Professional Workshops

Professional Workshops
& Training with Reid Wilson, PhD

REID WILSON, Ph.D. is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Wilson has presented to audiences throughout the world on the treatment of anxiety disorders. Health professionals in Peru, Finland, New Zealand, Germany, Spain and Italy, as well as throughout Canada and the United States, have studied the skills needed to treat the full range of anxiety problems.

His books are translated into nine languages. He is author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry (HCI Books) and Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper) and Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks (ADAA), is co-author, with Dr. Edna Foa, of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Bantam), is co-author, with Lynn Lyons, LICSW, of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children (HCI Books) and of Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. He is co-author of Achieving Comfortable Flight, a self-help package for the fearful flier.

Dr. Wilson served on the Board of Directors of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America for 12 years. He served as Program Chair of the National Conferences on Anxiety Disorders from 1988-1991. He designed and served as lead psychologist for American Airlines’ first national program for the fearful flier. He served as the Expert for WebMD’s Anxiety and Panic Community.

Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Katie Show, Good Morning America, and CNN. He has served as psychologist in an episode of A&E’s Hoarders.

In 2014 he was honored with the highest award given by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and he was presented the 2019 Service Award by the International OCD Foundation.

Reid is known for his dynamic teaching style, interspersed throughout with humor. With 30 years of fulltime experience as a specialist in anxiety disorder treatment, he brings fresh case examples to illustrate interventions and the process of change.

Sponsors of his worldwide trainings consistently acknowledge his success in making this material exciting for participants and, at the same time, easily understood. You can read their comments below in the Sponsor Testimonials section.


How to Sponsor

Feel free to correspond with us through email, fax, letter or phone call to discuss your group’s needs and how Reid can help fulfill them. We will do our best to design a successful professional program.

Dr. Wilson’s fees are as follows:

US$2750 per day, plus $10 per attendee over 75 attendees.

  • Keynote addresses at conferences are a flat US$2750.
  • There is a surcharge of US$500 on USA and Canada West Coast presentations, to account for the extensive travel time from North Carolina. (If I must wait until the day after the training to get a flight home, then there is a surcharge.)
  • Fees for foreign workshops are negotiated on an individual basis. Please contact us.
  • Normal travel expenses (economy flights, meals, etc.) are added to the fee.

For further information, contact:

Reid Wilson, Ph.D.
421 Bennett Orchard Trail
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
866-774-9511 (fax)

Sponsor Testimonials

“I cannot think of anyone whom I would endorse more highly.  …a remarkably personable and knowledgeable speaker. …consistently receives top ratings.”

 Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D.
Milton H. Erickson Foundation

“The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.  We are still capitalizing on the spark he gave us!”

Ben Furman, MD
Brief Therapy Institute of Helsinki, Finland 

“…delighted a packed house of mental health practitioners…able to articulately and humorously impart practical knowledge…  His handouts were superb.”

Richard Whiteside, MSW
Massey University
Auckland, NZ

“…an excellent workshop… demonstrated an exceptional blend of science and practice.”

 Dr. Peter Joyce
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychological Medicine
Christchurch, New Zealand

“…an outstanding teacher and thinker… thorough and clear… an excellent balance of theory and clinical practice.  Never boring, full of clinical wisdom and wit, anyone with an interest in treating anxiety disorders should not pass up an opportunity to learn from Reid Wilson.”

 Lynn Mollick, Ph.D.
N.J. Association for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

“…one of the highest rated presenters in the history of our agency’s professional workshop series.”  

Deena Gerber
Executive Director
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

“The attendance exceeded our expectations.  We were very pleased.”

 Neil Young, MSW
Heartland Promotions
Regina, Saskatchewan

“The attendance (385 persons) surpassed our expectations.  98% percent of participants rated the training, and Dr. Wilson as a speaker, as excellent or very good.”

 Judy Oleniuk, Ph.D.
North York General Hospital
Ontario, Canada

“…a very innovative teacher …a superb resource for training.  We will continue to work with him in the future.” 

Dave Wilks, M.A.
Associate Director  
Mountain Area Health Education Center
Asheville, NC

“Our community wants to come away from conferences with expertise in both the details of a disorder and the treatment of people with that disorder. He gave us both of these perfectly and effectively. His presentation was dynamic and very engaging. He received rave reviews. Dr. Wilson is a tremendous resource.”

Sharon E. Friedman, LCSW
Executive Director
Montgomery County Mental Health
Rockville, MD

“…one of the most competent teachers in the field…a very elegant and relaxing style…offers all you need to know to defeat anxiety and Panic.”

Camillo Loriedo, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Rome
Rome, Italy

“…an engaging speaker who knows how to captivate his audience!  …should be commended for his warmth and interaction with the attendees.”

Wendy Pierce
Assistant Director
The Spurwink Institute
New Gloucester, ME
207-688-4573 x 118

“His workshops are always extremely well attended and continue to get the highest rating in the Conference evaluations.”

 Jan Ross
Conference Director  
Anxiety Disorders Association of America

“Having organized some of the largest conferences in Europe…Dr. Wilson’s has been one of the best ever in my institute.”

 Bernhard Trenkle, Dipl.Psych.
President, Milton Erickson Society Germany
Organizer of the European Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference 1994  
(6000 participants)

“…one of our faculty for fourteen years…evaluations consistently reflected their highest appreciation of his teaching ability, which includes humor, a warm and comfortable personal style, concise and organized presentation of information and the gift of making complex skill and theories accessible.”

Vann Joines, PhD.
Southeast Institute
Chapel Hill, NC

“…a wonderful and successful workshop…  received our best evaluations… an overall score of 4.9, with 5 being Excellent. Humor and relaxed style, while paying attention to detail, organization, and being well prepared”

 Lauranell Scarfo, MSW, LCSW
2003 Program Chair
Graduate School of Social Work Alumni Association
Portland State University

“…sold out with more than 200 registrants…an excellent presentation…well informed on the latest research and treatments…very entertaining teaching style.”

 Robert Siegmann, LCSW, MBA
Solutions Training Institute
Columbus, IN (2001)

“…a first-rate workshop for over 300 participants…the highest ratings, to date, for all of our workshop speakers…” 

Wendy Sherrard, MA 
London Health Sciences Centre
Ontario, Canada

“The workshop was sold out, and received rave reviews by the participants (the highest ratings we have ever had).” 

Deborah Dobson, Ph.D.
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, Canada

“…a ‘two-thumbs up’ presenter… a definite program highlight…rated our most popular conference speaker.”

Joel Goldberg, Ph.D.
Convention Committee Chair
Ontario Psychological Association

“…full of innovative approaches. We are looking forward to Dr. Wilson’s next visit.”

Kristen Kulavich
Marketing Department  
Mountain View Hospital
Gadsden, AL  

“We received very positive responses from out participants, who evaluated Dr. Wilson as having great expertise as well as a great sense of humor. He shared a wealth of information. It is often difficult to engage 250 people from a stage, but he did it well!”

Elizabeth Taylor-Huey, LCSW
Master Therapist Workshop Series
Department of Psychiatry
University of Connecticut Medical School 

“…informative, practical and inspirational.   …many tools to utilize immediately in their practice.  …delivered with humor and creativity.  I would not hesitate to invite him back again.”

Cheryl Bell-Gadsby, MA., R.C.C.
Program Coordinator
Justice Institute of BC
New Westminster, B.C.

“[His] energy and enthusiasm were wonderful. We valued both the amount of information he presented and his expertise.  Reid Wilson delivers on what he promises, and MORE!”

 Andrew M. Gruler, LMSW
Program Chair, South Carolina Society of Clinical Social Work

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