Panic is an insidious trick that makes your clients fear simple, everyday things: driving, shopping, socializing, traveling and more. The first attack comes out of nowhere, and then panic tricks them into responding in precisely the ways that invite the panic back, again and again. The panic trick is highly effective and has drawn millions of people into panic attacks and phobias. You can help your clients outsmart and beat this trick. This book shows you how, with a step-by-step guide from panic to recovery. The proven methods in this book show how to identify the panic trick and empower your clients with the tools to address their fears and solve this debilitating problem.
Effective treatment methods for anxiety disorders were just starting to enter the mainstream when David Carbonell, PhD, began his career as a psychologist over 25 years ago. He’s been helping people overcome fears and phobias, and developing new treatment strategies, ever since. Blending humor, compassion, and acceptance with cognitive behavioral methods, Dr. Carbonell, a sought-after presenter, has taught his unique treatment methods to more than 5,000 mental health professionals at workshops across the country.
Dr. Carbonell is the “Coach” at www.anxietycoach.com, a popular self-help site, as well as the author of The Worry Trick (New Harbinger Publications, 2016) and Panic Attacks Workbook (Ulysses Press, 2004). He’s the founding member of The Therapy Players, an improvisational comedy troupe of psychotherapists, and a frequent speaker at annual conferences of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He has a unique blend of CBT, ACT, Metacognitive Therapy to offer people with anxiety disorders, and the professionals who treat them, and it’s his goal for you to leave armed with an approach, and numerous specific tools, that you can use the next day.
Clinicians rave about David’s guiding formulation of the Anxiety Trick, the simple, humorous language with which he describes it, and the way he helps you translate it into practical, powerful interventions. Join him for a day and go home ready to use innovative new strategies for helping anxious clients, bypassing many of the usual obstacles to progress as you guide your clients to recovery.
Financial: Dr. David Carbonell maintains a private practice. He is an author with Ulyeses Press and New Harbinger Press and recieves royalties. Dr. Carbonell receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. David Carbonell is a member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Illinois Psychological Association.
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