Course Description

Generalized Anxiety Disorder can be a challenging disorder to treat because clients may have multiple worries and those worries can be relentless in their efforts to engage both our clients and ourselves in the therapy session. Because the nature of worry is always future-oriented, it can be difficult to figure out how to develop exposures to something that isn't actually happening. This webinar will explain how to change our client’s relationship with worry including challenging their beliefs, playing with worry, developing exposures, as well as using visualization and scripts.

Webinar – Recorded – Available self-paced, to view at your convenience

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Develop behavioral strategies to address worry

  2. Help your clients identify false beliefs about thoughts

  3. Avoid the pitfalls of worry during a session

Continuing Education Credit: 

 

Anxiety Training, ACE Provider Number 1637, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Anxiety Training maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: (10/17/19 – 10/17/22). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education creditsSocial workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

Anxiety Training is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0640.

Anxiety Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7108. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Anxiety Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Course Fee:

$29.99 includes 1 hours of content, hand-outs, and continuing education credit. To receive CE credit, you must complete the webinar, answer the completion questions correctly, and complete a course evaluation. If you do not answer the questions correctly, review the materials and re-take the test. A CE certificate will be immediately emailed to you once you have completed the requirements. Anxiety Training offers a complete, 100% refund if you are not completely satisfied with this course. Contact Elizabeth@anxietytraining.com for refund information or with any other concerns about this course. 

Accommodations:  We are committed to making this course accessible to all. Contact info@anxietytraining.com to request accommodations.  In some cases, documentation is request for review. 

Outline:

1.  Cognitive Behavioral Theory

2.  Three Aspects of Anxiety

3.  Goals for Treatment

4.  Understanding what is happening in the brain

5.  How to identify worry

6. Treatment Steps

    Worry Monitor

    Worry exposure

    Mindfulness exercises with the body

    Imaginal exposure

    Cognitive challenging and reframing

7.  Exposure and Response Prevention

8.  Playing with worry

9.  Imaginal Exposure with worry

10. Mindfulness with worry

11. Cognitive Therapy

     False Beliefs about thoughts

    Developing a new response to worry

12. Pitfalls for Therapists

Instructors

Anxiety Training offers effective online, continuing education for master's level mental health professionals and for organizations nationwide.

Anxiety Training has a history of strategic partnerships with organizations like PESI, NYCBT, and New York City Public Schools. Their evidence-based classes and courses in Cognitive Behavior Therapy help professionals build confident, successful practices that change lives. 

Cofounders and anxiety experts Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, and Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C bring over 50 years of experience and leadership in anxiety and OCD treatment to Anxiety Training. 


Kimberly Morrow, LCSW

Kimberly Morrow earned the Clinician Outreach Award (2012) and the Member of Distinction Award (2015) from Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA).

She is a graduate of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Institute. She sits on the board for OCD Pennsylvania. She wrote Face It and Feel It: 10 Simple (But Not Easy) Ways to Live Well with Anxiety. She co-authored CBT for Anxiety: A Step-By-Step Training Manual for the Treatment of Fear, Panic, Worry and OCD with Spencer.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Turning Down the Volume on Worries

    • Welcome!

    • Living in the present, worry scripts and chasing worry

    • Power Point

    • Worry / Coping Scripts

    • GAD Resources

    • Cultural Competence

    • Copy of Webinar Evaluation rating key: 5 = Strongly agree 4 = Agree 3 = Unsure, no opinion, N/A 2 = Disagree 1 = Strongly disagree

    • Completion Questions