Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (1 CE Hour)


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Course Description:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a chronic and debilitating condition characterized by high co-morbidity. Alongside pharmacological treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an established psychological therapy for GAD. Its effectiveness is limited, however, with only an estimated 50% of clients presenting in the non-clinical range after a course of treatment. Furthermore, not all clients prefer CBT as a psychological therapy. Recently, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) was developed for GAD and was tested in an open trial with promising results. This 1 Hour CE course will explore the use of Emotion Focused Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.


Course Developer:

Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC

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Course Text:

A Comparison of Emotion-Focused Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy In The Treatment Of Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Study Protocol For A Randomised Controlled Trial.

Timulak, L., Keogh, D., Chigwedere, C., Wilson, C., Ward, F., Hevey, D., Griffin, P., Jacobs, L., & Irwin, B. (2018). A comparison of emotion-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy in the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials19(1), 506. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2892-0 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6146598/

This article was used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


Course Objectives:

  1. Review Prevalence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  2. Examine Emotion-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy modalities.
  3. Propose application of EFT for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  4. Explore potential outcomes of EFT for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.