Anxiety is a universal emotion that we all experience but, for 1 in 4 people, anxiety can be significantly debilitating. Participants in this webinar will learn about the nature of anxiety and its disorders and how to determine when the experience of anxiety warrants intervention. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychological treatment that is a first-line treatment for individuals with anxiety disorders. In this webinar, participants will learn about CBT and how it is used to target anxiety symptoms, as well as available resources, including self-help and therapist-assisted treatment.
Dr. Randi McCabe is a Professor and Academic Head of the Anxiety Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic (ATRC) at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. McCabe’s research has focused on anxiety disorders assessment as well as the development and evaluation of novel cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions for a range of disorders. She has published over 190 peer reviewed papers and chapters as well as nine books, including the recently released Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Groups (2022).
Dr. Anthony Levinson is a Professor at McMaster University and is a Neuropsychiatrist practicing Medical Psychiatry in Hamilton, Ontario. As the Director of the Division of e-Learning Innovation in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Levinson exercises his passion for researching and developing online solutions to deliver high-quality health educational experiences to both the public and health care professionals. As part of the leadership team for the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, he leads the design and development of multimedia content, including online learning about various topics related to healthy aging.