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Webinar: Treating Anxiety and Depression During COVID-19

  • 16 May 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting
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  • Price for individuals registering who are not SD CAMFT chapter members.
  • Price for members of the San Diego CAMFT Chapter. Please make sure your registration information matches your information that we have on file.

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Zoom Webinar:

Treating Anxiety and Depression During COVID-19

Saturday May 16th

10:00am - 12:00pm

2 CEU Credits

An email link for the webinar will be sent to registrants before the event date

Managing COVID-19 stress requires healthy habits, news in moderation

Course Description & Educational Goals

This presentation will explore the challenges COVID-19 is presenting for clinicians treating patients with anxiety disorders and depression, as well as the unique opportunities that, when understood, may prove to be beneficial for patient care. This presentation will address the implement changes to the treatment of anxiety and depression due to social distancing and provide practical telehealth tips to treating this demographic of clients.

We will present a two-part presentation.

Part 1: Anxiety during COVID-19 - Address the increase of anxiety and living with the uncertainty of COVID-19 in the generalized population, including mental health providers - Discuss the evidence-based treatment of CBT and ERP for treating anxiety during COVID-19 - Provide practical tips on treating anxiety during this time, by altering ERP for the telehealth environment and modifying treatment due to social distancing

Break for Q&A

Part 2: Treating depression during COVID-19 - Behavioral activation for the treatment of depression during COVID-19 using TRAP Model (Theoretical background and treatment rationale, Activity scheduling and Rumination) - Discuss activity scheduling challenges related to social distancing and alternative solutions to traditional activity scheduling tasks - Provide valued based activities related to COVID-19 and benefits to activity scheduling over a telehealth platform

End with Q&A

Dr. Johnson’s presentation on Treating Anxiety and Depression during COVID-19 will help healthcare professionals to develop and increase their competencies in order to improve the overall delivery of behavioral health services to the public

Dr. Brett Johnson is a full-time psychiatrist of Rogers Behavioral Health and has provided numerous presentations on behalf of Rogers and other organizations. His overall purpose in offering seminars is to provide healthcare professionals with continuing education (CE) that increases their skill set and knowledge base in their practice. To assure relevancy, Dr. Johnson’s presentation is reviewed by a team made up of licensed clinical psychologists, social workers and professional counselors who review to ensure relevancy to the national standards and criteria set forth by the American Psychological Association, the Association of Social Work Boards and the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss the impact of COVID19 on anxiety disorders and depression

2. Analyze the rationale for evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders

3. Implement changes to the treatment of anxiety due to social distancing

The presentation will also cover:

Introduce practical tips on treating anxiety during COVID-19

Present the rationale for behavioral activation treatment for depression, along with at least two specific examples for each aspect of the TRAP model

Discuss telehealth recommendations and the modifications of behavioral activation in light of COVID-19

Attendees will earn 2 CEU units for participating in this event.

Our Presenter

Brett Johnson, MD

Brett Johnson, MD, is board-certified in both child and adolescent and adult psychiatry. Dr. Johnson completed undergraduate education at Emory University, where he obtained dual degrees in Biology and French Literature. He attended medical school at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine, he completed both General Psychiatry residency and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. During both residency and fellowship, he undertook specialized training in treating adults and children with Obsessive-Compulsive spectrum disorders. After graduation from fellowship, Dr. Johnson became the Assistant Director of the UCSD Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Program. Dr. Johnson firmly believes in combination treatment, integrating both therapy and medications, when indicated. He has trained residents and fellows, including leading the Advanced Psychopharmacology seminar for trainees for many years. Dr. Johnson is trained and has treated many patients with both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention. Dr. Johnson was the Chief Psychiatrist in a correctional setting where he oversaw the treatment of complex patients with multiple co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders. Dr. Johnson has also worked within the managed care sector, which allows him to work more effectively with insurance companies on obtaining coverage for medically-necessary treatments.

Target Audience

This event is for mental health professionals.


$5 for chapter members 

$10 for non-chapter members

Refund/Cancellation Policy, please visit our website: www.camft-sandiego.org

Accommodations & Grievances

Please email the Program Administrator at education@camft-sandiego.org


Course Completion certificates will be awarded electronically in exchange for a completed evaluation form. Please make sure Program Administrator has your correct email.

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of the California association of marriage and family therapists (Provider #57330) is approved by the California association of marriage and family therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. San Diego chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.

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