Join Us In Montego Bay, Jamaica for:

Anxiety Disorders & OCD, 4-Day Intensive

Alleviating Suffering Through the Application and Integration of Evidence-Based Treatments

March 13, 2025 – March 16, 2025 with Melissa Lillie , LCSW

at the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach

Train in the morning, vacation in the afternoon!

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Early Registration Deadline:

January 16, 2025

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In this 4-Day Intensive, we will dive into the world of anxiety and related disorders. For many decades, the common narrative around anxiety has been targeted towards decreasing, removing, or ridding oneself of anxiety

Through group discussions, interactive exercises, and moments of reflection, we will unravel the complexities of anxiety, help you develop a different and more flexible perception of anxiety and, in turn, strengthen your therapeutic abilities to help clients do the same. We will delve into Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), examining their unique features and complexities.

Various assessment tools and evidence-based treatment methods will be introduced

We will explore Exposure Therapy and it’s use for OCD and several Anxiety Disorders, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, including theory and case conceptualization using the matrix, and enhancing your work with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. You will deepen your understanding of anxiety disorders, refine your assessment techniques, and cultivate effective therapeutic interventions to support your clients on their journey to healing.

Daily Schedule

Day 1

Overview of anxiety disorders; differential diagnosis.
Psychoeducation for clients; clinical measures and assessment tools.

Day 2

Cognitive behavioral strategies; Cognitive distortions and the role of avoidance.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) case examples; Designing and implementing hierarchies.

Day 3

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for anxiety.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy skills practice.

Day 4

9:00am -10:30am
Self-compassion and mindfulness for anxiety.
Self-compassion and mindfulness skills practice.
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About Melissa Lillie , LCSW

Melissa Lillie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice, licensed in several states across the US. She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Calgary followed by OCD and Anxiety specific training with the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), and various other training programs. Melissa has over 15 years of experience treating patients with Anxiety Disorders and OCD and has completed comprehensive training and consultation in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), Inference Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT), and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Melissa trains other professionals in these modalities, treats patients individually and conducts various groups. She is a professional member of both the International OCD Foundation and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

In addition to the depth of clinical training and expertise that Melissa holds, she also has lived experience with OCD which adds a unique layer to her work with clients and other professionals. She knows the frustration, shame, and exhaustion that Anxiety and OCD brings. Melissa lives in Asheville, North Carolina and enjoys outdoor adventure and travel.

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach All-Inclusive Resort

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Did you know that Jamaica is an island filled with treasures? Untouched beaches to the south, unique seabeds, waterfalls or caves, just to name a few.

Whether with your family or that special someone, you may end up surprised by all of the natural beauty from the beachfront. Our younger guests will learn new values while having a blast at Star Camp, which also features its own pool and children’s park. What about our older guests? You can get your diver certification at the Dressel Diver Center or spoil yourself with a treatment at SPA Sensations. How you rest and get in touch with your inner self is up to you! A must for everyone is an ice cream at Happy Cones or heading over to try the Chill Out Beach Grill’s tasty gastronomy.

Services and Facilities

  • All inclusive
  • Sea front hotel with direct access to beach
  • Pool
  • Single-use plastic free hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness Room
  • Medical service in complex

Use promo code EBTSMARCH25 when booking your room until February 10th, 2025.

After February 10th, hotels can still be booked at standard rates.

There are 3 hotels on the resort property, and participants are free to book at the hotel of their choice. When using our code, participants will be allowed to add up to 3 days to the beginning and/or end of their stay, if so desired.

  • The hotel requires a minimum booking of March 12 - 16, 2025.
  • Hotel rooms are subject to availability. Don’t wait to secure yours!

The training will be held in the Convention Center which is in between the Suites and Grand hotels.

Rose Hall Beach is a 5-minute walk, and golf carts are available across the resort complex for those who may need mobility assistance.

Getting There

Closest International Airport

Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – in Montego Bay

Time from Airport to Resort

20-30 minutes down the scenic coastal highway

Transportation to/from the Resort

Uber and other rideshares are not available in Montego Bay. You can easily get a taxi at the airport or preschedule a shared or private shuttle and there is an abundance of options online. For your return trip, the hotel can call a taxi for you, or you can preschedule a shuttle.

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Early Registration Fee: $725.00 | Price After Early Registration Deadline: $775.00

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Terms and Conditions

  • Attendees are required to stay on site at the Iberostar complex for this training.
  • There are no known conflicts of interest for this training
  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing to no later than 30 calendar days before the first day of the event. A full refund minus a 6% processing fee will be issued. Past this date, no refunds will be provided.
  • All grievance must be in writing to, and will be replied to within 5-10 business days
  • EBTS has no part in the financial agreement between you, the participant, and the hotel
  • If the training must be canceled on the part of EBTS for unforeseen reasons, a full refund will be issued. In this case, EBTS holds no financial responsibility for changes to airfare and other miscellaneous charges
  • Audio and/or visual recording of the training is prohibited
  • This venue is located outside of the United States and may not meet the United States ADA standard
  • EBTS fees do not include room and board and participants are required to book and manage their own accommodations.
  • Please review our frequently asked questions page for more information

Learning Objectives

Upon Completion of This Training, Participants Will Be Able To:

Continuing Education

  • Continuing Education Credits sponsored by
  • Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.
  • Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • Participants will be awarded 12 CE’s following the successful completion of this course.

This Course Is Approved for CE Credit by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content..
  • Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health Licensure (LPCs, LMFTs and LBCs)
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2025
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-174-0225 Expires 2-2025
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2802
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Approval from a state licensing board for counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists is accepted by the OH CSWMFTB.
  • New York Social Work Board – is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
  • New York Mental Health Practitioners Board, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0260.
  • South Carolina – is approved by the S.C. Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapist, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (#4696).
  • Illinois – is a registered social work CE sponsor by the State of Illinois. License 159.001607 Expires 11/30/2025
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2024.
  • The Texas Board of Marriage & Family Therapists meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • New York Psychology Board, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0211
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.
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