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An Introduction to Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders:

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An Introduction to Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: Traditional and Inhibitory Learning Approaches

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Exposure therapy is the gold-standard treatment for anxiety and obsessive compulsive and related disorders. The aim of this workshop is to provide a solid foundation in theory and knowledge for those newer to exposure therapy. This workshop will include a brief history of exposure therapy, including a description of its roots in classical and operant conditioning. Traditional theories of emotional processing and habituation will be contrasted with more modern approaches that include inhibitory learning and Third-Wave treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The basic stages of exposure therapy treatment will be reviewed, including the development of a hierarchy and how to carry out and implement exposure exercises with clients in session and as homework. The presenter will provide case examples and engage in participants in demonstrations. 


AUDIENCE: The audience is aimed at both clinicians who are newer to exposure work or those who would benefit from a deeper understanding of underlying theory.


Registration is online.

Scholarships: We reserve a number of partial scholarships for potential attendees who could not otherwise afford to come. We give particular priority given to those who would add diverse and under represented voices to our field. To submit an application, please click here.


1.5 CE credits for therapists (with the purchase of Professionals with CE Certificate ticket, completion of the Learning Activity Evaluation, and attendance of the entire workshop).


After attending this training, you will be able to:

  1. Recite a basic history of exposure therapy.
  2. Contrast traditional theories with more modern approaches.
  3. Design exposure exercises grounded in theory.



Dr. Brian Pilecki is a clinical psychologist at the Portland Psychotherapy Clinic that specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders (OCD, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder), trauma and PTSD, and matters related to the use of psychedelics.  Brian completed his doctorate at Fordham University in Bronx, NY and completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Weill-Cornell Medical center at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and practices from an orientation based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Brian also has extensive experience in the areas of mindfulness and meditation, and incorporates them into his therapy with clients.  He is an active researcher and has published on topics such as anxiety disorders, mindfulness, and the relationship between theory and practice in psychotherapy.  Brian has also held numerous leadership positions, including his current service as a committee chairperson for the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science.  At Portland Psychotherapy, Brian is also involved in research in his specialty areas. 

Refund/cancellation policy:

We charge a $15 administration fee for cancellations made by participants more than two weeks before the training event. For cancellations within two weeks of the training event, we will refund 50% of the tuition. Alternately, participants may elect to apply 100% of their tuition to a future training event. No refunds will be given after training events.

Special Accommodations:

Please contact us if you need accommodations to enable you to fully participate in the workshop. We will work with you and do our best to find a way to ensure your participation.

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