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


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   81
Category:
ACT/Acceptance and Commitment Therapy |  Anxiety |  CBT/Cognitive Behavioral Therapies |  IFS/Internal Family Systems |  Mindfulness |  Motivational Interviewing
Trainer:
Zachary Taylor, LPC, NCC
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
5 Hours 37 Minutes
Original Recording Date:
Apr 02, 2020



Description

Course Format

Recorded webinar.


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 aspects of anxiety to be targeted during treatment. 

3. Describe the client's stories and beliefs about their anxiety and how to identify secondary gains in anxiety and worry.

4. Differentiate why the content of what a person is anxious or worried about doesn't matter so much as the process of how they experience 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. Apply 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.


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 6.5


NYSED LMHC CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 6.5


NYSED LMFT CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 6.5


NYSED LCAT CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 6.5


NYSED PSY CEs/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 Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 6.5


ASWB ACE approved continuing education

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, #1773, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/23/2022 - 02/23/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits.


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, LPC, NCC's Profile

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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

Cancellation Policy:

Live (In-Person, Online, and Hybrid) Trainings

The cancellation and refund policy below applies to individual courses. If you purchased multiple courses at one time they may be subject to individual processing fees. Participants can make payment or refund inquiries by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone 716-829-5844 or by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu. Standard business hours for the Office of Continuing Education are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Any requests made outside of these days and times will default to the next business day.

Up to 3 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $15 processing fee OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

3.25 - 5.75 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refunds will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $25 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

6-11.75 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $50 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refunds will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $50 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

12 or more CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 60 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $50 processing fee 
  • 59 to 6 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $50 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 5 days or less prior to the training      No gift cards or refunds will be issued
  • Visit ubswce.ce21.com and refer to the "CEs/Contact Hours" tab on the respective training page to confirm the number of approved CEs/Contact Hours. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Self-Study 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 never expire.

Loyalty Reward Points

  • Participants who request a refund will forfeit any Loyalty Reward Points they may have received from that purchase.
  • Participants who request a refund on a purchase paid for with Loyalty Reward Points will have those rewards credited back to their account within 5 business days of the refund being processed.

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.

Check Refund

Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 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 trainings and workshops may still be taking place.
  • Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5841 if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held.

Additional questions and support?

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841.

Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

Self-Study Completion Requirements 

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal

- Watch the video(s) in it's entirety. 

- After the training, take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Participants have three chances to pass the quiz. You can access the quiz by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course. 

- After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

Self-Study Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds

Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Self-Study Course Access

Upon successful registration of the course, including receipt of payment, you will be able to access the course materials. 

How do I test my system / access the online training?

To access the program, please log into your account. Click on the Launch Viewer button next to your program title.

How do I access the course materials

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Agenda

  • The four anxiety treatment traps and avoiding the traps
  • Framing therapy and the four targets of anxiety treatment
  • Four targets of anxiety treatment continued
  • Medical and Physiological considerations

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