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Anxiety, Worry & Panic
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
6/7/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Define anxiety including anxiety disorders, worry and panic and be able to do differential diagnosis.
  2. Recognize the nexus between trauma and anxiety/panic disorder and develop personalized strategies for treatment.
  3. Explain unique ways to utilize mindfulness to treat anxiety, worry and panic including mindful labeling, cognitive behavioral and expressive therapies.
  4. Define the inverse relationship between anxiety and problem solving and learn what to do about it.
  5. Demonstrate how panic, worry and fear of guilt are similar to OCD and how to stop the cycle of negative reinforcement.
  6. Develop techniques to treat problems that are resistant to treatment.
  7. Learn 4 new techniques for treating anxiety, worry and panic.

Anxiety, Worry, Panic

  • Definitions and differential diagnosis
  • Commonality of conditions
  • Empirical evidence
  • Benefits of catching anxiety early
  • When patient presents with different problem


  • Move toward relaxation vs. away from anxiety
  • Present focus – mindfulness as a relaxation tool
  • Acceptance
  • Observation of thoughts and emotion
  • Labeling of thoughts and emotions

Physiology of Anxiety, Worry and Panic

  • Anxiety as trauma response
  • Circle of panic
  • Behavioral and cognitive operations
  • Heritability and brain function

Cognitive Therapy

  • Process of healing
  • Find the best alternative thoughts
  • “Should” and “Need to” change to “Want to”
  • Tools for therapist

Problem Solving

  • Anxiety prevents problem solving
  • 5 types of anxiety

OCD-Like Symptoms in Anxiety, Worry & Panic

  • Dangers of poor assessment
  • Stop encouraging avoidance and escape
  • Assess for negative reinforcement
  • Traditional exposure
  • Interoceptive exposure for panic

Reduce Symptoms and Increase Energy

  • Techniques for therapist
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)
  • Breathing exercises
  • Energy conservation and awareness tools
  • Subtle yoga

Review of Pharmacology

  • Implications of current research
  • Benzodiazepines and anti-depressants
  • Isomorphic conditions

Expressive Therapies -Helpful Treatment Strategies

  • The evidence for expressive therapies
  • New approaches and applications to treatment


Dianne Taylor Dougherty, MS, CAGS, LPCS, has over 20 years in private psychotherapy practice with a concentration in anxiety and depression. She is the author of two works on the subject: AT EASE: Treating Anxiety Disorders and Priming the Pump: Expressive Writing for Anxiety and Depression. Dianne embraces an asset-based philosophy to treatment which incorporates CBT, rational emotive, mindfulness, and expressive arts therapies to promote individual healing.

In addition to her anxiety work, Dianne teaches nationally and internationally on the topics of Expressive Arts in Therapy, Clergy Sexual Abuse, Trauma Recovery, and more. She is the author of Treating Divorce as Trauma© (2001); Multidisciplinary Treatment for Clergy Sexual Abuse© (2005); The Creative Personal: A Guide for Mental Health Counselors to Incorporate the Expressive Arts in Therapy© (2009); Priming the Pump: Expressive Writing for Health and Well-being© (2013).

Dianne is an advocate for the counseling profession both legislatively and publically on the state and national level. She has served on the board of directors of Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, serving as president 2010-2011. She is a published poet and enjoys gardening, playing the piano and watercolor painting.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dianne Taylor Dougherty is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dianne Taylor Dougherty is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association; and North Carolina Counseling Association.
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