCD treatment to Anxiety Training. 

Kimberly Morrow, LCSW

Kimberly Morrow earned the Clinician Outreach Award (2012) and the Member of Distinction Award (2015) from Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA).

She is a graduate of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Institute. She sits on the board for OCD Pennsylvania. She wrote Face It and Feel It: 10 Simple (But Not Easy) Ways to Live Well with Anxiety. She co-authored CBT for Anxiety: A Step-By-Step Training Manual for the Treatment of Fear, Panic, Worry and OCD with Spencer.

Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C

Elizabeth DuPont Spencer is a graduate of Columbia University and is a Clinical Fellow of ADAA. She was also earner the Clinician Outreach Award (2012) and the Clinician of Distinction (2017) from ADAA.

She has co-authored several books, including The Anxiety Cure and The Anxiety Cure for Kids.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! Course Outline

    • Welcome!

    • A message from the instructors

    • A bonus offer!

    • Before we begin ... Please take this pre-test to evaluate your baseline knowledge

  • 2

    Session 1: CBT for Anxiety and OCD

    • Session 1 Part 1

    • Session 1 Part 2

    • Session 1 Part 3

    • Session 1 Part 4

    • Resources Session 1

    • Session Structure

    • Socratic Questions

    • Power Point Part 1

    • Power Point Part 2

    • Power Point Part 3

    • Power Point Part 4

    • Cultural Competence

    • Test your learning - Session 1

  • 3

    Session 2: Assessment and Treatment Planning

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Anxiety Screening

    • Power Point

    • Test your learning - session 2

  • 4

    Session 3: Anxiety and the Brain

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Power Point

    • Brain

    • Quick Medicine Reference Sheet

    • Test your learning - session 3

  • 5

    Session 4: Exposure and Response Prevention

    • Part 1

    • Power Point - ERP

    • Part 2

    • Power Point -- Involving the Family

    • Information vs. Reassurance Seeking

    • Imaginal Script -- Easy, Medium and Hard

    • Coaching

    • Exposure Examples

    • Test your learning - session 4

  • 6

    Session 5: Cognitive Therapy

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Power Point

    • Motivational Letter

    • Cognitive Restructuring

    • Cognitive Distortions

    • Test your learning - session 5

  • 7

    Session 6: Medicine for Anxiety and Addiction and Anxiety

    • Part 1 - Medicine for Anxiety - Adults

    • Power Point Part 1

    • Part 2 - Medicine for kids and adolescents with anxiety and OCD

    • Part 2 Power Point

    • Part 3 - Understanding addiction in the context of anxiety

    • Part 3 Power Point

    • Addiction Resources

    • ASAM Levels of Care (American Society of Addiction Medicine)

    • Medicine Reference Sheet

    • Test your learning - session 6

  • 8

    Session 7: ERP for Phobias and OCD

    • Extreme Exposure: An Important Skill for Every CBT Therapist - Part 1

    • Extreme Exposure: An Important Skill for Every CBT Therapist - Part 2

    • Power Point

    • Test your learning - session 7

  • 9

    Session 8: Panic Disorder

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Part 3

    • Part 4

    • Interoceptive Suggestions

    • Resources

    • Power Point Part 1

    • Power Point Part 2

    • Panic Symptoms

    • Test your learning: Session 8

  • 10

    Session 9: Social Anxiety

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Power Point

    • Exposure Ideas

    • Social Anxiety Resources

    • Test your learning - session 9

  • 11

    Session 10: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    • Living in the present, chasing worry, using worry scripts

    • Power Point

    • Worry / Coping Script

    • GAD Resources

    • Test your learning - session 10

  • 12

    Session 11: Kids with Anxiety and OCD

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Fun ways to play with ERP

    • Tips for Teachers

    • Power Point Part 1

    • Power Point Part 2

    • Power Point Part 3

    • Test your learning - session 11

  • 13

    Session 12: Termination and Relapse Prevention

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Power Point

    • Test your learning - session 12

  • 14

    Next steps

    • Course References

    • Webinar Evaluation rating key: 5 = Strongly agree 4 = Agree 3 = Unsure, no opinion, N/A 2 = Disagree 1 = Strongly disagree

    • One final step! Please re-take the pre-test to demonstrate what you learned

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