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Stop the Dread & Avoidance of Anxiety! How to Apply IFS Techniques for Anxiety

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Objectives

  1. Assess the foundational concepts of the Internal Family Systems as an effective therapy model.
  2. Plan the IFS treatment steps to use with clients to enable them identify and separate from their anxious parts. 
  3. Apply the concept of "multiplicity" as a model for case conceptualization of clients' presenting problem and/or symptoms. 

Outline

Multiplicity & the Self  

Internal Family System (IFS) For Anxiety  

Copyright : 06/04/2020

Creating a Story of Safety: A Polyvagal Guide to Managing Anxiety

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Objectives

  1. Describe ways the nervous system responds to cues of danger.
  2. Utilize clinical skills to engage the nervous system’s natural pathways to regulation.
  3. Utilize The Polyvagal Theory as a model for case conceptulization of clients' presenting problem and/or symptoms.

Outline

The Polyvagal Theory of the Nervous System 

 

How our nervous systems shape our reaction to stress and trauma 

 

Resourcing and helping clients self-regulate  during times of distress and social distance 

Copyright : 06/04/2020

Mindfulness-Centered CBT: Daily Practices for Managing Stress and Anxiety

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Objectives

  1. Appraise the effectiveness of mindfulness-centered CBT for anxiety reduction and stress management.
  2. Apply specific mindfulness-centered CBT interventions for management of stress and of reduction anxiety in clients.
  3.  Utilize mindfulness-centered CBT interventions as a means for helping clients increase their sense of self-efficacy.

Outline

The Think Act Be Approach to Managing Anxiety 

Think Act Be in Action:  Mindfulness-Centered CBT Interventions 

Copyright : 06/04/2020

Anxiety & Relationships in the New Era

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Objectives

  1. Practice the three components of a healthy conversation for resolving conflict between clients.
  2. Utilize clinical interventions to support clients who experience physiological flooding.
  3. Demonstrate the connection between stonewalling and physiological flooding.

Outline

The ways anxiety shows up in relationships 

The importance of managing physiological flooding 

How stonewalling and physiological flooding work in relationships 

Healthy conflict and conversations for moving forward. 

Copyright : 06/04/2020

A Corona Love story: TEAM-CBT Approach to Cope with Crisis

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Objectives

  1. Determine the four components of TEAM-CBT 
  2. Analyze the role of therapeutic resistance in the treatment of depression and anxiety. 
  3. Demonstrate several techniques to reduce resistance and boost motivation, including the Miracle Cure Question, the Magic Button, Positive Reframing, and the Magic Dial. 

Outline

Components of TEAM-CBT Treatment for Anxiety 

Copyright : 06/04/2020

Helping Parents Through Crises: Avoiding Pitfalls & Amplifying Opportunities

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Objectives

  1. Devise two interventions that interrupt anxious routines in families.
  2. Compose three cognitive patterns to target in anxious families.
  3. Appraise the efficacy of utilizing a family-centered approach to working with children. 

Outline

The importance of a family-centered therapy approach to treating children. 

The patterns that are emerging in families during this societal crisis. 

The 3 cognitive patterns to target when working with parents in treatment and how to work with them. 

Copyright : 06/04/2020

The Traumatic Impact of a Global Pandemic and How it will Shape Patient Care in the Future

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Objectives

  1. Elaborate on the clinical benefits of creating connection for your trauma clients.
  2. Demonstrate activities to use in clinical practice that can help trauma clients from re-experiencing past traumas.
  3. Utilize clinical interventions for helping clients cope with collective anxiety during a widespread crisis.

Outline

The pandemic, leadership and integrity 

Collectively coping with calamity

Evidence-based techniques to reduce re-living past traumas

Copyright : 06/05/2020

EMDR in Trying Times: How Our Brains Process and Move Through Trauma

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Objectives

  1. Appraise the Adaptive Information Processing model of EMDR.
  2. Interpret why people respond differently to similar trauma circumstances.
  3. Apply EMDR approaches with clients in response to recent traumatic events.

Outline

Why EMDR therapy is a useful intervention for recent trauma 

The adaptive information processing model of trauma 

Using EMDR with recent trauma 

Copyright : 06/05/2020

The “Wow” Factor: The New Ways Clinicians Care Use Awe and Gratitude in Therapy

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Objectives

  1. Utilize the benefits of awe for psychological and physical well-being and utilize specific approaches to foster feelings of awe and wonder in clients. 
  2. Determine which regions of the brain are linked to the practices of gratitude and savoring.
  3. Administer interventions aimed to increase neuronal firing and lead to lasting brain change.

Copyright : 06/05/2020

Pandemic and Panic: Facing Viral Realities and Viral Fears

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Objectives

  1. Explore how to cultivate deeper therapeutic presence by bringing attention to what remains unexpressed in clients’ everyday awareness. 
  2. Identify the risk facts and the primary adaptations to stress and how it affects: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Outline

Defining the current situation in terms of biopsychosocial stress and trauma models

Supporting clients through cultural stressors and how it’s different from individual stressors

Creating a healing narrative for clients in stress and traumatic situations 

Copyright : 06/05/2020

Mindfulness, Resilience, and Post Traumatic Growth

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Objectives

  1. Practice implementing mindfulness techniques in order to reduce symptoms of anxiety.
  2. Apply trauma-sensitive interventions to aid clients’ post-traumatic growth and foster resilience during peak anxiety times.

Outline

Science backed strategies for cultivating resilience and post traumatic growth

A holistic biopsychosical model for understanding and working with anxiety

Trauma sensitive mindfulness and self compassion interventions for growth

Effectively applying mindfulness to multiple aspects of social isolation as well as the reintegration and changes we soon face

Anxiety specific-mindfulness and positive psychology interventions to use with your clients immediately 

Copyright : 06/05/2020

Immobility and Fear in the Face of Helplessness: The Somatic Connection

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Objectives

  1. Appraise how trauma responses are a set of defensive bodily reactions meant to protect us.  
  2. Demonstrate two grounding, centering breath, and body-posture techniques to aid with soothing and self-regulation.  
  3. Determine how trauma-based perceptions remain fundamentally unchanged until the internal experience of the body changes.

Outline

Trauma and immobility and the body’s response to helplessness

How our body overcomes and processes trauma

The psychotherapy techniques that aid clients in processing trauma 

Copyright : 06/05/2020

Private Practice in a Pandemic & Beyond: How to Stay Focused, Profitable, & Secure

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Objectives

  1. Review the data within your private practice as a precursor for future decision making. 
  2. Assess critical practice issues using a 3-step triage process.  
  3. Understand how to recommit, rebrand or reinvest in your practice, based on your future goals.   
  4. Spot potential opportunities and how other practitioners are looking at options during this serious time. 

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Copyright : 04/21/2020