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Chronic Anxiety: Powerful Treatment Methods to Break the Anxiety Cycle


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   4.5
Category:
Anxiety |  ACT/Acceptance and Commitment Therapy |  CBT/Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
Faculty:
David Carbonell
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
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Description

  • Create effective strategies using ACT, CBT, Metacognitive and Paradoxical therapies
  • Help clients quiet their mind and relieve chronic worry
  • Free clients from panic disorder
  • Eliminate the barriers of social anxiety
  • Overcome fears of flying and public speaking

Chronic anxiety disorders all involve a “threat” that doesn’t occur. Panic attacks don’t kill, obsessive doubts about the stove don’t cause fires, social anxiety doesn’t lead to disgrace and isolation, worry doesn’t lead to insanity. The feared outcomes recede into the future the way an optical illusion recedes into the horizon.

Why are anxiety disorders so powerfully chronic? It’s because chronically anxious clients get tricked by their own efforts to avoid, distract from, and protect against the perceived dangers. When the dangers don’t come to pass, they believe they had a narrow escape from a terrible calamity, and feel more vulnerable going forward rather than less. They become increasingly afraid of more and more improbable events. What we call the “anxiety disorders” could be more accurately termed “the disorders of excessive self-protection”, because that’s how they function!

How can you help them recover? By teaching them how to disengage from the self-protective behaviors that trick them. Attend this workshop and learn how to help your anxious clients find the evidence of this in their own lives, so you can help them approach and accept, rather than avoid and resist, the experience of anxiety.

This workshop will teach you to empower your anxious clients to see themselves as good, capable people who have been fooled by anxiety, rather than defective people who need protection. Discover how to motivate your clients to seek out, rather than avoid, the corrective experiences they need for recovery. Take home effective strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Paradoxical Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, and traditional CBT to help your clients rediscover the hopes and dreams they had for life before they were derailed by their struggle against anxiety. You, and your clients, will be glad you did!

OUTLINE

TREATMENT STRATEGIES

Prepare Clients for Treatment

  • Disarm the fear of treatment
  • Discover the Anxiety Trick
  • Experiment with exposure and acceptance
  • Empathy requires a phobic viewpoint

Schools of Treatment

  • CBT methods to review outcomes and plan experiments
  • ACT methods to promote acceptance of discomfort and action
  • Metacognitive Therapy methods to disengage from arguing with anxious thoughts
  • Paradoxical methods to encourage exposure

Use Your Body

  • Belly breathing the right way
  • Don’t take it lying down
  • What’s your job when you’re anxious?
  • Replace destructive protection with valued actions
  • The rule of opposites

Interacting with Your Mind

  • The problem with correcting thoughts
  • Uncle Argument at the banquet
  • Disengage from “what if?”
  • Change your relationship with worry

Train Your Brain

  • Work with your amygdala
  • The real purpose of exposure
  • Undoing safety behaviors
  • Being AWARE

TREATING ANXIETY DISORDERS

Panic Disorder

  • What maintains it? How to end it.
  • Hope and help for demoralized clients
  • Get unstuck from the “Why?” questions
  • 3 powerful questions

Social Anxiety Disorder

  • The self-centered phobia
  • Whose thoughts bother you?
  • Secrecy is a safety behavior
  • Would you like to try an experiment?
  • Compassion for self

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • The two types of worry
  • The Mad Libs of anxiety
  • Paradoxical thought experiments
  • Don’t even think of thought stopping
  • Worry appointments and exposure methods for worry

Specific Phobias

  • In vivo exposure for:
    • Fear of flying
    • Fear of public speaking

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain how anxiety tricks your clients into getting stuck - and how to turn that around.
  2. Disarm anxiety about treatment, and build a strong working relationship with the most anxious of clients.
  3. Utilize strategies to help clients recover from panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and specific phobias, with or without the help of medications.
  4. Identify techniques to help relieve your clients’ shame, blame, and excessive self-protection.
  5. Apply simple, powerful experiments in session to help clients acquire a new view of chronic anxiety and a more adaptive approach.
  6. Demonstrate a simple breathing technique which not only restores comfortable breathing, but serves as a metaphor to guide future responses to anxiety.

 

Credits


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Educators

This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Psychologists

The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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David Carbonell Related seminars and products: 2

Ph.D.


Effective treatment methods for anxiety disorders were just starting to enter the mainstream when David Carbonell, Ph.D. 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. Using humor, compassion, and acceptance with cognitive behavioral methods, Dr. Carbonell has taught his unique blend of CBT, ACT, Metacognitive Therapy and Paradoxical Therapy to thousands of mental health professionals across the country. It’s his goal for you to leave armed with an approach, and numerous specific tools, that you can use the next day.

Dr. Carbonell is the “Coach” at the popular self-help site www.anxietycoach.com. He is also 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.

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 your anxious clients!

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: David Carbonell maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as an author for Ulysses Press. Dr. Carbonell receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: David Carbonell has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals.

Objectives

  1. Communicate how anxiety can impede clients’ ability to engage in treatment and utilize clinical strategies to alleviate this issue.
  2. Analyze the efficacy of various anxiety treatment approaches, including CBT, ACT, Metacognitive Therapy and paradoxical methods.
  3. Implement clinical techniques to address clients’ thoughts, feelings and behavior that underlie anxiety, including shame, blame and excessive self-protection.
  4. Teach a simple breathing technique that both decreases acute anxiety symptoms and serves as a metaphor for management of future anxiety.
  5. Apply simple yet effective clinical interventions in session to help clients acquire a new perspective of chronic anxiety and a more adaptive approach to managing symptoms.
  6. Utilize specific behavioral interventions to decrease symptoms of Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias.

Outline

TREATMENT STRATEGIES

Prepare Clients for Treatment

  • Disarm the fear of treatment
  • Discover the Anxiety Trick
  • Experiment with exposure and acceptance
  • Empathy requires a phobic viewpoint

Schools of Treatment

  • CBT methods to review outcomes and plan experiments
  • ACT methods to promote acceptance of discomfort and action
  • Metacognitive Therapy methods to disengage from arguing with anxious thoughts
  • Paradoxical methods to encourage exposure

Use Your Body

  • Belly breathing the right way
  • Don’t take it lying down
  • What’s your job when you’re anxious?
  • Replace destructive protection with valued actions
  • The rule of opposites

Interacting with Your Mind

  • The problem with correcting thoughts
  • Uncle Argument at the banquet
  • Disengage from “what if?”
  • Change your relationship with worry

Train Your Brain

  • Work with your amygdala
  • The real purpose of exposure
  • Undoing safety behaviors
  • Being AWARE

TREATING ANXIETY DISORDERS

Panic Disorder

  • What maintains it? How to end it.
  • Hope and help for demoralized clients
  • Get unstuck from the “Why?” questions
  • 3 powerful questions

Social Anxiety Disorder

  • The self-centered phobia
  • Whose thoughts bother you?
  • Secrecy is a safety behavior
  • Would you like to try an experiment?
  • Compassion for self

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • The two types of worry
  • The Mad Libs of anxiety
  • Paradoxical thought experiments
  • Don’t even think of thought stopping
  • Worry appointments and exposure methods for worry

Specific Phobias

  • In vivo exposure for:
    • Fear of flying
    • Fear of public speaking
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