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Social Anxiety: Why Cognitive Therapy is More Effective Than Exposure
Wednesday, January 08, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM EDT
Category: Affiliate Programs

Morris County Psychological Association invites you to join us at our monthly breakfast program:

Social Anxiety: Why Cognitive Therapy is More Effective Than Exposure
Presented by:  Milton C Spett, PhD
Dr. Milton Spett is the co-founder and co-leader of the New Jersey Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists. He has given 58 workshops on CBT for NJ Mental Health Professionals, including 16 workshops for NJPA. His private practice is in Cranford, NJ.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
9:00-10:30 am
Where: Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center
175 Park Avenue, Florham Park
(Location is ADA accessible.) Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Mike Zito, Ph.D. for more details.
Cost: $35 (non-MCPA members) | $29 (MCPA members) | $18(students)
Includes a buffet breakfast
Contact: Mike Zito, PhD at [email protected] or 908-753-8696 if you have any questions or prefer not to register online.  Please register online by Monday, Jan. 6 2020 at

The breakfast will be from 9:00 -9:30 am. providing a chance to network with fellow professionals. The presentation will follow from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Payments may be made at the door by check (made out to MCPA) or with cash, if you did not pay online.

1.0 CE Credit Available

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is the most popular form of CBT for anxiety disorders. But research has found that Cognitive Therapy is more effective than exposure for social anxiety. This workshop will focus on cognitive techniques that are effective in treating social anxiety, and will also explain why Cognitive Therapy is more effective that ERP for social anxiety.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe 4 effective, common techniques for treating social anxiety.
2. Describe 2 new techniques for treating social anxiety.
3. Explain why ERP is less effective than Cognitive Therapy for social anxiety.
4. Cite research findings on adding medication to CBT for social anxiety.

This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.
This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

Refunds will be granted (less administrative fees) for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time.