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Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional: Two-Day Competency Training


Faculty:
Dr. Janene Donarski, PH.D., L.P., LMSW, CCATP
Duration:
Approx. 12 Hours
Copyright:
Feb 17, 2021
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV058735
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar | Live Webinar

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Description

Transform your practice with this intensive 2-day Anxiety Treatment Certification Training and get the skills, proven strategies, and interventions you need to take your treatment of anxiety to the next level!

You’ll learn how to more skillfully assess clients, differentiate between various anxiety presentations, fully engage clients in treatment, and effectively use tools from CBT, mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and contemplative practices to enhance clinical outcomes.

And expert guidance on combining brain-based principles, body-oriented techniques and traditional psychotherapeutic approaches will change the way you work with challenging clients whose anxiety is exacerbated by shame, self-judgement, and attachment issues.

Best of all, upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of anxiety counseling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCATP for details.

Purchase today, get the proven tools and techniques needed to move your most challenging anxiety clients forward!


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)*!
  • Simply complete this seminar 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 standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCATP for professional requirements.

Credits


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. 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 professions standards.



Faculty

Dr. Janene Donarski, PH.D., L.P., LMSW, CCATP's Profile

Dr. Janene Donarski, PH.D., L.P., LMSW, CCATP Related seminars and products

FTDC


Dr. Janene M. Donarski, PhD, LP, LMSW, CCATP, is a fully licensed clinical psychologist and licensed master social worker who works in counseling therapy as well as psychological testing for mental health issues. Dr. Donarski specializes in neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, adults and geriatric populations including head injury, organic issues, emotional and complex behavior disorders. Dr. Donarski works extensively with anxiety issues including panic, hypervigilance and PTSD. She trains others in techniques of relaxation, reduction of fear, and exposure therapies to reduce triggers and symptoms in daily life. She also assists in testing within the academic areas including ADHD, learning disabilities and autism for IEPs and/or 504 plans/behavior plans.

Dr. Donarski works with all population counseling/therapy, including individual, martial/couple, family, LGBTQ, and group counseling. She is a certified EMDR Level II counselor as well as a certified hypnotherapist and practitioner for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Time Line Therapy®.

Dr. Donarski is also experienced in working with victims of violence, foster care/adoption issues, sexual issues, as well as those who are seeking sex offender treatment. She often works with attorneys as a forensic psychologist/expert witness for legal cases involving custody, guardianship, social security benefits, and criminal cases. Dr. Donarski has spoken on a variety of mental health issues, including somatic ailments, behavioral disorders and mental health concerns in the geriatric population.

 

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janene Donarski has an employment relationship with Family Therapy & Development Centers, Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Janene Donarski is a member of the American Psychological Association; Michigan Psychological Association; and National Association of Social Workers.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Objectives

  1. Establish how stories and metaphors can be used as psychoeducational tools to explain the physiology of anxiety, and how contemplative approaches impact the anxious brain and body.
  2. Articulate distinctions in differentiating among anxiety disorders and assessing physical symptomatology.
  3. Provide an explanation of how medication impacts neuroplasticity and determine when medication serves to enhance or derail anxiety treatment.
  4. Specify how individualized, awareness-based interventions can be used by clinicians to enhance client efforts towards change and reduce avoidance.
  5. Communicate how evidence-based contemplative approaches can address self-judgment, worry, and negative thinking that can exacerbate anxiety symptoms.
  6. Characterize how visual meditations can increase clients’ ability to focus attention and reduce rumination.
  7. Analyze the research on the impacts of meditative movement on anxiety symptomology.
  8. Establish how breathing practices can interrupt obsessive thinking, ritualized behaviors, and reassurance seeking.
  9. Specify how treatment plans that employ reframing techniques can interrupt anxiety-producing thoughts.
  10. Assess whether attachment style impacts treatment outcomes amongst clients undergoing treatment for social anxiety disorder.
  11. Communicate how script-based, brief deep relaxation exercises can be implemented to increase feelings of safety and enhance emotional regulation.
  12. Explore how journaling can be used as a clinical tool to shift clients away from anxious thoughts and toward action-oriented change.

Outline

The Neurophysiology of Anxiety
  • Cognitive & amygdala pathways to anxiety
  • Autonomic nervous system responses
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Serotonin, dopamine and neurotransmitters
  • The role of brain derived neurotropic factors
  • The impacts of sleep and nutrition on the anxious brain
Assessment and Differential Diagnosis
  • DSM-5 classification of anxiety Disorder
  • Assessment from the whole person perspective
  • Clinical approaches for ambiguous anxiety presentations
    • Phobia vs. OCD
    • Trauma, Axis II, or both?
    • Distinguish anxiety from agitated depression
Biological Treatment of Anxiety: Impacts of Psychopharmacology & Nutraceuticals
  • How medication impacts neuroplasticity
  • Frequently prescribed medications
  • Common side effects
  • Evidence-based supplements
From Avoidance to Proactivity: Strategies to Engage and Sustain Client Motivation
  • Illustrate neuroscience concepts with stories & metaphors
  • Link contemplative practices to brain change
  • Address impasses with awareness based interviewing
  • Reframes – replacing old neural patterns
  • Co-create meaningful, values based-goals
Motivational Interviewing for Anxiety Treatment: Mobilizing & Sustaining Change
  • Elicit change talk
  • Elaborate on change indicators
  • Coalesce motivation for exposure treatment
  • Renew motivation when fear arises
Techniques to Address the Cognitive Pathway to Anxiety
  • Strategies to dismantle automatic thoughts, core beliefs
  • How to unwind troublesome thinking patterns
  • When life feels overwhelming – stemming the tide techniques
  • Apply Chain Analysis – when and how
Relaxation Skills: Help Clients Develop an Anxiety Resistant Brain
  • Wire in relaxed, alert mood with deep relaxation
  • Letting go with moment to moment exercises
  • Breath and movement strategies to deactivate panic
Antidotes to Shame, Guilt and Self-Judgement
  • How shame and self-judgement exacerbate anxiety
  • Tools to identify anxiety fuel
  • Appropriate & inappropriate guilt
  • Anxiety interventions for the shame prone client
  • Ease shame intensity with body witnessing and observing skills
  • Self-compassion inquiry - inviting in parts of the self
  • Counteract anxiety with gratitude
Attachment Anxiety
  • Untangle developmental roots
  • Contemplative applications - the Polyvagal Theory
  • Techniques to prime secure attachment
Movement and Visual Meditations for Anxiety Relief
  • Visual meditations for specific clinical concerns
  • Prepare with movement, imagery and sound
  • Draw from inner resources
  • Instill a new perspective with movement and writing
  • Individualized follow-up assignments
Mindful Recovery Tools for GAD and Social Anxiety
  • Three steps for moving from reactivity to responsiveness
  • Interrupt the worry cycle: from the meditation cushion to daily life
  • Mindful exploration – predictions vs. what happened
  • Bring curiosity to perceptions
  • Prime secure attachment for social anxiety
Meditation for OCD Management
  • How clients can recognize excessiveness
  • Titrate exposure with breathing practices
  • Reduce repetition with mindful response prevention
  • Overcome obsession with mantra & breath
Research and Limitations

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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