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2-Day Anxiety Certification Masterclass: Brain-Based Strategies for Panic, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, GAD, OCD & PTSD


Speaker:
Catherine Pittman Ph.D., PhD, HSPP
Duration:
Two Full Days
Product Code:
LWC059668
Brochure Code:
PWZ90778
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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Normal Price:      $459.99 - Now:  $79.99 - Exclusive offer when combined with this live training.
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Description

If you want to be successful at helping your clients manage anxiety, understanding the emotional responses of the amygdala and the cognitive processes in the cortex is crucial.

Join the esteemed neuroscience and anxiety expert, Catherine M. Pittman, PhD, HSPP, in this intensive 2-Day Anxiety Certification Masterclass. With clear and accessible language, Dr. Pittman will guide you through the complex neuroscience underpinning anxiety, emphasizing the pivotal role of the amygdala in perpetuating anxiety symptoms.

You’ll learn practical applications to therapy that will not only alleviate your client’s anxiety but also induce positive, lasting changes in the way their brain responds to anxiety and fear. Through engaging case examples, experiential activities, and reproducible handouts, you’ll discover first-hand how to:

  • Target amygdala and cortex to provide maximum relief from anxiety symptoms
  • Identify client’s origin of anxiety and help them understand their fight/flight/ freeze response
  • Accurately diagnose anxiety disorders and anxiety-based disorders, including Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, & PTSD
  • Quiet the vagus nerve using breathing and meditation exercises
  • Increase tolerance to anxiety and retrain the amygdala through exposure techniques
  • Establish healthy levels of amygdala activation using sleep and yoga exercises
  • Reduce cognitions that produce anxiousness with cognitive restructuring techniques

Register today to embark on a transformative journey with our 2-Day Anxiety Certification Masterclass! Upon completion, you’ll qualify for certification as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification signals to colleagues, employers, and clients that you’ve dedicated additional time and effort to comprehend the intricacies of anxiety counseling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCATP for details.

Don’t miss this opportunity to demystify the brain and help your clients conquer their anxiety!


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)*!
  • Simply complete this live event and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CCATP certification from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.
*Professional and clinical experience standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCATP for professional requirements.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are 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 info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 12.5 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This educational offering consists of 12.5 clock hour(s) 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 this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Counselors - Arizona Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Arizona Counselors. The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, pursuant to A.A.C. R4-6-802, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling and approved by a national professional association of counseling, social work or substance abuse counseling. PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


Counselors - California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level level activity consists of 12.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - Connecticut Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut Counselors. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying continuing education activity if approved by a national professional association of social work (Sec. 20-195cc-3). PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


Counselors - District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 15.0 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 CE hours. 


Counselors - Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits. 


Counselors - Georgia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 related continuing education credit hours for Georgia Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Counselors stated in the rules and regulations of the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage Therapists (Chapter 135-9(f)(3)) state that continuing education programs sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved for related hours. Georgia Counselors may earn up to 15 related hours toward their continuing education requirements per biennial licensure cycle. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Idaho Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Idaho Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (24.15.01; Section 375; 425. Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.

 


Counselors - Illinois Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Illinois Counselors. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Administrative Code Section 1375.220(c), confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by a Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor approved by the Division. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Counselors - Indiana Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Indiana Counselors. The Rules of the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (839 IAC 1·6·2) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by another state’s mental health counselor board. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Counselors - Iowa Counselors

CE credit is available. This live activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Iowa Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure, IAC 645–32.3(154D,272C). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for four years in your CE records.


Counselors - Kansas Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Kansas Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Regulation 102-3-10a) for Professional Counselors. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 15.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Mississippi Counselors

CE credit is available. This live course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Mississippi Counselors. The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Rule 6.2 allows live continuing education not pre-approved by the Board if relevant to counseling and presented by someone at the master’s level or above and trained in the mental health field or related services. CEH will be subject to approval by the Board at the time of renewal. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records. Full attendance is required.


Counselors - Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Counselors - Nebraska Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Nebraska Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (Title 172: Chapter 94: 012). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Counselors - New Hampshire Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for New Hampshire Counselors. The Regulations of the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying Category A continuing education activity if provided by an organization recognized by national social worker associations (Mhp 402.02(b)). PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Counselors - North Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 15.0 continuing education clock hours for North Dakota Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners (Article 97-02-01-06). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-1139772


Counselors - Pennsylvania Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Pennsylvania Counselors. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors confirms under 49 Pa. Code S.49.36 that CE providers approved by the ACE Program of the Association of Social Work Boards meet the Board standards and qualify as approved providers. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - Rhode Island Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Rhode Island Counselors. The Rhode Island Code of Regulations (216-RICR-40-05-11 (11.3.12.B)) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


Counselors - South Carolina Counselors

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Counselors - South Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for South Dakota Counselors. The South Dakota Administrative Rules (ARSD20:68:07) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


Counselors - South Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for South Dakota Counselors. The Rules of the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists, ARSD 20:68:07:24, confirm that the board will accept qualified continuing education programs accredited or approved by another state's counseling board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Counselors - Texas Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education hours for Texas Counselors. The Regulations of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (22 TAC 681.140) confirm acceptance of programs relevant to counseling that are approved by a national or state association of medical, mental or behavioral health professionals or a state governmental agency. Please see association and other state counseling board approvals for this program and retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Utah Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Utah Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing Act Rule, R156-60c. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Virginia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field offered by organizations that are approved by a counseling board in another state (18VAC115-20-105). PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours. 


Counselors - Wisconsin Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Wisconsin Counselors. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (MPSW 19) accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling by approved providers recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - Wyoming Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Wyoming Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Board (Chapter 14, Section 4). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 12.75 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Synchronous distance.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 12.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers - Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Social Workers - Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota Social Workers

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


Social Workers - Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Social Workers - New York Social Workers

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 #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Social Workers - Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-1139772


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Psychologists - Alaska Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Psychologists. The Alaska Statutes and Regulations section 12 AAC 60.300 (b) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Arizona Psychologists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Psychologists - Arkansas Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Arkansas Psychologists. Section 9.1.A(2)(a) of the Arkansas Psychology Board Rules and Regulations confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

 


Psychologists - California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for California Psychologists. The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of psychology and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Colorado Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Colorado Psychologists. The Colorado State Board of Examiners Rule 20 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


Psychologists - Connecticut Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5  continuing education credit hours for Connecticut Psychologists. CT Gen Stat Sec. 20-191c Continuing Education (b)(3) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars. PESI, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars with multiple national CE approvals. This course consists of 12.5  continuing education credit hours.


Psychologists - Delaware Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5  continuing education credit hours for Delaware Psychologists. This course meets the continuing education requirements specified in Section 10.0 of the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists Rules and Regulations. Please keep your program brochure and certificate of attendance to support the following criteria: relevance, stated objectives, qualified faculty and attendance.


Psychologists - Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.


Psychologists - Georgia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Georgia Psychologists. The Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Chapter 510-8, Section 3 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Hawaii Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5  continuing education credit hours for Hawaii Psychologists. Hawaii Revised Statutes Sec. 465-11 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by state or provincial psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Psychologists - Idaho Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5  continuing education credit hours for Idaho Psychologists. The Rules of the Idaho State Board of Psychologists Examiners, Section 402, confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers offered in association with or under the auspices of a state psychological association. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Psychologists - Illinois Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Psychologists - Iowa Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Board of Psychology (IAC Subrule 241.3(1) general criteria) and to qualify for 12.5 continuing education hours for Iowa Psychologists.


Psychologists - Kansas Psychologists

This live activity consists of 12.5 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Kansas Board of Psychology. PESI is a nationally accredited provider of continuing education. Please retain the activity advertisement and certificate of attendance for your CE records.


Psychologists - Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists, approved provider #202312H. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours.


Psychologists - Maine Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Maine Psychologists. Pursuant to Board Rules Chapter 8 Section 3 (2), PESI courses directly relating to the practice of psychology are approved by the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists because PESI has been approved to offer continuing education for Psychologists by a state regulatory board having legal jurisdiction over the practice of psychology. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399.


Psychologists - Maryland Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Maryland Psychologists. Pursuant to COMAR 10.36.02, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Mississippi Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Mississippi Psychologists. The Continuing Education For Psychologists Section of the Mississippi Board of Psychology website confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Missouri Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Missouri Psychologists. The Rules of Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration Division 2235-State Committee of Psychologists Chapter-Continuing Education (1) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Montana Psychologists

This live activity is designed to meet the criteria requirements of the Montana Board of Psychologists and is a PESI-approved continuing education and qualifies for 12.5 instructional hours. Please save the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity.


Psychologists - Nebraska Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Nebraska Psychologists. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure, Title 172, Chapter 55 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Nevada Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Nevada Psychologists. The State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners, NAC 641.1363 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - New Jersey Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for New Jersey Psychologists. The New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 13 Law and Public Safety, Chapter 42, Board of Psychological Examiners, Section 13:42-10.21 Continuing Education Programs, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - New Mexico Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for New Mexico Psychologists. The New Mexico State Board of Psychologist Examiners 16.22.9.9 CPE Program Categories A(1)(c) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - New York Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0014. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Psychologists - North Carolina Psychologists

This course is designed to meet the Category B Requirements of the North Carolina Psychology Board, provided it is within the scope of practice of psychology. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 


Psychologists - North Dakota Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for North Dakota Psychologists. The North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners, pursuant to 66-03-01-03, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs for content related to practice authorized in North Dakota (century code 43-32) for programs approved by certain ce associations. When printing your certificate, please include any national social work approvals.


Psychologists - Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 standard hours of continuing education credit. 


Psychologists - Oklahoma Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Psychologists. The Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists’ Recognized Sponsors of Continuing Education confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Oregon Psychologists

This live activity consists of 12.5 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Oregon Board of Psychology. Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Psychologists - Pennsylvania Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Pennsylvania Psychologist. The Pennsylvania Board of Psychology, 41.59(d)(3) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - South Carolina Psychologists

This course is designed to meet the Category B Requirements of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, provided it is within your scope of practice of psychology. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction.


Psychologists - South Dakota Psychologists

This live activity consists of 12.5 hours of continuing education instruction for South Dakota Psychologists and is related to the practice of psychology.


Psychologists - Tennessee Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course is designed to meet Type II CE of the Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology. The Board accepts approvals by any recognized national credentialing body. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 


Psychologists - Texas Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 professional development credit hours for Texas Psychologists. Pursuant to Board rule 461.11, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts programs by formally organized groups providing professional development that is directly related to the practice of psychology; and professional associations relating to other mental health professions such as social work. PESI is a formally organized group dedicated to providing professional development programs for psychologists, social workers and other mental health professions. 


Psychologists - Utah Psychologists

This live activity consists of 12.5 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing for psychologists.  Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Psychologists - Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists. The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Psychologists - Washington Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Washington Psychologists. The Washington Examining Board of Psychology recognizes continuing education activities sponsored by regional or state psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Psychologists - West Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for West Virginia Psychologists. The West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists’ Guidelines For Continuing Education confirm acceptance of continuing education programs from CE providers who are approved through NASP or State Boards or Associations of Psychology. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Psychologists - Wisconsin Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Wisconsin Psychologists. The State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services under Wis. Administrative Code Chapter PSY 4 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology by providers that are approved for Category 1 AMA credit. This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level activity consists of 12.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI 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 activity qualifies for 12.5 credits. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-1139772


Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapists. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-02-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of Marital and Family Therapists shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for marital and family therapy in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Addiction Counselors - Generic

This 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.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CCAPP-EI)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #:OS-03-036-1025. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEHs (continuing education hours).


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category C activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEUs (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

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


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider # 20240032. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 continuing education minutes 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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Catherine Pittman Ph.D., PhD, HSPP's Profile

Catherine Pittman Ph.D., PhD, HSPP Related seminars and products

Saint Mary's College


Catherine M. Pittman, PhD, HSPP, is a professor of psychology at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. Dr. Pittman is the author of the popular book, Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry. She has a background in cognitive behavioral therapy, neuropsychology, fear-conditioning research, and treated anxiety-based disorders in clinical practice for over 25 years. Catherine’s experience makes her uniquely qualified to provide a clear understanding of neuroscience and how that informs the selection and application of successful anxiety treatment strategies. She regularly presents workshops at national conferences and national webinars on anxiety treatment and is an active member of the public education committee of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Catherine Pittman maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Saint Mary's College. She is an author with New Harbinger, Foliadeux Press, and PESI Publishing and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Catherine Pittman is a member of the Benzodiazepine Information Coalition and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: Each day there will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Objectives

  1. Create a psychoeducation program that clearly explains the roles of the amygdala and cortex in perpetuating anxiety disorders and how to target both for effective treatment of anxiety symptoms.
  2. Teach clients how to interpret the language of the amygdala, facilitating improved treatment engagement, and enhancing overall levels of functioning.
  3. Train clients how to label their anxiety-related experiences in order to effectively target symptoms and promote mindfulness.
  4. Assess physical and cognitive symptoms of anxiety to accurately diagnose, tailor treatment plans, monitor progress, and engage clients in a brain-based, empowering therapeutic process.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to apply DSM-5-TR™ criteria to differentially diagnose various anxiety disorders and identify common comorbidities with other disorders including depression.
  6. Integrate exposure techniques to increase client’s tolerance to anxiety when it is clinically appropriate to do so.
  7. Design client-tailored strategies such as exercise and sleep interventions to calm the amygdala.
  8. Teach clients breathing exercises to quiet the amygdala and stimulate the vagus nerve in and out of session.
  9. Integrate cognitive restructuring techniques to reduce cognitions that produce anxious responding by igniting amygdala activation.
  10. Recognize the indications for medication referrals in the treatment of anxiety disorders and ways to promote their effective use.
  11. Evaluate the relationship of the cortex to the amygdala and their contributions to anxiety as it relates to treatment strategies.
  12. Demonstrate the ability to accurately diagnose anxiety disorders, engage clients in goal-setting, and train client’s to identify the role of their amygdala in symptoms.

Outline

THE NEUROSCIENCE OF THE AMYGDALA’S ROLE IN GENERATING FEAR AND ANXIETY

Amygdala’s Role in Defending Us from Danger & Creating Anxiety-Producing Memories

  • How the Amygdala:
    • Perceives threat and triggers the body’s fear response
    • Learns and contributes to the formation of emotional memories and behaviors
    • Communicates, processes, and regulates emotions

Teach Clients How the Brain Creates Their Anxiety

  • Two Brain Pathways that Produce Anxiety:
    • How the amygdala triggers emotion with fight, flight, freeze response
    • How the cortex activates the amygdala
    • Why it’s essential to target both for maximum relief
    • Help clients recognize where their physical symptoms are coming from: Anxiety survey and examples
    • Promote mindfulness

Diagnose Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety-Based Disorders

  • Accurately use DSM-5-TR ™ to Diagnose:
    • Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, & PTSD
    • Tips for differential diagnosis
    • Comorbidity of Major Depressive Disorder
    • Case examples throughout

Psychoeducation that Promotes Motivation and Engagement in Anxiety Treatment

  • Teach Clients How:
    • The brain creates anxiety, worry, and panic
    • To connect the amygdala to their anxiety concerns: Worksheets on where anxiety begins, explanations, examples
    • The amygdala needs vivid experiences to learn
    • To train their amygdala to be less reactive
    • Avoiding anxiety is dangerous
    • Limitations of research and potential risks
    • Case examples throughout

CLINICAL GUIDE TO EFFECTIVELY REDUCE FEAR AND ANXIETY RESPONSES IN TREATMENT:

Connect Client’s Amygdala to Goal Setting: Examples

  • Address client’s complaints about their lives
  • How clients label their anxiety-related experiences can focus interventions
  • Help clients see how anxiety is blocking goals: Worksheets
  • Why goal setting is essential
  • Guidelines to draw out and identify goals
  • How/where anxiety interferes with client goals

How to Calm the Amygdala

  • Amygdala-focused Interventions:
    • Breathing exercises that calm amygdala and activate vagus nerve
    • Exercise that establish healthy levels of amygdala activation
    • Tips to engage clients in exercises and activities
    • Case examples provided throughout

Increase Tolerance to Anxiety: Exposure Techniques

  • Teach clients to communicate in the language of the amygdala
  • Importance of SUDS ratings for communicating with clients
  • Developeing a hierarchy
  • Seven general guidelines for exposure
  • Six tips for exposure effectiveness
  • Case examples provided throughout

How to Fight Anticipation and Worry

  • Cortex-Focused Interventions:
    • Cognitive approaches to target the cortex
    • Identify amygdala-activating cognitions with surveys
    • Remember “survival of the busiest” rule
    • You can’t erase, you must replace
    • The amygdala watches cortex television
    • Change the channel in the cortex
    • Case examples provided throughout

Incorporate Medication into Anxiety Treatment

  • Indications for medications
  • How to refer to physician, psychiatrist
  • Impact of SSRIs, SNRIs on cortex, amygdala
  • Impact of benzodiazepines on cortex, amygdala
  • Client education about medication use, effects

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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Total Reviews: 7

Comments

Sarah P

"Dr. Pittman was great. It's rare to find a training that synthesizes brain science with practical application so successfully. I'm really impressed. You can tell Dr. Pittman is a great teacher by how she interacted with us. Also very generous with her time at the end!"

Rachelle M

"This was a wonderful and very informative workshop. It has changed the way I think about treating anxiety with clients. I would like more information on how to apply to children "

Cynthia D

"Very nice, competent and helpful. She used current data and research too."

Melanie H

"It was great! I can't wait to learn more and practice using the skills."

Annette B

"Excellent seminar. The presenter was very knowledgable, engaging and was able to explain concepts in understandable terms "

Nicole S

"Fantastic course and all of the information is so useful!"

gale t

"Catherine presented her knowledge in a way that was easy to understand and she was very concerned about us understanding the material. Wonderful presenter."

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