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Zeroing in on the Big Two:
A New Toolkit for Treating Depression & Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety... the two most common problems clients bring to psychotherapy today, but they remain some of the most challenging conditions to accurately and effectively assess and treat.

Yet new effective interventions have emerged and gained empirical support for nudging depressed clients into action, defeating panic, regulating negative mood patterns, interrupting the anxiety circle, and so much more.

Join today's leading innovators and experts, including Judith Beck, David Burns, Michael Yapko, Zindel Segal, Margaret Wehrenberg, Bill O’Hanlon, Danie Beaulieu, Steve Andreas, James Gordon, Reid Wilson, and Judith Belmont for an online video course that will fill your treatment toolbox with practical approaches to free your clients from anxiety and depression and help them rediscover hope.

You'll get concrete guidance on how to integrate today's most effective perspectives and methods into your current clinical approach to improve your client outcomes - and keep your practice on the cutting edge. Plus, you'll earn 16+ CE hours!


Zeroing in on the Big Two:
A New Toolkit for Treating Depression & Anxiety

$399.00 Value - Only $199.99
Earn 16+ CE Hours - Included in the Price!

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Fill your treatment toolbox with concrete, practical approaches to keep your practice on the cutting edge!
This online course includes 7 hour-long conversations on Depression and 5 hour-long conversations on Anxiety —
all with today's leading innovators, plus 2 bonus CE seminars.

7 Sessions on the Latest in Depression Treatment

Session 1

When Depression and Anxiety Co-Occur
Featuring Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Identify seven types of anxious/depressed clients and how to approach each one, including how to:

margaret wehrenberg-145 • Motivate the low-energy client and redirect the hopeless ruminative 
• Calm the panicky depressive and introduce choice with the worried exhausted client
• Break the routines of the quiet avoider and teach balance to the high-energy depressive
• Challenge the highly anxious depressed client

Margaret Wehrenberg specializes in anxiety treatment. She’s the author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and  The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques.


Session 2

Overcoming Resistance in Depression Treatment
Featuring David Burns, M.D.

Develop a more powerful and effective approach to shortening depression treatment by learning to:

David Burns • Recognize the role of both process and outcome resistance in preventing change
• Use paradoxical agenda setting before assuming that the depressed client is actually seeking change
• Explore methods that intensify the therapist-client alliance and generate deep motivation for full engagement in treatment
• Discover the hidden emotions that underlie depression
• Help clients develop relapse prevention plans

David Burns, adjunct clinical professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, was awarded the A. E. Bennett Award for research on brain chemistry. His books include When Panic Attacks and  Feeling Good.


Session 3

Depression: An Experiential Approach
Featuring Michael Yapko, Ph.D.

View video clips of a clinical interview and expand your range of active, skill-building techniques with depressed clients by:

Michael Yapko • Reviewing the advantages of therapy vs. meds
• Helping them make new discriminations that shift their perspective on their problems
• Exploring the key role of hypnosis, dissociation, and suggestion in depression treatment
• Learning how to convert global cognitions into a linear flow of steps
• Incorporating homework assignments that promote active learning into your approach

Michael Yapko, a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist, is the author of 12 books, including Treating Depression with Hypnosis; Hand-Me-Down Blues: How to Stop Depression; and  Breaking the Patterns of Depression.


Session 4

The Mindful Way Through Depression
Featuring Zindel Segal, Ph.D.

Bring the insights of mindfulness traditions into your work with depressed clients by:

Zindel Segal • Distinguishing cognitive therapy and mindfulness practice
• Teaching them how to use the “3 Minute Breathing Space” and other skills as part of an 8-week group program
• Helping them cultivate choicefulness through meta-cognition and developing both narrow focus and wide-open awareness practices
• Guiding them to prepare a personalized Relapse Prevention Kit
• Developing your own mindfulness practice

Zindel Segal is head of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Clinic of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.


Session 5

Lifting the Trance of Depression
Featuring Bill O’Hanlon, M.S.

Explore a variety of techniques drawn from recent neuroscience findings, Ericksonian hypnosis, and other brief therapy approaches to awaken clients from the bad trance of depression, including:

Bill O'Hanlon • Marbling depression with non-depression
• Shifting your client’s relationship with depression
• Restoring social connection
• Envisioning a future with possibilities
• Restarting brain growth

Bill O’Hanlon has been a psychotherapist since 1977. He’s written more than 30 books that have been translated into 16 languages. He’s appeared on Oprah and been featured in national magazines and media.


Session 6

The Cognitive Therapy of Depression
Featuring Judith Beck, Ph.D.

Learn powerful techniques for bringing about enduring changes in depression symptoms by:

judith beck-145 • Conducting first interviews that not only collect history and data, but generate hope, connection, and goals that guide treatment
• Gathering information about previous treatment that helps you avoid dead ends and mistakes
• Understanding that talk isn’t enough and the important role of writing things down, regular follow-up, and between-session homework
• Focusing on small steps in behavioral activation and action plans
• Incorporating a range of methods, including experiential techniques and childhood work, into your cognitive orientation

Judith Beck is the President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, a nonprofit that trains therapists in cognitive therapy. Her books include Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don’t Work and  Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders.


