Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How it Helps Depression & Anxiety
Summary of Panel Presentation
Dr. Gillihan discussed cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and stress-related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic, phobias, and generalized anxiety. His presentation included an overview of these diagnoses, a discussion of the key features of CBT, and a summary of the effectiveness of CBT for these conditions. Dr. Gillihan also addressed how CBT can be helpful in treating depression, a condition that commonly co-occurs with anxiety. View presentation file.
Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania, and a visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Haverford College. Dr. Gillihan completed his doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where he also was on the faculty at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, Department of Psychiatry, from 2008-2012. His research publications include articles and book chapters on the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression, how CBT helps people to get better, and the use of brain imaging to study psychiatric disorders. Dr. Gillihan’s clinical practice is located in Haverford, PA.