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101 Practical Strategies for the Treatment of GAD, Panic, OCD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias and Insomnia
Audio CD
$439.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours
Length:
12 hr 21 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording (12 hours, 21 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions
Author:
JENNIFER L. ABEL, PH.D.
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
5/7/2015
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA048175
Objectives
  1. Identify the anxiety spiral in order to catch worry and panic early.
  2. Outline alternatives to CBT when CBT is ineffective in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia.
  3. Recognize 5 client habits that cause or contribute to anxiety including perfectionism, subjugation, procrastination, hypochondria, and catastrophizing and intolerance of uncertainty.
  4. Discover how to use technology to treat anxiety, including audio recordings for relaxation, verbal exposure loops and video exposure.
  5. Demonstrate progressive relaxation to treat tension headaches, fatigue, insomnia, chronic pain, muscle tension and high blood pressure.
  6. Discuss the cycle of negative reinforcement and stop it by using the latest and most effective methods of exposure and response prevention.
  7. List 4 unique mindfulness techniques to treat worry, OCD, panic and phobias, including mindful labeling and a mindfulness game.
  8. Show how to use exposure therapy and mindfulness to treat obsessive compulsive disorder.
  9. Explain when to use interoceptive and other exposures to treat panic attacks and when to utilize coping strategies.
  10. Develop skills to treat all 3 aspects of social anxiety: skills deficits, irrational beliefs and physiological anxiety.
  11. Use the most effective methods for treating agoraphobia and simple phobias, including flying phobia, emetophobia, acrophobia and claustrophobia.
  12. Determine if sleep disorders or other medical problems interfere with sleep when trying to treat insomnia.
  13. Identify at least 12 effective ways to treat insomnia without medication.
Outline

TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR ANXIETY

Trying NOT to Worry Makes it Worse: The White Bear Research

  • Treatments to circumvent the White Bear Phenomenon
    • Moving Toward relaxation
    • Process vs. command
    • Postpone worry
    • Acceptance

Mindfulness

  • Mindful acceptance:
    • 5 metaphors
    • Observe and label thoughts and emotions
  • Mindfulness as relaxation
    • Being in the present
    • Active and quiet mindfulness
    • Game and demonstrations

Cognitive Therapy

  • A quicker and better way - B3s
  • Hands-on exercises to find alternative thoughts
  • “Shoulds” and “Wants”
  • Finding humor in worry

Progressive Relaxation (PR)

  • 8 benefits of PR
  • Signaling and timing
  • Patter
  • Debriefing and home practice instructions
  • Alternatives to PR -Tin Man to Scarecrow and sponge absorbing tension

Problem Solving Strategies

  • Worry prevents problems solving
  • Mindfully label problems
  • Brainstorming
  • Postpone worry to problem solving times
  • Problem solving worksheet

Exposure Strategies

  • Negative reinforcement in anxiety
  • Metaphor - Little Shop of Horrors
  • Assess for negative reinforcement
  • Remove crutches that negatively reinforce
  • Traditional in vivo exposure
  • Imaginal exposure
  • Video exposure
  • Flooding the thoughts and words
  • Interoceptive exposure
  • Response prevention

Make Your Own Recordings:

  • Record for free
  • Turn recordings into MP3s
  • Make loops for verbal exposure
  • Make relaxation recordings
  • Transport large MP3s to clients for free

SPECIFIC PROGRAMS FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS AND INSOMNIA

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Worry spirals
  • 3 benefits of catching anxiety early and evidence this works.
  • 12 reminders to catch anxiety early
  • Self-controlled desensitization (SCD)
  • Applied or active relaxation

OCD

  • In vivo exposure and response prevention
  • Alternative exposures
  • Covert obsessions (normalizing, flooding thoughts and singing words)
  • Contamination fears
  • Mindfulness and OCD

Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks

  • New panic attack specifier
  • Interoceptive exposure
  • Explain what caused that first panic attack
  • Anxiety sensitivity
  • When panic looks like OCD
  • Anxiety spiral in panic
  • Benzodiazepenes make panic worse
  • Nighttime panic

Agoraphobia and Specific Phobia

  • Rule out fear of panic
  • Exposures:
    • In vivo
    • Imaginal
    • Flood the fear verbally
    • YouTube and other Internet options
  • Three Common Specific Phobias - flying, emetophobia, acrophobia

Social Anxiety

  • 3 components of social anxiety: skills deficit, cognitive distortions, physiological anxiety
  • Normalize social anxiety
  • Social skills training - eye contact, open ended questions, listening, improving affect
  • Exposure: in vivo, role play, flooding thoughts
  • Coping strategies
  • Speech phobia

Insomnia

  • Rule out other sleep disorders and medical causes
  • Treatments for insomnia:
    • Worry postponement and problem solving before bed
    • Sleep hygiene and several stimulus control strategies
    • Creating a sleep rhythm by addressing schedules, naps and lighting
    • The win-win trick
    • Relaxation strategies

TREATMENT RESISTANT ANXIETY

When CBT isn’t Effective Enough

  • Rule out ADHD, depression and medical issues
  • Encourage emotional processing
  • Address lifestyle habits
  • Psychotropic medications
  • When CBT and medication doesn’t work:
    • Increase emotional processing
    • Experiential techniques
    • Address interpersonal problems shown to interfere with CBT

Personality Traits Associated with Anxiety and What To Do:

  • Hypochondriasis and fear of untimely death - postponing, flooding, etc.
  • Perfectionism - strategies for balance and better life
  • Subjugation - continue “the wants” stop negatively reinforcing fear and guilt
  • Catastrophizing/intolerance of uncertainty - postpone, address superstitions and worry
  • Procrastination - planned procrastination and creating small goals.
Author

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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Certificates of Successful Completion may be emailed, faxed or mailed to participants completing the post-test/evaluation and paying the CE fee.

**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.


Addiction Counselors
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This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 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.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP): PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEU's (continuing education hours).

Connecticut Addiction Counselors: Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors
This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 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.

California Counselors: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Florida Social Mental Health Counselors:
Florida
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 12.5 continuing education credits.

Montana Counselors: The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.

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 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Ohio Counselors:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. TBD

Pennsylvania Counselors: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

South Carolina Counselors: This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Texas Counselors: This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This self-study activity consists of 12.5 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 this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Marriage & Family Therapists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Florida Marriage & Family Therapists:
Florida
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 12.5 continuing education credits.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 credits.

Montana Marriage & Family Therapists: The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.

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 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. TBD

Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists: This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Texas Marriage & Family Therapists: This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This self-study activity consists of 12.5 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 this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #:17118 for 12.5 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:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.5 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 12.6 self-study contact hours.

Copies of the evaluation may be sent to the IBON. 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.


Psychologists
This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

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 12.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement

California Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PES010. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Florida Board of Psychology:
Florida
PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399. This product qualifies for 12.6 self-study continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Brokers.

Ohio Psychologist: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 12.5 Standard hours of continuing education credit.

Pennsylvania Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 12.5 continuing education hours.

Illinois Psychologists: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 self-study contact hours.

Indiana Psychologists: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.

Kentucky Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours.

South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists: This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Social Workers
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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 this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

California Licensed Educational Psychologists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

California Social Workers: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Colorado Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours.

Florida Social Workers:
Florida
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 12.5 continuing education credits.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 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 12.5 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 course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

Montana Social Workers: The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.

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 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Expires: December 31, 2020.

Ohio Social Workers:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. TBD

Pennsylvania Social Workers: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
**All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.


Audience
Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and Other in Caring Professions