Anxiety and Panic Disorder from Dianne Taylor Dougherty
Anxiety and Panic: Assessment and Diagnostic Considerations
- DSM-5® classification of anxiety disorders
- Differential diagnosis and isomorphic conditions
- Assessment tips for ambiguous presentations
- Dangers of misdiagnosis
Neuroscience of Anxiety and Panic
- Nexus between trauma and onset of anxiety disorders
- Heritability and brain function
- The role of neuroplasticity in treatment and healing
- Pharmacological considerations
Clinical Tools: Evidence-Based Interventions to Calm the Anxious Mind
- 7 first-session techniques for immediate symptom reduction
- How to incorporate the expressive arts and MBSR interventions into your treatment plan
- The 5 essential steps for healing
- Neuroaesthetics: Look for objective facts in subjective places
- How to utilize low skill/high sensitivity exercises to access information
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Improve client self-talk and problem solving, decrease rumination
- Limitations of using CBT alone for anxiety disorders
- How to incorporate expressive therapies along with CBT and other modalities
- How to use “reading therapy” with anxious clients
- What the research tells us about the benefits of bibliotherapy
- Recommendations and guidance for getting started
Art, Writing, Drawing
- Creative tools for helping clients move through emotions
- How to “decode” symbols, stories and metaphor
- Neuroaesthetics: Looking for objective facts in subjective places
- Activate clients’ inner healing processes
- Neurophysiology of movement
- Increase energy and awareness
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- 3 MBSR techniques to use right away
- Mindful labeling and observation
- Reduce tension, stress and acute reactive response to anxiety
- Who is a good candidate for expressive therapies?
- Engaging the skeptical client
- Tips for the clinician who “isn’t creative”
- Multicultural factors
- Limitations of the research and potential risks
Are you looking for new ways to help your clients combat anxiety?
Do you have clients who are having difficulty identifying their triggers, or struggling to verbalize their feelings?
In this program recording, Dianne Taylor Dougherty, MS, CAGS, LPCS, will fill up your therapeutic toolbox with creative, evidence-based expressive therapy interventions that will help you disarm skeptical and resistant clients. You don’t have to be a skilled artist, writer or musician to incorporate these strategies. Dianne will provide you with tips and goals you can use the very next day!
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to assess anxious habits, symptoms, and behaviors and stop the “anxiety spiral” in the first session!
Discover how combining new, Expressive Therapy Techniques with CBT and MBSR can help treat even the most resistant anxiety symptoms. Experience how these evidence-based treatment strategies can improve problem solving, reduce stress and increase awareness and energy.
You’ll see how the powerful interventions taught in this program will transform the lives of your clients and improve the care you provide!