Session 7

A Mind-Body Approach to Depression
Featuring James Gordon, MD

A new vision of integrative mental health that goes beyond the "talking cure" is emerging in our profession. This Webcast Session on depression reflects our growing awareness of the inseparability of mind and body. Acquire a wide range of mind-body techniques designed to help people with mood problems get unstuck by:

Gordon • Understanding their depression not as a disorder, but as a spiritual journey
• Incorporating movement, physical exercise, shaking, and dancing into your work
• Recognizing the vital role that imagery and expressive drawings can play in treatment
• Exploring the roles of nutrition and herbal supplements as an alternative to psychopharmacology

James Gordon is the founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a clinical professor in the departments of psychiatry and family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He’s the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey out of Depression..


5 Sessions on the Latest Innovations in Anxiety Treatment

Session 1

Motivating the Anxious Client: A Paradoxical Approach
Featuring David Burns, M.D.

Develop a new, powerful approach to shorten anxiety treatment by learning to:

David Burns • Recognize the role of both process and outcome resistance in preventing change
• Use "paradoxical agenda" setting before assuming that the client is truly seeking change
• Discover the hidden emotions that underlie anxiety
• Understand the role of magical thinking in maintaining anxiety
• Help clients prevent relapse

David Burns is professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of When Panic Attacks  and Feeling Good.


Session 2

The Neurobiology of Anxiety
Featuring Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Bring the insights of neuroscience and CBT into your work with anxious clients by exploring:

Margaret Wehrenberg • The brain structures and processes that underlie anxiety
• The role of the cortex, basal ganglia, anterior cingulate gyrus, and amygdale in worry and anxiety
• Methods for calming the parasympathetic nervous system
• Worry management, thought stopping, and thought-replacement techniques
• How to incorporate mindfulness methods into your approach

Margaret Wehrenberg specializes in treating anxiety with a holistic approach for symptom management. She’s the author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques.


Session 3

Interrupting the Anxiety Cycle
Featuring Danie Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Expand your range of active, engaging, sensory-based interventions with anxious clients by examining:

Danie Beaulieu • The role of thoughts, body responses, and behavior in the Circle of Anxiety
• The etiologies of different types of anxiety
• A range of metaphors, images, and multisensory interventions to enliven and enrich your work
• Ways to teach clients to recognize when anxiety is playing a positive role as a “GPS” response
• How to bring nonverbal, experiential methods into the consulting room

Danie Beaulieu is the founder of Academie Impact, a training institute and producer of therapeutic aids, and author of Impact Techniques for Therapists.


Session 4

Single-Session Cures with Anxiety Problems
Featuring Steve Andreas, M.A.

Learn powerful techniques for bringing about immediate and enduring changes in anxiety symptoms by exploring:

Steve Andreas • Two dramatic video demonstrations drawn from Neuro-Linguistic Programming
• The difference between conscious desire and unconscious response
• Clinical methods that focus on injunctive vs. descriptive language
• How to shift the structure of experience in the present through the Spinning Feelings Method
• Interventions that leverage the power of self-talk

Steve Andreas has been teaching and developing methods in Neuro-Linguistic Programming for more than 30 years. His most recent book is Virginia Satir: The Patterns of Her Magic.


Session 5

Defeating Panic
Featuring Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Learn a step-by-step approach to helping clients shift their relationship to panic by:

Reid Wilson • Challenging the rules of the “Anxiety Game” that has come to dominate their life
• Teaching them how to approach anxiety rather than avoid it
• Using absurdity, exaggeration, and caricature to change their relationship with panic
• Learning how to motivate clients to proactively seek out opportunities to experience their symptoms
• Equipping them with strategies for maintaining their new beliefs and behaviors in the long term

Reid Wilson is the author of Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks and  Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks.



Plus TWO Bonus CE Seminar Videos - A $100 Value

Bonus Seminar!

33 Tips and Tools for the Anxiety Toolbox
Featuring Judith Belmont, M.S., L.P.C.

Learn cutting-edge techniques to help clients deal with their unproductive worry, anxious thoughts, panic and fears:

Judith Belmont • Proven strategies from CBT, ACT, DBT and MBCT to help your clients manage their anxieties and regulate their emotions
• Techniques such as the Feared Fantasy Technique, Hidden Emotion Technique, Flooding and Exposure activities
  • Bring valuable ACT and DBT visualizations, relaxation and Mindfulness and Acceptance techniques and diary logs into your practice to help your client master their anxiety and track it between sessions.
  • Plus, receive valuable handouts and worksheets that you can use with your clients tomorrow

Judy Belmont is the author of the bestselling book series, Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox.


Bonus Seminar!

33 Tips and Tools for the Depression Toolbox
Featuring Judith Belmont, MS, LPC

Discover techniques to help your depressed clients gain practical life skills that they can use immediately:

Judith Belmont • Powerful strategies to treat depression by adapting a variety of techniques from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and ACT
  • Innovative strategies such as cost vs. benefits analysis, the vertical downward technique, cognitive defusion, mindfulness visualizations and emotional regulation practices
  • Discover how to incorporate homework, mood logs and diaries in your between session treatment
  • Plus, receive valuable handouts and diary/log samples to help your client track their moods, thoughts, and their progress

Judy Belmont is the author of the bestselling book series, Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox.


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$399.00 Value - Only $199.99
Earn 16+ CE Hours - Included in the Price!

Fill your treatment toolbox with concrete, practical approaches to keep your practice on the cutting edge!


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Zeroing in on the Big Two:
A New Toolkit for Treating Depression & Anxiety

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