What is Inhibitory Learning and How Do You Apply it to Anxiety and OCD?

Elizabeth Spencer

When I talk about Inhibitory Learning Theory to the clinicians I train, I get one of three responses:

  1. What is that? I never heard of it before.
  2. I heard about it, but I don’t understand what it has to do with anxiety and OCD.
  3. I love IL Theory and I used it all the time in my practice!

For all of us clinicians, it is important that we continue to learn and improve our skills.  New skills are wonderful antidotes to burn-out and give us a chance to reconnect with what we love about our jobs.  Inhibitory Learning Theory offers clinicians a powerful new understanding of how our clients can maximize the work of exposure and response prevention.  It’s great to know that this builds on what you already do with your clients.  Inhibitory Learning will help your clients get better even faster, and keep those gains more reliably.


In our new Expert Level class, you will learn how to apply this learning theory to help your clients create the meaningful shift they need and deserve. Inhibitory Learning can be complicated, but we make it easy to understand and give you the ability to immediately use these powerful skills with your clients.  Invest in yourself this summer by taking this new class.


What is Inhibitory Learning and How Do You Apply It to Anxiety and OCD?


Join us for this Expert Level class so you can confidently use these skills with your clients and talk about them with colleagues or at conferences – you will be one of the clinicians who answers – yes, I love IL and I use it all the time!

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