This program is not active.
Image of Anxiety, Worry, and Panic: Practical Treatment Strategies for the Toug
Live Online

Anxiety, Worry, and Panic: Practical Treatment Strategies for the Toughest Clients


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

Category:
ACT/Acceptance and Commitment Therapy |  Anxiety |  CBT/Cognitive Behavioral Therapies |  IFS/Internal Family Systems |  Mindfulness |  Motivational Interviewing
Trainer:
Zachary Taylor
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
6 hours


Tag: Full Day


Description

Have you ever had an anxious client who, after doing everything you knew how to do, was still just as anxious? 
 
In this workshop we will focus on a practical, “what-works” approach developed over 10 years in clinical practice and based on evidence-based theories of psychotherapy (Internal Family Systems, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness etc.), with a focus of helping clients from the first session. We will cover a wide variety of techniques that will go beyond basic relaxation and deep breathing and will incorporate cognitive, somatic, hypnotic, guided imagery, and more. Participants will be exposed to the use of stories and metaphors as quick and powerful communication tools for explaining complex anxious processes. 
 
The goal of the workshop is for participants to develop a practical way of assessing anxiety that clients will be able to understand and use in their own treatment. Zachary will share how to identify the different factors that cause anxious feelings and how to target those factors directly. We will examine how to process clients’ stories and beliefs about their anxiety and how to identify the secondary gains. In addition, we will explore a brief overview of how treating panic disorder is different from treating other anxiety disorders and the critical things to know about panic attacks.
 
The specific DSM-5 Diagnoses that apply to this training include: Generalized Anxiety Disorders; Unspecified Anxiety Disorders; Panic Disorders; Adjustment Disorders with Anxiety; and Major Depressive Disorder with Anxious Distress.
 
Learning Objectives:
1. Create a powerful experience for clients that builds their motivation and hope for treatment beginning in the first session. 
2. Complete an anxiety assessment that identifies the “ingredients” of anxiety to be targeted during treatment. 
3. Understand the client's stories and beliefs about their anxiety and how to identify secondary gains in anxiety and worry.
4. Understand why the content of what a person is anxious or worried about doesn't matter so much as the process of how they "do" anxiety.
5. Utilize a strengths-based perspective to educate and empower clients about how their particular anxiety works and how they have the inner resources to change.
6. Identify at least 5 specific metaphors and stories that can be immediately grasped by patients.
7. Identify specific body-based (somatic) skills and how to apply them quickly in session to reduce anxiety in the moment and in the long-term.
8. Identify specific cognitive skills that help patients break the worry cycle in the moment.
9. Combine cognitive and somatic methods that utilize hypnosis and guided imagery.
10. Distinguish how treating panic disorder is different from treating other anxiety disorders and the critical things to know about panic attacks.
 
Research: This workshop is based on the following evidence-based and promising practices for anxiety-specific interventions: Internal Family Systems, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based CBT, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Polyvagal Theory, David Burn's TEAM-CBT model and more.
 
Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.
 
Content Level:  beginning and intermediate

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841. Thank you.


Credits


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live Online contact hours: 6


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live Online contact hours: 6


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live Online contact hours: 6


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live Online contact hours: 6


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 6 hours for CPP & CPS Initial hours, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.



Handouts

Trainer

Zachary Taylor's Profile

Zachary Taylor Related seminars and products:

LPC, NCC

Psychotherapy Networker


Zachary Taylor, MA LPC NCC is a licensed and board-certified professional counselor and the Director of Continuing Education at Psychotherapy Networker, a non-profit in Washington DC which hosts the largest annual conference and publication for psychotherapists in the world. His work comes out of his own severe anxiety and panic disorders to which he has dedicated his life and work to understanding and overcoming. He has been featured in Counseling Today Magazine and provides trainings around the country on his unique approaches toward treating anxiety, worry, & panic.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In-Person Trainings – Half and One Day: Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 10 business days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee.

Participants who cancel a half-day training (less than 5 hours) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Participants who cancel a one-day training (5 hours or more) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

In-Person Training – Multi-Day: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for all multi-day trainings. Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 30 calendar days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel less than 30 calendar days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued with 5 or less business days’ notice before the start of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Training: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards: Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.

Substitute Attendance: If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Late Policy: Participants should plan on arriving prior to the start of the training to allow time for sign-in, registration, and training introductions. Participants arriving 20 minutes or more after the scheduled start time or departing 20 minutes or more prior to the scheduled end time will not receive any Continuing Education Credit and/or certificates associated with the training.  

Check Refunds: Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 2 – 4 weeks to process. 

UB Cancelled Trainings: If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full. Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed the training may still be taking place. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held. 

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841 for cancellations. Thank you.

Please wait ...

Back to Top