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Anxiety Disorders Made Simple: Non-Medication Treatment Strategies That Work!

Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Daniel J. van Ingen, PsyD
6 Hours 26 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Feb 03, 2015
Media Type:
Online Learning


  • Latest innovation in CBT, mindfulness-based ACT, Meta-Cognitive therapy & positive psychology
  • Shrink the power of panic disorder
  • Free clients from social anxiety disorder
  • Gain tolerance of OCD intolerance
  • Techniques for adults, teens & kids

Dr. Daniel van Ingen passionately believes no one should suffer from anxiety disorders.

With that goal in mind, he has dedicated his life to helping people become unafraid. His teachings on anxiety tolerance training are based on the Three R’s …. Relax your body, Reframe your thinking, and Resolve your fears. Anxiety expert, author and national speaker Dr. van Ingen’s treatment is based on the latest innovations using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Meta-Cognitive Therapy, and the latest research on positive psychology.

Anxiety disorders can be effectively treated with non-medication strategies. Free your client from fear, anxiety and panic by introducing cognitive-behavioral strategies into your practice that really work. You will learn specialized techniques to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, panic, social anxiety, and trauma-based anxiety. Walk away with effective evidence-based strategies such as evidence separation, time machine technique, sense and emotional rehearsal, and defensive defective attacks.



  • Address Resistance in Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Assess Motivation for Treatment
  • Uncovering Inception of Anxiety Problem
  • Examine Safety Seeking Behaviors & Negative Reinforcement


Relax Your Body

  • Effective Breathing Techniques
  • Visual Replacement
  • Dos and Don’ts of Mindfulness
  • Acceptance of Arousal

Reframe Your Thinking

  • Overcome Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTS),
  • Intermediate Beliefs & Core Beliefs:
    • Experiential Strategy: Open Chair
    • Safe Place Guided Imagery
    • Role Playing Technique
    • Time Machine Technique
  • Meta-Cognitive Therapy: Focus on How You Think via Evidence Separation & Locus of Control

Resolve Your Fears

  • Address Hidden Therapist Avoidance
  • Motivational Interviewing to Encourage
  • Behavioral Experiments & Exposure
  • Anxiety Reframed: False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR)
  • Acceptance & Commitment-Based Therapy (ACT)


Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Apply the Worry Basket
  • Mindfulness to Increase Present-Moment Awareness
  • Apply RP3: Rank Worries and Reframe from
  • Problems that aren’t Permanent, Personal or Pervasive
  • Uncontrolled to Useful Worrying

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Exposure & Response Prevention
  • Collaborative Exposure
  • Intolerance of Uncertainty Intervention
  • Use of the Garbage Session

Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Exposure: “Notice” Talk Assignment
  • Ultimate Skills Building: 4-Level Communication Intervention
  • Validity of Social Cognition

Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia

  • Catastrophic Reversers
  • Anxiety Tolerance Building via: Interoceptive Exposure
  • Experimental Actions to Reframe Exaggerated Threat Appraisals

Trauma-Based Anxiety

  • Small t vs Big T treatment
  • 20 Remedies Matching 20 Trauma Symptoms
  • Hologram Metaphor
  • Navigate the Therapeutic Zone

Scared Kids: Adapting for Kids & Teens

  • Kid-Friendly Language
  • Courageously Confronting the Fears
  • Nipping Controls that Drive Anxiety in the Bud
  • Parent Effectiveness Skills


  • Describe the “Three R’s” and how that model encourages, and motivates your clients to increase their anxiety tolerance.
  • Summarize essential clinical assessment features such as safety-seeking behavior and negative reinforcement.
  • Demonstrate optimal anxiety tolerance building for panic disorder.
  • Implement practical strategies for overcoming social anxiety disorder.
  • Utilize precise response prevention techniques for overpowering OCD.
  • Apply matching & exposure interventions for trauma-based anxiety.
  • Explain the latest innovations in CBT, mindfulness-based ACT, Meta-Cognitive therapy & strategic integration with positive psychology.

To order the book, Anxiety Disorders Made Simple: Treatment Approaches to Overcome Fear and Build Resiliency, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Anxiety: Treatment Techniques That Really Work, please visit our product store.


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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 6.0 continuing education credits. 



Daniel J. van Ingen, PsyD's Profile

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Licensed Psychologist

The IMA Group

Daniel van Ingen, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and the author of 3 books: Anxiety Disorders Made Simple: Treatment Approaches to Overcome Fear and Build Resilience, You Are Your Child’s Best Psychologist: 7 Keys to Parenting with Excellence, and Flourish: Breaking Free with Less TV. He earned his B.A. in psychology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was a medal of courage recipient and had a tree planted in his name for his support and advocacy for minority students. He earned his M.A. at Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis and his Psy.D. at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Some of his experiences include coordinating a PTSD clinic at a VA medical center, work in two college counseling centers, service in substance abuse outpatient treatment, training medical residents in St. Petersburg, FL, and directing a day treatment program for adults with intellectual disabilities and challenging behavior for five years.

Dr. van Ingen, trained as a scholar-practitioner, has many empirical studies published on cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders, parenting research, and disabilities. He has presented at national and international conferences for over 15 years. His book, Anxiety Disorders Made Simple: Treatment Approaches to Overcoming Fear and Building Resiliency, has received outstanding reviews from psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers alike. He has been dubbed the Sarasota Parenting Doctor in his private practice work with families. He is co-founder of Parenting Doctors (, an organization dedicated to serving Sarasota County families. He is a national speaker, blogs anxiety articles and posts weekly parenting podcasts on his website, also available on iTunes. He has been featured on ABC-7 for his expertise on anxiety treatment. Follow him at Twitter @drvaningen, his Facebook page: Anxiety Disorders Made Simple and his Parenting Doctors YouTube channel.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Daniel van Ingen maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with IMA. He is a receives royalties as a published author. Daniel van Ingen receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Daniel van Ingen has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Target Audience

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

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