Seminar Detail

5-Day: Anxiety Treatment Certification Retreat: Yoga, Meditation and Whole-Client Approaches
5-Day: Anxiety Treatment Certification Retreat: Yoga, Meditation and Whole-Client Approaches

Where:   GARRISON, NY

When:  Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Thursday, October 24, 2019





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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2019


Single Occupancy

$1,799.00 By September 15, 2019
$1,999.00 After September 15, 2019

Double Occupancy

$1,599.00 By September 15, 2019
$1,799.00 After September 15, 2019

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Location

GARRISON INSTITUTE
14 MARYS WAY
GARRISON, NY 10524
Phone:  845-424-4800
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Course Description:

Rejuvenate personally and renew professionally while immersed in the beauty and peacefulness of the Hudson Valley!

Deep rests, hikes, and the healing arts are at your fingertips as you experience an array of meditations, yoga practices, and expressive arts that will revitalize both you and your clinical treatment of anxiety in a stunning natural setting.

Begin each day with gentle yoga sequences, suitable for everyone, and meditations specifically designed to calm the nervous system and create greater resilience. You’ll take in the stillness while nourishing the body and mind with healthy practices and exquisitely prepared cuisine.

Over five experiential days, you’ll discover how a whole-person approach, integrating contemplative practices, functional medicine tools, cognitive techniques and artistic expression can quiet the mind, cultivate well-being, and wire-in recovery from anxiety and co-morbid depression. Detailed guidance from out expert instructor will teach you how to translate the embodied experiences into clinical applications to bring greater healing to your clients.

Best of all, you’ll leave this incredible restorative experience having met the full educational requirements when applying to become a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP).

Sign up today and get certified while you build your skill and passion for healing anxiety in a glorious retreat setting!
Retreat Schedule: Sunday, October 20, 2019 – Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019
3:00 – 5:00 pm - Check-in
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Educational Program Introduction*
6:00 – 7:00 pm - Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm – Evening Program/Experiential Activity*

Monday-Wednesday, October 21-23, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 am – Optional Contemplative Practice
8:00 – 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Educational Program*
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 pm – Individual Activity/Leisure Time
3:00 – 5:00 pm – Education Program*
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Individual Activity/Leisure Time
6:00 – 7:00 pm - Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm – Educational Program & Experiential Activity*

Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 am – Optional Contemplative Practice
8:00 – 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Educational Program*
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Closing Lunch and Conclusion

*CE is awarded during these specified times
Sleeping Accommodations:

If you would like to be paired up with another potential, unknown attendee to take advantage of the double occupancy rate, please call and let us know. We will aim to pair you up if somebody else registers who also would like to share.

In the meantime, please register at the single occupancy rate. If we are able to pair people, the $200 will be credited.


FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE GARRISON INSTITUTE, PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE www.garrisoninstitute.org

Highlights of the Institute
  • Tranquil, 95-acre park-like setting overlooking the Hudson River
  • Former Capuchin monastery
  • Gardens & gazebos on the bluff by the river
  • Healthful, world-renowned vegetarian cuisine
  • Beautiful walking paths
  • Ideal setting for meditation, contemplation
  • Yoga mat provided
Cancellation Policy: Prior to 45 days before the event start date, you will be charged a $100 cancel fee. For cancellations received after that, you will receive a gift certificate for your purchase amount to attend any future live PESI sponsored seminar.

Please contact PESI customer service for information on non-CE seeking to register as a guest for pricing and other details.
Objectives:

  1. Employ stories and metaphors as psychoeducational tools explaining neuroscience, the physiology of anxiety.
  2. In client friendly language, describe how contemplative approaches rewire the anxious brain and body.
  3. Characterize the clinical impact of research on neural pathways associated with anxiety and the use of contemplative practices.
  4. Articulate fine distinctions in differentiating among anxiety disorders and assessing physical symptomatology.
  5. Identify psychotropic medications and nutraceuticals frequently used for anxiety treatment along with common side effects.
  6. Communicate how diagnosis can be improved using whole person assessment strategies.
  7. Substantiate how clinicians can enhance motivation through values clarification strategies and awareness-based interviewing.
  8. Specify when mindfulness, yoga, or both are most appropriate in treating an individual’s anxiety and co-morbid depression.
  9. Develop individualized, awareness-based interventions to enhance client efforts toward change and reduce avoidance.
  10. Using a script, practice a therapeutic chair yoga sequence designed to develop interoceptive awareness, calm the mind, and relax the body.
  11. Administer an integration of yoga and cognitive therapy to address cognitive distortions, irrational beliefs, and perfectionism.
  12. Utilize specific self-compassion practices to address shame-based self-criticism.
  13. Describe the impact of anxious attachment on the brain.
  14. Integrate contemplative approaches designed to build secure attachment.
  15. Demonstrate evidence based, contemplative approaches for addressing self-judgment, worry, and negative thinking.
  16. Assess the benefits of integrating traditional exposure therapy with yoga.
  17. Incorporate breathing and visual meditations to increase the ability to focus attention reducing rumination.
  18. Provide an explanation of how breathing practices can be utilized with clients to help interrupt obsessive thinking and ritualized behaviors.
  19. Practice a script-based, brief deep relaxation designed to increase feelings of safety and enhance emotional regulation.
  20. Apply mindfulness and yogic strategies facilitating memory consolidation.
  21. Create a dream team for whole-person anxiety treatment.
  22. Summarize how food and specific nutritional supplements can support anxiety recovery.
  23. Determine when medication may enhance anxiety treatment and when it may derail it.
  24. Select effective breathing practices and meditations for co-occurring anxiety and depression.
OUTLINE

Anxiety Assessments and Differential Diagnosis: Whole-Client Approaches
  • The neurophysiology of anxiety
  • DSM-5® Classification of anxiety disorders
  • Diagnosis and assessment using a whole person perspective
  • Address impasses with awareness-based interviewing
  • Differential diagnosis tips for ambiguous presentations
  • Somatic symptoms of anxiety
Setting the Stage for Successful Treatment: The Essential Components of a Whole-Client Approach
  • Psychopharmacology: Common medications, benefits and risks, when to refer for evaluation
  • Nutraceuticals: Efficacy of evidence-based supplements
  • Nutrition: Key nutrients to nourish the anxious brain
  • Sleep: Soothe the amygdala and decrease reactivity
Neuroscience of Yoga and Other Contemplative Practices: Calming the Anxious Brain
  • Therapeutic application of the Polyvagal Theory
  • The two pathways of anxiety
  • Replace old neural patterns with cognitive and behavioral flexibility
  • The effects of yogic deep relaxation on mood and brain function
Mind-Body Techniques to Quiet the Mind and Move Towards Relaxation: Meditation, Movement and Expressive Therapies
  • Move clients from avoidance to proactivity
  • Stories, metaphors, and values in anxiety treatment
  • Use movement, imagery, or sound to prepare formandalas
  • Create mandalas to explore anxiety producing conflicts
  • Individualize visual meditations for specific clinical concerns
  • Off the mat relaxation skills – letting go moment to moment
  • Enhance emotional regulation through script-based, brief deep relaxation
  • Interventions for the shame-prone clients
Cognitive Therapy & Yoga: Enhanced Treatment to Change the Way Clients Think About Thinking
  • Use non-dual awareness and other yogic principles to:
    • Challenge limiting beliefs
    • Disrupt rumination
    • Improve self-talk
    • Overcome perfectionism
  • Encourage cognitive flexibly with reframes
  • Seamlessly weave together mindfulness, yoga, and cognitive approaches
  • Select breathing practices and postures for co-occurring depression and anxiety


Contemplative Treatment Approaches for Specific Clinical Presentations

Attachment Based Anxiety
  • Contemplative applications – the Polyvagal Theory
  • The relationship of compromised attachment & anxiety
  • How to replicate secure attachments in therapy
  • Create secure attachments to the self
Shame, Guilt and Self-Judgement
  • Identify anxiety fuel – appropriate & inappropriate guilt
  • How shame and self-judgement exacerbate anxiety
  • Anxiety interventions for the shame prone client
GAD, Panic and Social Anxiety
  • Three steps for moving from reactivity to responsiveness
  • Interrupt the worry cycle: From the meditation cushion to daily life
  • Prime secure attachment for social anxiety
OCD Management
  • Yoga and meditation practices
  • Titrate exposure with breathing practices
  • Mindful response prevention & response repetition
  • Activate opposing circuits with mantra & breath
Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

DEBRA PREMASHAKTI ALVIS, PH.D.

Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over 25 years of clinical experience in supporting clients’ recovery from shame, trauma, anxiety, depression and relational concerns. A seasoned international presenter and consultant, Dr. Alvis is also a therapeutic yoga educator and a lecturer at the University of Georgia where she developed and led the Mind/Body Program. The program included a clinician training program integrating contemplative approaches in psychotherapy. A 30-year personal contemplative practice, research experience, and a deep understanding of mindfulness and yoga further enrich her presentations. She draws upon this unique background to provide effective and easily applicable skills designed for immediate integration into clinicians’ practices.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis is in private practice. She receives compensation as a Professor for the University of Georgia. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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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.

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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 23.0 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.

New York Addiction Professionals: This course has been submitted to OASAS for review.


Counselors
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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 activity will qualify for 27.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 1380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this 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 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 activity will qualify for 27.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 23.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 23.0 contact hours or 2.30 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Psychologists
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Social Workers
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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 activity will qualify for 27.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 1380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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