Apply proven brain-based strategies for Panic, Social Anxiety, OCD, GAD, and PTSD
Understand the difference between cortex-based and amygdala-based anxiety
Motivate clients and calm the anxious brain using the power of neuroplasticity
Increase client engagement by focusing on changing the brain - not simply decreasing anxiety
Join neuroscience and anxiety expert, Dr. Catherine Pittman, and learn her keys for successful anxiety treatment. Dr. Pittman integrates brain-based strategies for calming the anxious mind with client communication techniques that motivate change in your clients. Catherine’s approach promotes adherence to treatment and strengthens the therapeutic alliance - which is essential when working with anxious, worried, traumatized, or obsessive clients.
Dr. Pittman will give you proven tools and techniques to:
Identify and treat the roots of anxiety in both the amygdala and the cortex
Explain “the language of the amygdala” in an accessible, straight forward way
Identify how the cortex contributes to anxiety, and empower clients with strategies to resist anxiety-igniting cognitions
Therapy is about change - it’s about creating a new self - and incorporating the concept of “rewiring the brain” is a potent method for stopping anxiety in its tracks.
This course is available for 5.75 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.
Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP, is the chair and associate professor of Psychology at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. Dr. Pittman is the author of the popular book Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry. She has a background in cognitive behavioral therapy, neuropsychology, fear-conditioning research, and treated anxiety-based disorders in clinical practice for over 25 years. Catherine’s experience makes her uniquely qualified to provide a clear understanding of neuroscience and how that informs the selection and application of successful anxiety treatment strategies. She regularly presents workshops at national conferences and national webinars on anxiety treatment, and is an active member of the Public Education Committee of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Financial: Catherine Pittman is an associate professor at Saint Mary’s College. She is an author for New Harbinger and receives royalties. Dr. Pittman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Catherine Pittman is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals.
Ascertain the underlying neurological processes that impact anxious symptoms for clients.
Develop client engagement in treatment using personalized goals and attending to the therapeutic relationship.
Evaluate the differences between amygdala-based and cortex-based anxiety symptoms and identify how these symptoms inform treatment interventions.
Communicate strategies for calming and training the amygdala in order to alleviate symptoms of anxiety.
Implement methods for teaching clients to retrain the cortex so that anxiety is resisted rather than exacerbated.
Analyze how psychotropic medication impacts neuroplasticity in the brain; identify related treatment implications.
Use Neuroscience in the Treatment of Anxiety
Positives: We know more about anxiety-based disorders than any other disorders
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.