Seminar Detail

Anxiety, Worry & Panic: Effective Strategies to Calm the Anxious Mind

Where:
WOBURN, MA
When:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Attend this seminar and learn over 60 evidence-based strategies for your clients who struggle with treatment resistant anxiety, worry and panic. You will learn how to assess clients’ anxious habits, symptoms and behaviors with cutting-edge, evidence-based strategies that are effective with even your toughest clients.

Dr. Abel will teach you how to stop the anxiety spiral early to significantly reduce the habit of worry and panic using self-controlled desensitization. Experience how evidence-based treatments can help your clients problem solve, reduce tension, and increase energy. Learn unique, effective approaches to mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and exposure, including thought-labeling, interoceptive exposure, and better-but-believable thoughts. Dr. Abel succeeds where other therapists fail. Case studies, role plays, demonstrations and interactive discussions will be utilized in this cutting-edge seminar.

Objectives:
  1. Forecast the anxiety spiral and identify several evidence-based strategies (including self-controlled desensitization) to intervene early and prevent worry and panic from getting out of control.
  2. Specify 5 treatment pitfalls and learn evidence based approaches to correct them.
  3. Implement 4 unique ways to utilize mindfulness to treat worry including mindful labeling and a mindfulness game.
  4. Evaluate the inverse relationship between worry and problem solving, and learn what to do about it.
  5. Teach how panic, worry, and fear of guilt are similar to OCD and how to stop the cycle of negative reinforcement.
  6. Develop skills to treat problems that are often resistant to treatment: perfectionism, subjugation, procrastination, hypochondriasis, and catastrophizing/intolerance of uncertainty.
OUTLINE

Anxiety Spirals, Panic and Early Cue Detection
  • Examples of Worry Spirals and Panic Spirals
  • The Empirical Evidence
  • 3 Benefits of Catching Anxiety Early
  • A Dozen Reminders for Catching Anxiety Early
Mindfulness
  • Move Toward Relaxation vs. Away From Anxiety
  • Process vs. Command
  • Present Focus – Mindfulness as a Relaxation Tool
  • Acceptance
  • Observation of Thoughts and Emotion
  • Labeling of Thoughts and Emotions
  • Observation and Labeling Game
Self-Controlled Desensitization (SCD)
  • Rationale for SCD
  • Formal SCD
  • In-Session SCD
  • Active Relaxation
Cognitive Therapy
  • A Quicker, Better Way to Do Cognitive Therapy – B3s
  • Find the Best Alternative Thoughts
  • The Role of “Shoulds” and “Need To’s”
  • Change to “Want To’s”
  • The Humor of Worry
  • Deal with Superstitious Worry
Problem Solving
  • Worry Prevents Problem Solving-Evidence
  • 4 Ways to Do Problem Solving
OCD-Like Symptoms in Panic and Worry
  • Dangers of a Poor Assessment
  • Stop Encouraging Avoidance and Escape
  • Assess for Negative Reinforcement
  • Remove Crutches
  • Traditional Exposure
  • Interoceptive Exposure for Panic
  • Finding and Flooding “The Real Worry”
Reduce Tension and Increase Energy
  • Progressive-Muscle Relaxation
  • Quick Alternatives to PMR
  • Energy Conservation
Problems That are Often Treatment Resistant and How to Fix Them
  • Hypochondriasis and Fear of Untimely Death
  • Perfectionism
  • Subjugation
  • Catastrophizing/Intolerance of Uncertainty
  • Procrastination

JENNIFER L. ABEL, PH.D.

Jennifer L. Abel, Ph.D., international speaker, author and clinical psychologist, has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders for over 20 years. Before opening a private practice, she served as the associate director of the Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute at Penn State under the direction of the leading expert in Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), T.D. Borkovec.

Her first book, Active Relaxation (Self-Published, 2010) has received outstanding reviews from mental health care professionals and anxious readers alike. Her second book, Resistant Anxiety, Worry, and Panic: 86 Practical Treatment Strategies for Clinicians (PESI, 2014), has received praise from top experts in anxiety management. Jennifer is also the author of The Anxiety, Worry & Depression Workbook: 65 Exercises, Worksheets & Tips to Improve Mood and Feel Better (PESI, 2018) and the Melt Worry and Relax Card Deck: 56 CBT & Mindfulness Strategies to Release Anxiety (PESI, 2016).

Dr. Abel has published many articles in professional journals and wrote a pamphlet about GAD for ABCT. She has been quoted by several popular magazines (e.g., Health, Prevention, Glamour) for her expertise in Worry. Dr. Abel presents to the public (e.g., Working Women’s Survival Show), as well as professionals (e.g., Australian Psychological Society; Anxiety Disorder Association of America).



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Abel is in private practice. She receives compensation as a self-published author. Jennifer Abel receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jennifer Abel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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