Anxiety Disorders and Mormonism is one-day mental health conference held on March 3rd, 2018 at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, UT.
The conference is for treatment providers, church leaders, and those who live with anxiety disorders to come together, raise awareness and find the best ways to get help. Experts in anxiety from around the country will join local health-care practitioners and anxiety sufferers in sharing their stories and most effective treatment methods. Issues specific to the LDS community will be covered as well such as preparing for missionary service and the best role church leaders should play in supporting anxiety sufferers in their congregations.
We are looking for talks that are inspiring, entertaining, uplifting and educational. While we hope the talks will be helpful to researchers and counselors they will also need to be accessible to sufferers and those that are supporting them. Our primary audience will be those involved in Mormonism, but anyone is welcome to attend and participate.
Here are a few of the areas in which we are looking for talk submissions:
- What are the best treatments for anxiety disorders? (ACT/CBT/ERP/etc)
- Training community leaders to better support anxiety sufferers
- Helping youth and children with anxiety disorders
- Recognizing signs of anxiety disorders (including moral/religious scrupulosity) in those you serve
- How you overcame your anxiety disorder to accomplish your goal
- Helping missionaries/future missionaries with anxiety disorders
- Dealing with various forms of PTSD
- Other ideas you may have!
In some cases we may invite those that submit a talk to participate in a panel with a similar theme.
Note: We will not accept any proposals suggesting miracle cures to anxiety disorders (whether faith-based or otherwise).