DVD: Accelerated Treatment for Anxiety: Core Concepts
With more than three decades of treating OCD, phobias, and panic disorder under his belt, Wilson distills his formidable clinical expertise into an accessible live overview that’s both conceptual and strategic. Noting that a stance of “collaborative curiosity” underpins any successful treatment, he begins work with Olivia, a woman suffering from a longstanding need to compulsively clean house and wash her hands to avoid “contamination.” With humor, clarity, and empathic analogies that leverage his client’s motivation for success, he encourages her to look beyond the content of her fears, externalize her anxiety, and welcome the chance to master her discomfort.
Emphasizing the practice of moving toward the experience of anxiety itself, Wilson shows you how he challenges clients to rise above their fears and not merely tolerate uncertainty, but invite and embrace it enthusiastically. Weaving together commentary and demonstration, he provides Olivia with psychoeducation and practical tools to “habituate” toward distress on a moment-by-moment basis, and offers her firm support as she gradually musters the courage to willingly smear her hands across a filthy kitchen sink.
Wilson’s passionate personality shines through in this video, and you’ll be prompted to rethink your own clinical approach after watching him in action. If you’re looking for a fresh understanding of anxiety disorders and effective ways to treat its most unyielding aspects, you’ll love this “advanced class” showcasing Wilson’s unique protocol.