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Continuing Professional Development Certificates
PsychOz Publications, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.
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.
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.
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Assessment and Differential Diagnosis
Techniques That Work to Modulate Physiology
- The causes of panic, generalized anxiety and social anxiety that help select treatment
- Differential diagnosis in children – ADD and ASD
- Treatment approaches that change brain function for long-lasting recovery
- The impact of insomnia in generalized anxiety
Techniques for Treating Cognitive Problems of Anxiety and Panic
- The right way to teach and use diaphragmatic breathing
- Develop the 4 competencies of stress management
- Utilize different types of relaxation and discuss their use in different types of anxiety disorders
- Four important lifestyle changes everyone can make to reduce anxiety
Techniques for Managing Social Anxiety
- The best thought-replacement methods for worry and rumination
- Clear the mind of ruminative and racing thoughts
- Know when anger triggers anxiety and how to work with it in worried clients
- How to stop worry before it happens
Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks
- Apply the “Three Deep Breaths and Good Preparation” model to construct treatment goals for social anxiety
- Structure cognitive change through planned “counter-cognitions”
- Apply ‘in vivo exposure’ techniques that optimize recovery from social anxiety
- Controlled studies on the human brain structure and function are limited by challenges of studying the brain in action
- New studies continually modify our understanding of how neurotransmitters interact and affect cognition, emotion and behaviour
- There are no significant risks associated with Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
- Assessment of an individual’s capacity to understand and utilize an intervention should always precede employment of the technique
- Articulate the neurobiological causes of panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety and ascertain how this information impacts treatment decisions.
- Implement strategies for stress management to reduce symptoms of anxiety in clients, including lifestyle changes, cognitive interventions and time management tools.
- Model effective use of diaphragmatic breathing techniques for physiological modulation in the treatment of anxiety.
- Communicate how memory reconsolidation assists clients in identifying their anxiety triggers and interrupt the common cognitions that often lead to panic attacks.
- Integrate specific clinical techniques to address persistent worry and understand how this changes the neurobiology of ruminative thought patterns in clients.
- Utilize cognitive therapy interventions with clients to manage perfectionism, procrastination and rigid approaches to problems.
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