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101 Practical Strategies for the Treatment of GAD, Panic, OCD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias and Insomnia


Faculty :
Jennifer L. Abel
Duration:
12 Hours 21 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 07, 2015
Product Code:
PPC048175
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Description

  • Clinically Relevant Techniques from a Clinician Who is an Expert in Treating Anxiety!
  • Creative Non-medication Treatment Methods
  • Use Technology to Treat Anxiety, Including YouTube Exposures,
  • Recording Relaxation and Exposure Loops, and the Best Apps
  • Innovative Mindfulness Strategies that Melt Panic and Anxiety
  • Effectively Treat Insomnia, Tension, Headaches, Fatigue, Irritability and More!

So many times in my practice I’ve met new clients who’ve seen multiple therapists and have tried an array of medications, only to continue to be plagued with unrelenting anxiety. When they show up at my office they are frustrated and nearly hopeless.

After studying the latest research, working with experts in the field, and almost exclusively treating clients with anxiety disorders for more than 20 years, I can help even the most treatment resistant clients.

Since the early days of my clinical career, I have developed creative, yet simple, methods that have been vital to providing relief for chronic anxiety. These techniques are easy to implement and can help your clients quickly achieve therapeutic results.

Attend this two-day intensive seminar and develop the skills you need to help your clients overcome worry, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, social anxiety and insomnia.

Effectively Target and Transform Clients with Difficult Problems such as:

  • Hypochondriasis
  • Perfectionism
  • Subjugation
  • Catastrophizing
  • Intolerance of uncertainty
  • Procrastination

Through several demonstrations and hands-on exercises, you will develop the skills to help even the toughest anxious and sleep-deprived clients. We will explore progressive relaxation, observation and acceptance strategies, time management, mindful labeling, postponing worry, interoceptive exposure, stimulus control, sleep-restriction therapy and much more.

If you are dealing with clients who:

  • Have trouble committing to treatment
  • Want to break their dependency on medication
  • Can’t sleep despite trying everything
  • Believe their panic is medically based
  • Trapped in habits that reinforce their fears and anxiety

Then you will be glad you attended this conference!

See you there!

Jennifer L. Abel, Ph.D.

OUTLINE

TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR ANXIETY

Trying NOT to Worry Makes it Worse: The White Bear Research

  • Treatments to circumvent the White Bear Phenomenon
    • Moving Toward relaxation
    • Process vs. command
    • Postpone worry
    • Acceptance

Mindfulness

  • Mindful acceptance:
    • 5 metaphors
    • Observe and label thoughts and emotions
  • Mindfulness as relaxation
    • Being in the present
    • Active and quiet mindfulness
    • Game and demonstrations

Cognitive Therapy

  • A quicker and better way – B3s
  • Hands-on exercises to find alternative thoughts
  • “Shoulds” and “Wants”
  • Finding humor in worry

Progressive Relaxation (PR)

  • 8 benefits of PR
  • Signaling and timing
  • Patter
  • Debriefing and home practice instructions
  • Alternatives to PR -Tin Man to Scarecrow and sponge absorbing tension

Problem Solving Strategies

  • Worry prevents problems solving
  • Mindfully label problems
  • Brainstorming
  • Postpone worry to problem solving times
  • Problem solving worksheet

Exposure Strategies

  • Negative reinforcement in anxiety
  • Metaphor – Little Shop of Horrors
  • Assess for negative reinforcement
  • Remove crutches that negatively reinforce
  • Traditional in vivo exposure
  • Imaginal exposure
  • Video exposure
  • Flooding the thoughts and words
  • Interoceptive exposure
  • Response prevention

Make Your Own Recordings:

  • Record for free
  • Turn recordings into MP3s
  • Make loops for verbal exposure
  • Make relaxation recordings
  • Transport large MP3s to clients for free

SPECIFIC PROGRAMS FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS AND INSOMNIA

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Worry spirals
  • 3 benefits of catching anxiety early and evidence this works.
  • 12 reminders to catch anxiety early
  • Self-controlled desensitization (SCD)
  • Applied or active relaxation

OCD

  • In vivo exposure and response prevention
  • Alternative exposures
  • Covert obsessions (normalizing, flooding thoughts and singing words)
  • Contamination fears
  • Mindfulness and OCD

Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks

  • New panic attack specifier
  • Interoceptive exposure
  • Explain what caused that first panic attack
  • Anxiety sensitivity
  • When panic looks like OCD
  • Anxiety spiral in panic
  • Benzodiazepenes make panic worse
  • Nighttime panic

Agoraphobia and Specific Phobia

  • Rule out fear of panic
  • Exposures:
    • In vivo
    • Imaginal
    • Flood the fear verbally
    • YouTube and other Internet options
  • Three Common Specific Phobias - flying, emetophobia, acrophobia

Social Anxiety

  • 3 components of social anxiety: skills deficit, cognitive distortions, physiological anxiety
  • Normalize social anxiety
  • Social skills training - eye contact, open ended questions, listening, improving affect
  • Exposure: in vivo, role play, flooding thoughts
  • Coping strategies
  • Speech phobia

Insomnia

  • Rule out other sleep disorders and medical causes
  • Treatments for insomnia:
    • Worry postponement and problem solving before bed
    • Sleep hygiene and several stimulus control strategies
    • Creating a sleep rhythm by addressing schedules, naps and lighting
    • The win-win trick
    • Relaxation strategies

TREATMENT RESISTANT ANXIETY

When CBT isn’t Effective Enough

  • Rule out ADHD, depression and medical issues
  • Encourage emotional processing
  • Address lifestyle habits
  • Psychotropic medications
  • When CBT and medication doesn’t work:
    • Increase emotional processing
    • Experiential techniques
    • Address interpersonal problems shown to interfere with CBT

Personality Traits Associated with Anxiety and What To Do:

  • Hypochondriasis and fear of untimely death - postponing, flooding, etc.
  • Perfectionism - strategies for balance and better life
  • Subjugation - continue “the wants” stop negatively reinforcing fear and guilt
  • Catastrophizing/intolerance of uncertainty - postpone, address superstitions and worry
  • Procrastination - planned procrastination and creating small goals.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify the anxiety spiral in order to catch worry and panic early.
  2. Outline alternatives to CBT when CBT is ineffective in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia.
  3. Recognize 5 client habits that cause or contribute to anxiety including perfectionism, subjugation, procrastination, hypochondria, and catastrophizing and intolerance of uncertainty.
  4. Discover how to use technology to treat anxiety, including audio recordings for relaxation, verbal exposure loops and video exposure.
  5. Demonstrate progressive relaxation to treat tension headaches, fatigue, insomnia, chronic pain, muscle tension and high blood pressure.
  6. Discuss the cycle of negative reinforcement and stop it by using the latest and most effective methods of exposure and response prevention.
  7. List 4 unique mindfulness techniques to treat worry, OCD, panic and phobias, including mindful labeling and a mindfulness game.
  8. Show how to use exposure therapy and mindfulness to treat obsessive compulsive disorder.
  9. Explain when to use interoceptive and other exposures to treat panic attacks and when to utilize coping strategies.
  10. Develop skills to treat all 3 aspects of social anxiety: skills deficits, irrational beliefs and physiological anxiety.
  11. Use the most effective methods for treating agoraphobia and simple phobias, including flying phobia, emetophobia, acrophobia and claustrophobia.
  12. Determine if sleep disorders or other medical problems interfere with sleep when trying to treat insomnia.
  13. Identify at least 12 effective ways to treat insomnia without medication.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: This activity is designed to qualify for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and Other in Caring Professions

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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Addiction Counselors (Self-Study)

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Addiction Counselors - Connecticut (Self-Study)

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #: OS-03-036-1017. This self-study package meets the qualifications for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit.


Counselors - National (Self-Study)

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage & Family Therapists (Self-Study)

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Nurses - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 for 12.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.5 self-study contact hours.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


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This self-study material qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


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** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this self-study package. Course Level: All Levels.


Social Workers - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this self-study package. Course Level: Intermediate. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - New York (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Expires: 12/31/2017.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania (Self-Study)

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB.  This course will qualify for 12.5 self-study credits.  Full attendance is required, variable credits may not be awarded per the Pennsylvania State Board.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


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Ph.D.

Jennifer L. Abel, Ph.D, is an international speaker and clinical psychologist who has specialized in cognitive-behavioral and integrative treatment of anxiety disorders for over 20 years. Before opening a private practice, she served as the associate director of the Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute at Penn State under the direction of the leading expert in Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) T.D. Borkovec. Weekly brainstorming sessions with Dr. Borkovec and Dr. Lytle led to the development of numerous innovative techniques based on evidence-based approaches that effectively treat anxiety disorders and related problems such as insomnia, irritability and fatigue.

Dr. Abel, a scientist-practitioner, has many articles published in professional journals on the topic of anxiety and she wrote a pamphlet about GAD for ABCT. She has been quoted by several popular magazines (e.g., Health, Prevention, Glamour) for her expertise in worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Dr. Abel presents speaking engagements to the public (e.g., Working Women’s Survival Show), as well as to professionals (e.g. Australian Psychological Society; Anxiety Disorders Association of America). She has appeared on “Great Day” KMOV TV (CBS Affiliate) to discuss anxiety and phobias. Her first book Active Relaxation received outstanding reviews from mental health care professionals and anxious readers alike. Her second book, Treatment Resistant Anxiety, Worry, and Panic, received praise from top experts in anxiety management.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Abel is in private practice. She receives compensation as a self-published author. Jennifer Abel receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Abel has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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