Unraveling Anxiety: Concrete Interventions for Treating Anxiety and Related Disorders
3.0 CREDIT HOURS
How do we help our clients move from worried to well? Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the United States in both adults and children. This workshop will present learners with a review of diagnostic formulation of assessment and key domains of anxiety assessment. Specific anxiety-based screening and assessment measures will be shared as resources. Treatment approaches based in evidenced-based research will be included. After reviewing anxiety assessment, focus will shift to treatment approaches. The vicious cycle of anxiety will be reviewed, and strategies such as mindfulness and cognitive restructuring will be examined. Core CBT targets and interventions will demonstrate the power of cognitive therapy to alleviate anxiety symptoms and distress. Additional concrete strategies such as distress tolerance, urge surfing, and self-compassion will provide clinicians with eclectic and empirically-validated treatment approaches to move your clients from worried to well.
Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She has held clinical positions as an outpatient and in-home therapist and clinical supervisor. Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work for 10 years at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare and a Field Liaison and Field Instructor. She has also held administrative positions as a program Director and Coordinator. Diane is a popular local and national trainer on a wide variety of mental health and workplace development topics for clinicians and corporations. Diane is most passionate about providing quality professional development to clinicians, employees, and leaders. For fun, Diane loves to spoil her four Dachshunds and rock out to 80’s music.
May 10, 2024: 12:45pm-4pm ET | Anxiety Treatment Tools | 3 Cred Hrs
Date Fri, May 10 2024 - Afternoon Session
Time: 12:45pm-4:00pm Eastern Time
Delivery Format: Live Online Interactive Training on Zoom
Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals