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PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award presented to: Richard G Heimberg, PhD

  • 06/09/2016
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Arcadia University - Grey Towers Castle, 450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038


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  • Poster Exhibition & Cocktail Reception 5:00-6:00PM
  • Award Ceremony & Presentation 6:00-8:00PM
Presentation Information
Social Anxiety Disorder: The Role of Emotion (Dys)Regulation in Its Nature and Treatment - Richard G Heimberg, PhD

After a description of the nature of social anxiety disorder, Dr. Heimberg will examine the suppression of emotional expression in social anxiety and the relationship of expressive suppression, cognitive reappraisal, and beliefs about emotions to the outcome of cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder. Self-report, weekly monitoring, interview, and fMRI data will be presented. This presentation should be appropriate for all members of PBTA, regardless of level of training and of prior exposure to the literature on social anxiety disorder.

CE Objectives

At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Define social anxiety disorder and describe its prevalence and associated patterns of comorbidity and impairment
  2. Describe patterns of emotion dysregulation (cognitive reappraisal, expressive suppression, entity theory of emotion) demonstrated by individuals with social anxiety disorder
  3. Describe the potential mediating role of emotion (dys)regulation on the outcomes of cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety disorder
About Dr. Heimberg

Richard G. Heimberg received his PhD from Florida State University in 1977. He is the Thaddeus L. Bolton Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University. Dr. Heimberg is well known for his efforts to develop and evaluate cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety disorder. Most recently, Dr. Heimberg and colleagues at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry have been working on a program for the treatment of patients with anxiety about going to the dentist. His research has been supported by 15 grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and industry. Dr. Heimberg has published 11 books and more than 425 articles and chapters on social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, dental anxiety, and related topics. He was recently listed among the top 1% of cited authors in his field according to Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators, a statistical compilation of publications and citations.

Dr. Heimberg is Past President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. He is also Past Editor of Behavior Therapy, the flagship journal of ABCT and has served on 15 additional editorial boards over the years. Dr. Heimberg was named one of the four most influential psychological researchers in anxiety in a 2001 survey of members of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and he serves on the Scientific Council of that association. He is a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and was the inaugural recipient of the Academy's A.T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contribution to Cognitive Therapy. He has also received awards from the Department of Psychology at his graduate alma mater Florida State University (2005 Doctoral Graduate of Distinction), from Temple University (2005 Paul Eberman Award for Excellence in Research), from ABCT (Outstanding Mentor 2006), from the Society of Clinical Psychology (Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology, 2014) and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contributions to Students’ Professional Development, 2015). Dr. Heimberg has served as mentor to over 60 doctoral students in clinical psychology over the course of his career.

Target Audience

This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is introductory.

Continuing Education

Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This program provides two (2) hours of CE credits. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.

Full attendance is required to obtain CE credits for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.

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