Best Practices in CBT for Anxiety-Related Problems and Depression

This webinar led by Martin M. Antony, PhD was originally broadcast live on Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

This is a 12-hour On-Demand Webinar. Access information, handouts/resources, and CE credits information will be available immediately after successful registration. All registrants receive unlimited access to the recording for 365 days.

This webinar will provide practical, step-by-step, cognitive and behavioural approaches for understanding and treating depression and anxiety-related conditions. This includes anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias), obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and illness anxiety. Both disorder-specific and transdiagnostic approaches will be covered.

Strategies to be discussed include cognitive strategies (e.g., Socratic questioning, behavioural experiments, imagery-based approaches), behavioural strategies (e.g., exposure therapy, behavioural activation, problem solving, relaxation training, social skills training), acceptance-based behavioural treatment (e.g., mindfulness), strategies for resolving ambivalence (e.g., motivational interviewing), and case formulation.

Attendees will learn about well-established strategies as well as emerging treatments. Approaches for adapting treatments across cultures, across the lifespan, and for virtual delivery will also be highlighted.

Attendees will receive a detailed handout and comprehensive list of recommended readings.

  • Describe cognitive and behavioural factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety, depression, and related disorders.
  • Describe a range of cognitive strategies for treating anxiety, depression, and related problems.
  • Describe how exposure therapy can be used to treat a range of anxiety-based disorders.
  • Describe several behavioural strategies for treatment anxiety, depression, and related problems, including behavioural activation, problem solving, relaxation-based strategies, and social skills training.
  • Describe the use of mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches for treating anxiety, depression, and related problems.
  • Describe strategies for dealing with resistance during CBT.
  • Describe how case formulation can be used to plan CBT interventions.
  • Describe the use of transdiagnostic treatments for anxiety-related disorders and depression.

Dr. Martin M. Antony is Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University and provincial clinical and training lead for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program. Previously, he was founding director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Dr. Antony is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a past president of both the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. He has published 33 books and over 300 scientific articles and chapters in areas related to cognitive behaviour therapy and anxiety-related disorders. He has also given more than 425 presentations to audiences across four continents and has been interviewed, featured, or quoted more than 450 times in various print, radio, television, and online media outlets. This includes BBC News, CBC, Chatelaine Magazine, CNN, CTV, the Globe and Mail, National Post, New York Times, O (Oprah) Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Scientific American Mind, Toronto Star, USA Today, Washington Post, and many others.

Day 1

Time Topics Covered
10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Introduction to anxiety-related disorders and depression
  • Etiology of anxiety-related disorders and depression
  • Introduction to cognitive and behavioural treatments
11:30 am – 11:45 am Break
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • Cognitive strategies
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Exposure-based strategies
  • Problem solving
  • Behavioural activation
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm


3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies
  • Relaxation-based strategies
  • Social skills training

Day 2

Time Topics Covered
10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia
  • Treatment of social anxiety disorder
  • Treatment of generalized anxiety disorder
11:30 am – 11:45 am Break
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • Treatment of posttraumatic stress
  • Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Treatment of health anxiety
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Treatment of depression
  • Motivational interviewing
  • CBT case formulation
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm


3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders

This training offers 12 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Attendees of the On-Demand Recorded Version

You will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed after you pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On-Demand recorded version of the webinar.

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For Canadian and Non-US International Participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and non-US international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation that includes:

  • Name of participant
  • Title of training
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulatory body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CE credits.

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Event Detail

Who Should Attend

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices