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Whole-Client Anxiety Treatment
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on July 13, 2021.
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
DEBRA PREMASHAKTI ALVIS, PH.D.
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
7/13/2021 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA058140
Objectives
  1. Utilize psychoeducation tools to explain the physiology of anxiety, and how contemplative and somatic approaches impact the body, to establish client expectations for treatment.
  2. Analyze the clinical implications of research indicating a positive correlation between meditative movement and a reduction in anxiety symptomology.
  3. Utilize breathing training with clients to teach them how to manage anxieties and more effectively cope with bodily sensations.
  4. Employ deep muscle relaxation exercises with clients to reduce the intensity of physical anxiety symptoms and improve sleep quality.
  5. Analyze the clinical implications of intolerance of bodily sensation on health related anxieties.
  6. Assess risks and contraindications to the use of mindfulness-based and somatic interventions.
Outline
The Neurophysiology of Anxiety and Panic
  • Autonomic nervous system responses and states
  • Cognitive & amygdala pathways to anxiety
  • Serotonin, dopamine and other transmitters
  • The role of brain derived neurotropic factors
  • The impacts of sleep and nutrition on the anxious brain
  • Psychoeducation strategies
Assessment and Differential Diagnosis
  • DSM-5™ Classification of Anxiety Disorder
  • Assessment from the whole person perspective
  • Clinical approaches for ambiguous anxiety presentations
  • How differentiating vagal states informs treatment
Relaxation Skills Training for Anxiety:
Interventions to Help Clients Develop Autonomic Nervous System Resilience
  • Deep relaxation techniques to wire in relaxed, alert mood
  • Moment to moment exercises for letting go
  • Breath and movement strategies to deactivate panic
Somatic Techniques and Visualizations for Anxiety Relief
  • Bodily sensations and health-related anxieties
  • Visual meditations for specific clinical concerns
  • Prepare with movement, imagery, and sound
  • Draw from inner resources
  • Instill a new perspective with movement and writing
GAD and Social Anxiety:
Mindful Recovery Tools to Move Clients from Reactivity to Responsiveness
  • Interrupt the worry cycle: from the meditation cushion to daily life
  • Mindful exploration – predictions vs. what happened
  • Bring curiosity to perceptions
  • Prime secure attachment for social anxiety
  • Engage and calm parts of the self
Research Limitations and Treatment Risks
Author

DEBRA PREMASHAKTI ALVIS, PH.D.

Debra Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over twenty-five years of clinical experience. She specializes in an integrative approach bringing together polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic principles to treat trauma and co-morbid disorders.

Debra discovered that the polyvagal approach facilitates a mindful awareness of the biological reactions influencing the therapist/client relationship and the client's sense of safety in the world. Integrating physiological, brain-based, body-focused approaches with traditional psychotherapeutic orientations helped clients to recover more easefully and quickly from trauma. In addition, with an increased sense of safety and connectedness, clients more frequently practiced the strategies required through her work in private practice and as a clinical supervisor, educator, and consultant.

Dr. Alvis developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia where she now teaches health psychology graduate students to apply polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic approaches, serves as project director for federal grant focusing on integrative healthcare, and develops mindfulness-based research studies. A thirty-year personal contemplative practice and over a thousand hours training as a mindfulness and yoga teacher further enrich her presentations.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis is in private practice. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

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

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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

Audience
  1. Utilize psychoeducation tools to explain the physiology of anxiety, and how contemplative and somatic approaches impact the body, to establish client expectations for treatment.
  2. Analyze the clinical implications of research indicating a positive correlation between meditative movement and a reduction in anxiety symptomology.
  3. Utilize breathing training with clients to teach them how to manage anxieties and more effectively cope with bodily sensations.
  4. Employ deep muscle relaxation exercises with clients to reduce the intensity of physical anxiety symptoms and improve sleep quality.
  5. Analyze the clinical implications of intolerance of bodily sensation on health related anxieties.
  6. Assess risks and contraindications to the use of mindfulness-based and somatic interventions.