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You'll take away the keys to mastering differential diagnosis, creating treatment plans that target long-term results, and interventions based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other strengths-based approaches.

AND, you get all the education needed to become a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional and a Certified Mood Disorder Professional!

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Anxiety & Mood Disorder Certification Course

Essential Tools for the Most Common & Challenging Client Problems

$1,119.96 Value
Just $99.99 — Incredible Savings!
Plus, earn up to 26.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
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Dual Certification Course Curriculum
You can start your training by jumping into the anxiety masterclass or the mood disorder training first. In both courses, you gain training on the entire spectrum of disorders, assessment, differential diagnosis, and the most effective treatment interventions. Take this self-paced course whenever it's convenient for you, in the order that best fits your immediate clinical needs.
Anxiety Certification Masterclass
Brain-Based Strategies for Panic, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, GAD, OCD, & PTSD

The Amygdala's Defining Role
  • Defending us from danger & creating anxiety-producing memories
  • Perceives threat and triggers the body's fear response
  • Learns and contributes to the formation of strong emotions and behaviors
  • Communicates, processes, and regulates emotions

Teach Clients How the Brain Creates Their 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
  • Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, & PTSD
  • Tips for differential diagnosis
  • Comorbidity of Major Depressive Disorder
  • Case examples

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
Connect Client's Amygdala to Goal Setting
  • 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

Amygdala-focused Interventions to Promote Calmness
  • Breathing exercises that calm the amygdala and activate the vagus nerve
  • Exercise that establishes 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
  • Developing a hierarchy
  • Seven general guidelines for exposure
  • Six tips for exposure effectiveness
  • Case examples provided throughout

Fight Anticipation and Worry with 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

Incorporate Medication into Anxiety Treatment
  • Indications for medications
  • How to refer to a physician or psychiatrist
  • Impact of SSRIs, SNRIs on cortex, amygdala
  • Impact of benzodiazepines on cortex, amygdala
  • Client education about medication use, effects

Depression and Mood Disorder Mastery Certification
New Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Lasting Recovery

Dive into the Mood Spectrum
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Depression with Mixed Features
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Know each specifier
  • Enhanced Differential diagnosis: Anxiety, addiction, ADHD, eating disorders, substance abuse
  • Overcome unique challenges: Bipolar
  • Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder?
  • Eating disorders and substance use, anxiety and addiction + MORE

Assessment: Practical Tips, Evidence-Based Tools, and Subclinical Features
  • How to avoid over-diagnosing
  • Evidence-based measures: MINI-7; PHQ-9, MDQ, Bipolarity Index, & Hypomania Checklist
  • Why traditional mood charting doesn't work — and what to do instead
  • Affective temperaments:
    • Depressive, Hyperthymic, Cyclothymic, and Irritable
    • Rumination, cognitive deficits, and early warning signs
    • Conceptualizing mood through the lens of energy, not emotion
    • Classic v. atypical Bipolar Disorder When mood is shaped by trauma

Mood Disorder Must-Haves for Every Treatment Plan
  • Psychoeducation — reduce stigma, identify causes, focus on prevention
  • Psychotherapy — how to match the mood with the approach
  • Concrete interventions — create a "menu" the client can choose from
  • Positive psychology: the unique strengths of mood disorders
  • Family therapy — communication skills, boundaries, crisis plans
  • Remediation strategies for building back cognitive skills deficits

Behavioral Activation: Build a Thriving Life
  • Neuroscience: Turning down the brain's default mood network
  • Integrating values and meaning in behavioral change
  • How behavior challenges depressive beliefs
  • Strategies: Opposite action, approach-avoidance, mindful media

Rumination-Focused CBT (RF-CBT)
  • How is RF-CBT different from traditional CBT?
  • Useful v. dysfunctional rumination
  • The benefits of rumination
  • Shift from avoidant rumination to absorbing action
  • The neurobiological basis of RF-CBT
  • Strategies: Chain analysis, habit changing, immersion, mindfulness, and compassionate thought
Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)
  • An attachment-based approach to treating mood disorders
  • Preoperational thinking: Why chronic depression is slow to change
  • Positive and negative reinforcement in chronic depression
  • Evidence to support CBASP for chronic depression
  • Strategies: Interpersonal inventory, situational analysis, interpersonal discrimination

Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Therapy with a biological basis
  • Four routines that stabilize the biological clock
  • Circadian rhythms, neurohormones and neuroplasticity
  • Strategies: Brisk awakening, zeitgebers, social rhythm chart

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
  • How a therapy for sleep treats depression
  • Sleep drive and circadian rhythms
  • The vicious cycle of anxiety and insomnia
  • Basic steps: Sleep hygiene
  • Advanced moves: Bed restriction
  • Special situations: Screen time, jet lag, napping, night owls, and shift work

