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Treatment Resistant Anxiety, Worry & Panic: 60 Effective Strategies

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Objectives

  1. Articulate components of the “anxiety spiral” and utilize several evidence-based strategies (including self-controlled desensitization) to prevent exacerbation of symptoms.
  2. Specify five potential anxiety treatment pitfalls and learn evidence based approaches to avoid or correct them.
  3. Implement four mindfulness strategies for treating anxiety symptoms in a clinical setting.
  4. Evaluate the inverse relationship between worry and problem solving, and identify its implications for treatment of anxiety.
  5. Examine the clinical presentation of panic, worry and fear of guilt and how they compare to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; learn clinical strategies to stop these cycles of negative reinforcement.
  6. Develop clinical skills to address treatment-resistant issues, including perfectionism, subjugation, procrastination, hypochondriasis, and catastrophizing/intolerance of uncertainty.

Outline

Anxiety Spirals, Panic and Early Cue Detection

Mindfulness Self-Controlled Desensitization (SCD) Cognitive Therapy Problem Solving OCD-like Symptoms in Panic and Worry Reduce Tension and Increase Energy Problems That Are Often Treatment Resistant and How to Approach them

Copyright : 11/03/2016

The Ten Best-Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques

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Objectives

  1. Articulate the neurobiological causes of panic, generalized anxiety and social anxiety and ascertain how this information impacts treatment decisions.
  2. Implement strategies for stress management to reduce symptoms of anxiety in clients, including lifestyle changes, cognitive interventions and time management tools.
  3. Model effective use of diaphragmatic breathing techniques for physiological modulation in the treatment of anxiety.
  4. Communicate how memory reconsolidation assists clients in identifying their anxiety triggers and interrupt the common cognitions that often lead to panic attacks.
  5. Integrate specific clinical techniques to address persistent worry and understand how this changes the neurobiology of ruminative thought patterns in clients.
  6. Utilize cognitive therapy interventions with clients to manage perfectionism, procrastination and rigid approaches to problems.

Outline

Assessment and Differential Diagnosis

Techniques That Work to Modulate Physiology  

Techniques for Treating Cognitive Problems of Anxiety and Panic  

Techniques for Managing Social Anxiety

Copyright : 01/19/2017

Mastering the Anxiety Game: Teaching Clients to Welcome Their Fears

Objectives

  1. Explain how to rapidly engage anxious clients in the therapeutic alliance and change their mindset toward their fears.
  2. Identify why the first step to changing an overwhelming response to anxiety is accepting the perceived threat as something the client can approach and change.
  3. Implement strategies to help clients transform their fear into a challenge to be met or a puzzle to be solved.

Outline
Introduction to anxiety disorders and treatment methods

Experiencing the treatment of anxiety disorders

Question and answer session with Reid Wilson and concluding remarks

Copyright : 03/18/2016

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

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Effective Handouts & Worksheets for Depression

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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

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Effective Handouts & Worksheets for Depression

Copyright : 06/02/2014

A Mindful Yoga Practice for Healing Depression

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Objectives

  1. Incorporate at least two yoga practices for depression that can be adapted in clinical practice.
  2. Determine how breathing skills can be incorporated into treatment to help regulate emotions.

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Copyright : 01/05/2015