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Treatment Resistant Anxiety, Worry & Panic: 60 Effective Strategies

Program Information

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

  • Examples of Worry Spirals and Panic Spirals
  • The Empirical Evidence
  • 3 Benefits of Catching Anxiety Early
  • Reminders for Catching Anxiety Early
Mindfulness
  • Move Toward Relaxation vs. Away From Anxiety
  • Process vs. Command
  • Present Focus – Mindfulness as a Relaxation Tool
  • Acceptance
  • Observation of Thoughts and Emotion
  • Labeling of Thoughts and Emotions
  • Observation and Labeling Game
Self-Controlled Desensitization (SCD)
  • Rationale for SCD
  • Formal SCD
  • In-Session SCD
  • Active Relaxation
Cognitive Therapy
  • Find Alternative Thoughts
  • The Role of “Shoulds” and “Need To’s”
  • Changing to “Want To’s”
  • The Humor of Worry
  • Dealing with Superstitious Worry
  • Limitations of research and CBT Interventions
Problem Solving
  • Worry Prevents Problem Solving – Evidence
  • 4 Ways to do Problem Solving
OCD-like Symptoms in Panic and Worry
  • Dangers of a Poor Assessment
  • Stop encouraging Avoidance and Escape
  • Assess for Negative Reinforcement
  • Removing Crutches
  • Traditional Exposure
  • Interoceptive Exposure for Panic
  • Finding and Flooding “The Real Worry”
  • Risks Associated with Treatment of Panic
  • Related Research Limitations
Reduce Tension and Increase Energy
  • Progressive-Muscle Relaxation
  • Quick Alternatives to PMR
  • Energy Conservation
Problems That Are Often Treatment Resistant and How to Approach them
  • Hypochondriasis and Fear of Untimely Death
  • Perfectionism
  • Subjugation
  • Catastrophizing/Intolerance of Uncertainty
  • Procrastination

Copyright : 11/03/2016

The Ten Best-Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques

Program Information

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

  • The causes of panic, generalized anxiety and social anxiety that help select treatment
  • Differential diagnosis in children - ADD and ASD
  • Treatment approaches that change brain function for long-lasting recovery
  • The impact of insomnia in generalized anxiety

Techniques That Work to Modulate Physiology  

  • The right way to teach and use diaphragmatic breathing
  • Develop the 4 competencies of stress management
  • Utilize different types of relaxation and discuss their use in different types of anxiety disorders
  • Four important lifestyle changes everyone can make to reduce anxiety

Techniques for Treating Cognitive Problems of Anxiety and Panic  

  • The best thought-replacement methods for worry and rumination
  • Clear the mind of ruminative and racing thoughts
  • Know when anger triggers anxiety and how to work with it in worried clients
  • How to stop worry before it happens

Techniques for Managing Social Anxiety

  • Apply the “Three Deep Breaths and Good Preparation” model to construct treatment goals for social anxiety
  • Structure cognitive change through planned “counter-cognitions”
  • Apply ‘in vivo exposure’ techniques that optimize recovery from 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

  • Protocol to apply to all anxiety disorders
  • Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other specific anxiety disorder treatment methods

Experiencing the treatment of anxiety disorders

  • Video demonstrations of cognitive behavioral therapy in-session
  • Summary and analysis video sessions
  • Discussion of anxiety and trauma

Question and answer session with Reid Wilson and concluding remarks

  • Final remarks about in-session videos
  • Reid Wilson answers audience questions about treating anxiety disorders
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

  • 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

A Mindful Yoga Practice for Healing Depression

Program Information

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.

Outline

  • Introduction
  • Follow along guided yoga practice with modifications

Copyright : 01/05/2015