Interoceptive, or “sensational” exposures, are a powerful therapeutic tool to support youth with anxiety to learn to manage and cope with the distressing physical symptoms associated with anxiety. These strategies guide youth to intentionally bring on physical symptoms associated with anxiety, practice experiencing rather than avoiding them, and become empowered to cope with them. This presentation will present the rationale for using interoceptive exposures and provide step by step guidance for clinicians to deliver them.
- Delineate the rationale for using interoceptive exposures within the context of youth anxiety treatment.
- List the steps of an effective interoceptive exposure.
- Identify clients on their caseload that may benefit from interoceptive exposure exercises.
Practicing mental health clinicians with prior training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy who may encounter youth experiencing significant anxiety on their caseloads.
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