Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Register
Exposure Therapy 101: Cultivating Courage, Helping Our Clients & Ourselves Face Our Fears
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

When: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Online Webinar
New York, New York 
United States

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  


Please ensure that your e-mail is correct in registration as all correspondence for the webinar will be sent via e-mail. If you have not received any e-mails, please check your spam/junk folders first.

To receive a certificate of completion, all attendees must complete a short post-test and pass with 80% or higher, and complete a course evaluation.





Exposure therapy is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral  psychotherapy designed to help people face problematic fears step-by-step. Clients often present with a wide range of common fears in counseling: social anxiety, public speaking anxiety, or test anxiety, for example. When chronic fears are not addressed, they can develop into phobias such as social phobia, intimacy phobia, and/or trauma-related phobias. Through the use of various systematic cognitive and behavioral techniques, a client is gradually exposed to the situation that causes them distress with the aim of gradually neutralizing or reducing the fear. The goal of exposure therapy is to create a safe environment in which a client can reduce anxiety, decrease avoidance of dreaded situations, and improve one's quality of life.


Participants in this course will be offered practical strategies to apply directly into clinical practice. 



With this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the mechanism of anxiety and how it triggers chronic cycles of avoidance or develop into phobias
  • Understand the fundamentals of Exposure Therapy
  • Set up fear hierarchies specific to a client's temperament, circumstances, and abilities
  • Draw from a range of cognitive and behavioral strategies to help clients develop the courage to progress forward through progressive exposure experiments and integrate competence into self-concept



NASW Member: $33 | Non-Member: $45


2 SW CE Contact Hours






Dr. Reji Mathew, LCSW is a Senior Clinical Social Worker at the New York University Student Health Center with over 20 years of direct clinical experience. She is a Team Leader for the CBT/DBT Team and is a frequent instructor on evidence-based clinical approaches such as CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Positive Psychology.


Dr. Mathew is also an expressive arts advocate and is dedicated in her community arts advocacy work in writing and in the Graphic Arts.






To e-mail, mail or fax in a registration form, click here.


NASW-NYC is happy to try and fulfill any reasonable special accommodations requests following NYS laws, submitted in writing to at least fifteen business days prior to the workshop date. Requests received after the deadline may not be able to be processed or fulfilled in time for the event.


NASW-NYC Certificates Policy


As per New York State Continuing Education guidelines, attendees must arrive on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours. Any attendees who arrive late or leaves early to a workshop will not receive their certificate, is not allowed admittance into the workshop and is also not eligible for a refund in any way. 


Please ensure that your registration information is accurate (name, e-mail, license type and number) as this will impact your continuing education certificates.  NASW-NYC is not responsible for the accuracy of your registration information. To receive your certificate of completion, you must be present for the entire webinar, complete a post-test and pass at 80% or higher, and complete an evaluation. Certificates will be e-mailed within 30 calendar days after the completion of the post-test and workshop evaluations.



NASW-NYC Refund Policy


All refund requests must be submitted by e-mail to Refund e-mails must include the subject line "Refund Request" as well as the attendee's name, workshop date and title in the body of the e-mail. Valid requests must be received no later than three business days prior to course date. NASW-NYC reserves the right to refuse any refunds requested later than three days prior to the course date.


All refunds are subject to a 30% administrative processing fee.

Refund requests typically require 1-2 weeks processing time.

Refunds ONLY; credit cannot be issued toward a future program date or substituted for another workshop.


If the workshop is cancelled, you will be informed ahead of time and fully refunded.



Read our full Continuing Education Policies and FAQs by clicking here


For any questions or issues, please contact


NASW New York City Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0027, the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0060, and the Office of Addiction Services and Supports as an approved provider of CASAC credits #0288.

Membership Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal