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ACT with Anxiety: Help Clients Get Unstuck from Anxiety and Enrich Their Lives


Faculty:
Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC058734
Brochure Code:
PWZ86706
Media Type:
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Description

As a therapist, it’s likely you treat stress and anxiety successfully with techniques like relaxation almost every day. But have you noticed that some clients seem to just get worse, despite your best efforts? That the more you work to reduce the stress or the anxiety, the worse it gets?

Teaching relaxation, coping or distress tolerance skills may be fine for surviving a crisis, but in the long run, they often subtly reinforce avoidance of thoughts and feelings. Even talking about anxiety week after week in therapy can become a form of avoidance! Worse still, the struggle with anxiety can become ingrained in clients’ sense of identity, and their lives become very restricted and without purpose or meaning.

Join ACT expert and author Dr. Richard Sears as he brings the principles of ACT to life with his wisdom, humor, and passion. He’ll help you transform your clients’ relationship with their anxieties to help them build a life worth living. You’ll learn how to skillfully use:

  • Acceptance and mindfulness processes to help clients relate differently to anxious thoughts and feelings
  • Commitment and behavioral change processes to help them flexibly move in the direction of a more meaningful life

From explaining the ins and outs of ACT with anxiety using everyday metaphors and samples, Dr. Sears’ provides dozens of techniques that can transform your clients’ suffering in the very first session!

And as an added bonus, you’ll receive an EXCLUSIVE 25% OFF discount on Dr. Sears’ ACT with Anxiety and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox books— when you purchase either or both with registration!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. 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 cepesi@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.

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.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 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. 


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CCAPP-EI)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1021. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (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 6.0 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Mississippi Addiction Counselors

The Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP) recognizes courses and providers that are approved by NAADAC. This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for a total of 6.25 ceus in the area(s) of C2. 


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider # 20210032. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 6.25 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. 


Alaska Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Alaska Counselors. The Board of Professional Counselors (12 AAC 62.320) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling from providers approved by NAADAC. This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.


Arizona Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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. 


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 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Connecticut Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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 the Association of Social Work Boards (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work CE statements for this program.


Delaware Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Delaware Counselors. The Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals (Admin Code: Title 24: Chapter 30) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling and approved by NAADAC. This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.


District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 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 7.0 contact hours. 


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 6.25 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 contact hours.


Indiana Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Iowa Counselors

CE credit is available. This live activity consists of 6.25 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.


Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.5 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.


Maryland Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction for Maryland Counselors. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board. This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.


Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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.


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 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


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 6.25 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


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 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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.


South Carolina Counselors

This program has been approved for 6.0 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.


South Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.  


Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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.


Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 6.0 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.


Utah Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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.


Virginia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 6.25 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 6.25 contact hours. 


Wisconsin Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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 of the Association of Social Work Boards (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work CE statements for this program.


California Licensed Educational Psychologists

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 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 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. 


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 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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 6.25 continuing education credits.


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 6.0 credits. 


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 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


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 6.25 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


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 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This program has been approved for 6.0 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.


Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 6.0 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.


South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 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.


Alaska Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


Arizona Psychologists

This activity consists of 380 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.


Arkansas Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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. 

 


California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


Colorado Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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. 


Connecticut Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25  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 6.25  continuing education credit hours.


Delaware Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25  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.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.


Georgia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


Hawaii Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25  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.


Idaho Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25  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.


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 6.0 contact hours.


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 6.25 continuing education hours for Iowa Psychologists.


Kansas Psychologists

This live activity consists of 6.25 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.


Kentucky Psychologists

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. This activity will qualify for 6.25 contact hours.


Maine Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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.


Maryland Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


Mississippi Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


Missouri Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


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 6.25 instructional hours. Please save the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity.


Nebraska Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


Nevada Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


New Jersey Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


New Mexico Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


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 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 


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 6.25  hours of continuing education credit. 


Oklahoma Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


Oregon Psychologists

This live activity consists of 6.25 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.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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.


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 380 minutes of continuing education instruction.


Texas Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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. 


Utah Psychologists

This live activity consists of 6.25 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.


Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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.


Washington Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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.


West Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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.


Wisconsin Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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 & 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 6.0 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 6.0 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.


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, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate. 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 (NASW)

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-5961) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.


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 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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 6.3 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.


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 6.25 continuing education credits.


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 6.0 contact hours.


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 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


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 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


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 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 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. 



Handouts/Brochure

Faculty

Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP's Profile

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Director

Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation


Richard W. Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is in private practice for both therapy and consultation. Dr. Sears has served as a clinical supervisor for 15 years in addition to teaching doctoral level supervision and consultation courses. He holds several academic appointments, including the Department of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences with the UC College of Medicine. Dr. Sears is also a psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and with Alliance Integrative Medicine.

A sought-after professional speaker, Dr. Sears has provided hundreds of seminars on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness around the world, and is the author of over a dozen books, including the forthcoming ACT with Anxiety (2020), The CBT & Mindfulness Toolbox (2017), Mindfulness: Living through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment (2014) and Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals (2006). He is also a fifth-degree black belt in Ninjutsu, once serving as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama of Tibet. He has a PhD in Buddhist Studies, and received ordination in three traditions, as well as recognition as a Zen master, experiences that have greatly enriched his understanding of and passion for teaching the principles of mindfulness and ACT.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Richard Sears maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of Cincinnati, Alliance Integrative Medicine, and Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Sears receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Richard Sears is the director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation. He has professional affiliations with the American Board of Professional Psychology, the Academy of the American Board of Clinical Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, and the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology.


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: 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. Determine the idiographic factors that maintain vicious cycles of anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors for each individual client.
  2. Investigate what really matters to clients to enhance motivation and willingness to engage in the work of therapy.
  3. Utilize metaphors to foster a more flexible sense of self in the service of creating a life worth living.
  4. Apply new research on metacognition, defusion, and acceptance to change your client’s relationship to anxious thoughts and feelings.
  5. Employ mindfulness exercises to undermine automatic reactions that maintain the anxiety response.
  6. Formulate individualized behavioral activation plans to help clients take measurable steps toward a more fulfilling life.

Outline

The Anxiety Trap and How to ACT
  • From natural stress response to chronic reactivity
  • How anxiety about anxiety leads to a restricted life
  • Conceptualizing GAD, panic, OCD, health anxiety, and PTSD from an ACT frame
  • Toward process-focused treatment versus techniques
Help Clients Set Their Life’s Course
Don’t Let Anxiety “Drive the Bus”
  • Use “the voice” of anxiety to discern values
  • Define a life worth living alongside anxiety
  • Design exposures to coincide with values
  • Exercise: Bus metaphor
Anxiety as Control Attempt:
Let Go of What Is Not Working
  • Myths and truths of thought suppression
  • Dig deeper into the control pit
  • Increase psychological flexibility in the face of anxiety
  • Metaphor Exercise: Creative helplessness to get rid of anxiety
Clients Are Not Their Anxiety:
How to Expand the Sense of Self
  • Explain over-identification with anxiety
  • Shift from self-as-content to self-as-context with the anxious client
  • Metaphor Exercise: Expand the sense of self to put anxiety in context
Defusion:
Break Free from The Battle with Anxious Thinking
  • How internal representations develop in the human mind
  • How thoughts are conditioned with meaning and emotion
  • Reification of thoughts – why arguing with thoughts can make them worse
  • Brain programming – why clients cannot control or suppress thoughts long-term
  • Defusion – break the pattern of anxious spirals
  • Metaphor Exercise: Shift from being lost in the drama to aware of thoughts as they are
Acceptance:
Break Free from the Battle with Anxious Feelings
  • The nature, purpose, and psychophysiology of anxious feelings
  • Diving into feelings to uncouple them from thoughts and misinterpretations
  • Metaphor exercise for exposure therapy
  • Metaphor exercise for self-compassion
  • Metaphor exercise for shifting old feelings through memory reconsolidation
Just this Moment:
Break free from Future Worries and Past Regrets
  • Why our brains get lost in the past and the future
  • Help clients start from where they are
  • Eternity in this moment – the illusion of time
  • Mindfulness – experiencing reality through the senses versus mental representation
  • Explore anxiety with curiosity – math problem versus sunset
  • Exercise: Three minute mindfulness
Just Do It:
Take Committed Action
  • How to build momentum toward what really matters
  • Develop a realistic and workable action plan
  • Teach clients to act with anxiety
  • Why we cannot “try” - making the leap

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Therapists

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