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25 Custom Treatment Techniques for Anxious and Depressed Clients


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Anxiety |  Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric |  Mood Disorders
Faculty:
Margaret Wehrenberg
Duration:
6 Hours 11 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Dec 09, 2015
SKU:
POS046760
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

Anxiety and depression are the most common of exhibiting symptoms and present a special challenge when they co-occur in the same client---which they often do. Caught in a mix of symptoms that affect their ability to respond to treatment, different clients require different approaches. Join national speaker and author, Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg, as she identifies seven types of anxious and depressed clients and delivers over 25 custom treatment techniques you can use immediately.

Based on her extensive clinical experience and solid foundation in research, Dr. Wehrenberg will give you the tools to:

  • Motivate the Low Energy Client
  • Redirect the mental energy of the Hopeless Ruminator
  • Calm the Panicky Depressive
  • Introduce choice with the Worried and Exhausted
  • Break the routines of the Quiet Avoider
  • Teach balance to the High Energy and Depressed client
  • Challenge the beliefs of the Highly Anxious

Clinicians will learn the hallmarks of these variations of co-morbid anxiety and depression and will be able to apply treatment approaches that really work to resolve them.

 

CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


Florida Social Workers

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 6.25 continuing education credits. 



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Faculty

Margaret Wehrenberg's Profile

Margaret Wehrenberg Related seminars and products: 2

Psy.D., Psychologist

Wehrenberg and Associates


Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, is the author of 6 books on the treatment of anxiety and depression, including her most recent book for the general public, The 10 Best Anxiety Busters. An expert on the treatment of anxiety and depression, she has extensive training and expertise in the neurobiology of psychological disorders. She earned her M.A. specializing in psychodrama and play therapy with children. Dr. Wehrenberg has years of experience as a drug and alcoholism counselor, working with the U.S. Army in Germany and Lutheran Social Services in Illinois. She also has training in trauma treatment, EMDR, and Thought Field Therapy. She has a private psychotherapy practice in Naperville, IL, specializing in treating anxiety. In addition to clinical work, she coaches business professionals on managing anxiety, she frequently contributes articles for Psychotherapy Networker magazine, and she has produced Relaxation for Tension and Worry, a CD for breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery to use with anxious clients. Her book, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, published by W.W. Norton, is a consistent top seller for anxiety management. You can find her on the web at www.margaretwehrenberg.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Margaret Wehrenberg maintains a private practice. She is an author with W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Margaret Wehrenberg is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Anxiety Disorder Association of America.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, Anxiety + Depression: Effective Treatment of the Big Two Co-Occurring Disorders, please visit our product store.

To order the book, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Workbook, please visit our product store.


Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Mental Health Professionals

Outline

Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression

  • Unique challenges
  • Tips to enhance the therapeutic relationship
  • Interactions of symptoms
  • Assessment
  • Types of anxious & depressed clients
    • Traits
    • Lifestyle
    • Customize approach for each type

25 Customized Treatment Strategies for each Type

  • Low Energy & Depressed
    • Raise energy
    • Gets the train rolling
    • Use future energy
    • Change hopeless/helpless meta-cognitions
  • Hopeless Ruminators
    • Redirect & shift internal locus of control
    • Breakdown “I won’t”
    • Alter helpless explanatory style
  • Worried & Exhausted
    • Denial & choice
    • Examine values
    • Prevent burnout
    • Transfer worry & build brain circuitry
  • Panicky & Depressed
    • Predict, Prevent and prepare
    • Stop catastrophic thinking
    • Calming techniques
    • Analyze themes of depression over failures and guilt
  • Quiet Avoiders
    • Self-isolation reinforces depression
    • Control social anxiety
    • Change inner dialogue
    • Provide & practice new scripts
    • Unlearn fear & build positive experiences
  • High Energy & Depressed
    • Breakdown perfectionism and over-activity
    • Personal balance wheel
    • Accept alternate plans and outcomes
  • High Anxiety
    • Special attention to worry
    • Stop rumination
    • Contain worry
    • Effective cognitive tools

Objectives

  1. Identify 7 types of co-occurring anxiety and depression.
  2. Discuss how to avoid pitfalls in the therapeutic relationship common to comorbid anxiety and depression and engage productively with clients.
  3. Outline strategies to stop rumination and shift internal locus of control.
  4. Illustrate custom treatment methods for the various types of comorbid anxious and depressed clients.
  5. Develop cognitive skills to stop worry and prevent catastrophic thinking.
  6. Utilize the balance wheel to identify and select appropriate lifestyle changes.
  7. List several methods that improve energy in physical, emotional and behavioral patterns of depression and anxiety.

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