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Motivating the Anxious Client: A Paradoxical Approach

OUTLINE

  • Paradoxical Agenda-Setting
  • Outcome Resistance
    • Techniques to Deal with Client Resistance
  • The Motivational Revolution
  • Experimental Technique
  • The Biggest Mistake a Therapist can Make

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain the basic principles underlying 4 models of brief anxiety treatment (cognitive, exposure, motivational, and hidden emotion).
Copyright : 09/17/2012

The Neurobiology of Anxiety

OUTLINE

  • Helping Clients Understand the Neurobiology of Anxiety
  • The Amydgala
  • Determining How Clients are Changing Their Lives to Avoid Panic-Inducing Situations
  • Anixety-Reducing Strategies
  • Present Day vs. Past Anxiety

OBJECTIVES

  1. Understand how brain science has allowed therapists to match treatment to the brain structures characterizing anxiety.
Copyright : 09/24/2012

Interrupting the Anxiety Cycle

OUTLINE

  • Etiologies of Anxiety
    • Guilt and Shame
    • Vulnerability State
  • OBJECTIVES
    1. Discuss why nonverbal communication is effective with clients who suffer from anxiety.
Copyright : 10/01/2012

Single-Session Cures with Anxiety Problems

OUTLINE

  • Directed Mindfulness and Anxiety
  • The "Spinning Feeling" Technique
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Objections to Change in the Client

OBJECTIVES

  1. Illustrate how techniques drawn from Neuro-Linguistic Programming can rapidly cure anxiety.
Copyright : 10/08/2012

Defeating Panic

OUTLINE

  • Core Principles when Working with Clients with Panic Disorders
  • Introceptive Exposure
  • Panic Disorder
    • "Peak Season" of Panic Disorder
    • What to do in Initial Sessions
    • Safety Crutches
    • Getting Past Panic Disorder

OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss how to help clients gradually understand how to approach and overcome their anxiety.
Copyright : 07/27/2012

Lifting the Trance of Depression

OUTLINE

  • Marbling
  • Nuanced Language
  • The Primary Problem when it Comes to Depression
  • Prolonged Depression
  • Encouraging Brain Growth
  • Main Pitfalls for Therapists

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain paradoxical agenda setting.
Copyright : 11/06/2013

Overcoming Resistance in Depression Treatment

OUTLINE

  • The Ten Cognitive Distortions
  • The Key to Therapeutic Resistance in Depression Treatment
  • Cognitive Techniques
  • The Paradoxical Agenda Setting

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain paradoxical agenda setting.
Copyright : 11/06/2013

Depression: An Experimental Approach

OUTLINE

  • Difficulties in Defining and Diagnosing Depression
  • Antidepressants
  • Therapeutic Treatments for Depression
  • Skill-Building
  • Internal Orientation
  • Hypnosis

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe the advantages of therapy over medication when working with depressed clients.
Copyright : 11/06/2013

The Mindful Way Through Depression

OUTLINE

  • Paying Attention to the Client's Thoughts without Getting Pulled Into Them
  • Mindfulness and Depression
  • Building the Capacity to Pay Attention
  • The Breathing Space Exercise

OBJECTIVES

  1. Distinguish between cognitive therapy and mindfulness practice.
Copyright : 11/13/2013

When Depression and Anxiety Co-Occur

OUTLINE

  • Anxiety vs. Depression
  • Identifying the Client's Motivation
  • Control vs. Influence
  • Working with Clients who are "Worried and Exhausted"
  • The "Quiet Avoider"

OBJECTIVES

  • Explain the correlations between anxiety and depression.
Copyright : 11/13/2013

The Cognitive Therapy of Depression

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Objectives

  1. Identify the clinical implications of behavioral activation and action plans.

Outline

  • Steps to Treating Depression
  • The Second Session with a Depressed Client
  • Tone of Voice
  • Evaluating Clients' Core Beliefs

Copyright : 11/13/2013

A Mind-Body Approach to Depression

OUTLINE:

  • Understanding their depression not as a disorder, but as spiritual journey and identity crisis
  • Incorporating movement, physical exercise, shaking, and dancing into your work
  • Recognizing the vital role that imagery and expressive drawings can play in treatment
  • Exploring the roles of nutrition and herbal supplements as an alternative to psychopharmacology

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify effective treatment alternatives to medications.
Copyright : 06/05/2013

33 Tips and Tools for the Anxiety Toolbox: Using CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and ACT

Program Information

Objectives

  1. List simple and practical anxiety-reduction techniques to teach your client.
  2. Identify trademark techniques from CBT, ACT, DBT and MBCT how they are effective in treating anxiety.
  3. Prepare activities that your client can do between sessions to lessen anxiety and track progress.
  4. Describe effective psycho-educational strategies that you can use immediately to help your client lower anxiety.
  5. Prepare valuable handouts and worksheets to help your anxious client.

Outline

Effective Therapy for Anxiety

  • Debunk myths about anxiety
  • Distinguish between productive and unproductive worry
  • Differentiate anxiety from fear
  • Homework between sessions

CBT Strategies for Anxiety

  • CBT log to change anxious thinking
  • Self-defeating beliefs inventory sheet
  • Hidden emotion technique
  • Feared fantasy technique
  • Exposure techniques
  • Flooding activity
  • Systematic desensitization
  • Vertical arrow technique
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Developing a fear hierarchy

DBT Strategies

  • Acronyms to help with anxiety
  • Core mindfulness strategies that calm and heal
  • Emotional regulation techniques
  • Mindfulness tips
  • Radical acceptance
  • Distress tolerance techniques
  • Daily logs

ACT Strategies

  • Diffusion techniques
  • Using metaphors to calm and soothe
  • Acceptance strategies
  • Floating leaves visualization
  • Other ACT visualizations

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Calming the mind and the body
  • Mindful walking
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Anxiety-busting activity for individuals and/or groups
  • Construct an anxiety-reduction metaphorical toolkit

Copyright : 06/02/2014

33 Tips and Tools for the Depression Toolbox: Using CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and ACT

Objectives

  1. Integrate “hands on” techniques for dealing with treatment-resistant clients, including activities, visualization, reproducible worksheet and handouts.
  2. Describe the essential components of the effective therapeutic session.
  3. Identify powerful strategies from CBT, DBT, MBCT and ACT to help your client combat depression.
  4. Give examples of how your clients can effectively use behavioral and mood logs, tracking sheets and/or daily or weekly diaries to combat depression.
  5. Demonstrate how acronyms, metaphors, thought diaries and mood logs can help client overcome negative thinking related to depression.

Outline
Effective Therapy for Depression

  • 7 essential characteristics of all therapeutic sessions
  • Use of feedback and homework
  • Emphasis on practice

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Perception is everything activity
  • CBT boot-camp for your client
  • Teach the psychological ABC’S
  • The Downward Arrow technique
  • Costs vs. benefits analysis
  • Double standard technique
  • Eliminate the ANTS
  • Thoughts/feelings/situations
  • Core belief busting
  • Coping cards
  • Checklist of common cognitive distortions
  • Categorize negative thinking

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Defusion techniques
  • White Room and conveyor belt metaphors
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Using metaphors to heal

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Acceptance and mindfulness tips
  • Acronyms
  • Emotional regulation strategies
  • Distress tolerance strategies
  • Use of DBT diaries

Effective Handouts & Worksheets for Depression

  • Depression screening inventories
  • Diaries
  • Daily mood logs
  • Bibliotherapy and depression

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Integrate “hands on” techniques for dealing with treatment-resistant clients, including activities, visualization, reproducible worksheet and handouts.
  2. Describe the essential components of the effective therapeutic session.
  3. Identify powerful strategies from CBT, DBT, MBCT and ACT to help your client combat depression.
  4. Give examples of how your clients can effectively use behavioral and mood logs, tracking sheets and/or daily or weekly diaries to combat depression.
  5. Demonstrate how acronyms, metaphors, thought diaries and mood logs can help client overcome negative thinking related to depression.

Outline

Effective Therapy for Depression

  • 7 essential characteristics of all therapeutic sessions
  • Use of feedback and homework
  • Emphasis on practice

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Perception is everything activity
  • CBT boot-camp for your client
  • Teach the psychological ABC’S
  • The Downward Arrow technique
  • Costs vs. benefits analysis
  • Double standard technique
  • Eliminate the ANTS
  • Thoughts/feelings/situations
  • Core belief busting
  • Coping cards
  • Checklist of common cognitive distortions
  • Categorize negative thinking

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Defusion techniques
  • White Room and conveyor belt metaphors
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Using metaphors to heal

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Acceptance and mindfulness tips
  • Acronyms
  • Emotional regulation strategies
  • Distress tolerance strategies
  • Use of DBT diaries

Effective Handouts & Worksheets for Depression

  • Depression screening inventories
  • Diaries
  • Daily mood logs
  • Bibliotherapy and depression

Copyright : 06/02/2014