An Antidepressant Lifestyle
  • Nutrition: The MediMod Diet, probiotics, caffeine, alcohol and sugar
  • Physical Activity: When, where, how much
  • Environment: Dawn simulation, light and dark therapies, nature, music, aromatherapy and air ionization

Medication
  • Why a clear diagnosis is crucial before starting any medication
  • Anti-depressants and mood stabilizers
  • New classes, old standards
  • Benefits, risks, side effects; how to recognize problems
  • How medication impacts therapy: State-dependent learning
  • The Medication Interest Model: A Motivational Interview for Medication Adherence
  • Top supplements for mood disorder
  • Beyond medication: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Katamine

Crisis Intervention
  • The therapeutic relationship with the suicidal client
  • A collaborative approach to risk assessment
  • Which symptoms warrant hospitalization?
  • CBT for Suicidality: How therapy can present suicide
  • Strategies: Hope box, coping cards, and distress tolerance skills
  • Emergency planning

Clinical Considerations
  • Countertransference issues in depression and mania
  • Staying within your scope of practice
  • Children and adolescents: DMDD v. Bipolar Disorder
  • Multicultural considerations
Anxiety & Mood Disorder Certification Course
2 Career-Advancing Certifications!

$1,119.96 Value
Just $99.99 — Incredible Savings!
Plus, earn up to 26.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
BONUS, $199.98 Value!
Both of your certifications are FREE!
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CCATP
Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional certification will equip you with the skills to transform your client's relationship with anxiety so they can live a more engaged life. Beyond this, having new credentials can be a great boost to your career — allowing you to target the types of clients that are best for you and your practice.

Click here to learn more about CCATP Certification

CMDP
Certified Mood Disorder Professional

Certified Mood Disorder Professional certification demonstrates your knowledge and skill of the latest evidence-based techniques to engage your clients in life-saving treatment. Plus, you gain valuable credentials you can rely on for the rest of your career.

Click here to learn more about CMDP Certification

Share your new credentials on your personal website, therapist profiles, resume and anywhere else!
Meet Your Anxiety & Mood Disorder Experts

Chris Aiken
Chris Aiken, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist whose work focuses on natural and lifestyle approaches to mood disorders. He is the director of the Mood Treatment Center, Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report, the bipolar Section Editor for Psychiatric Times, and an instructor at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He hosts the weekly Carlat Psychiatry Podcast with Kellie Newsome, PMH-NP.

Dr. Aiken's interest in mood disorders came from experience with close friends who suffered from depression. He began his career as a research assistant at the National Institute of Mental Health and went on to complete medical school at Yale and residency at Cornell and Duke Medical Centers. He remains active in research, and his work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and books. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Lisa and twin children, David and Eleanor.

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Catherine Pittman, PhD, HSPP, is a professor of psychology at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Dr. Pittman is the author of the popular books Rewire the Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry (New Harbinger Publications) and Taming Your Amygdala (PESI Publishing & Media). She has a background in cognitive behavioral therapy, neuropsychology, and fear-conditioning research, and has treated anxiety-based disorders in clinical practice for over 25 years.

Dr. Pittman'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 is recognized for her clear, accessible explanations of the role of the amygdala, and her approaches to lifestyle change and cognitive restructuring that help motivate clients to be more engaged and motivated in therapy. Dr. Pittman regularly presents workshops at national conferences and webinars on anxiety treatment and is an active member of the public education committee of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Click here for information about Catherine Pittman
Catherine Pittman

Frequently Asked Questions

Enrolling in certification training gives you an opportunity to expand your expertise with specialized training and care. You'll be sure to increase your credibility and demonstrate to potential clients and employers alike your commitment to ongoing professional development and excellence in treatment. Undoubtedly, with multiple certifications, you'll be able to see more diverse clients, expanding your practice opportunities and giving you the option to specialize your services. Some therapists even find their earning potential increases are they enhance their credentials to gain a competitive advantage.

Set yourself apart from the rest!

This course provides a robust education spanning the spectrum of mood and anxiety disorders. You'll learn everything from understanding the basics of differential diagnosis to comorbidities, working with treatment-resistant conditions, and gain valuable interventions you'll use for the rest of your career! With over 24 hours of high-quality training videos, few courses can compare to this intensive post-graduate level education. AND, with two certifications included, this course is an incredible value for your budget!

Immediately when you enroll you'll have unlimited access to all course materials including training videos, worksheets, slides, and all other reference materials!
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Anxiety & Mood Disorder Certification Course

$1,119.96 Value
Just $99.99 — Incredible Savings!
Plus, earn up to 26.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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