David Carbonell – Anxiety: Treatment techniques that really work
Dr. Carbonell believes that people who struggle with chronic anxiety have been “tricked”, by their physiology and their “common sense”, into getting caught up in a struggle that increasingly complicates and degrades their lives. His method is to help people walk a different path, one that fosters recovery by disengaging from the constant “anti-anxiety” struggle which now maintains their present difficulties.
Watch this seminar recording and take home effective strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Paradoxical Therapy, metacognitive Therapy, and traditional CBT in a unique and innovative way. This recording will show you how to empower your clients with anxiety disorders to see themselves as good, capable people who have been fooled by anxiety, rather than defective people who need to be protected. Join Dr. Carbonell for this powerful program, and discover how to motivate your clients to seek out, rather than avoid, the corrective experiences they need for recovery from an anxiety disorder.
Explain how anxiety tricks your clients into getting stuck – and how to turn that around
Defuse anxiety about treatment and build a strong working relationship with the most anxious of clients
Implement strategies to help clients recover from Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder with or without medications
Use strategies to relieve your clients’ shame, blame & excessive self-protection
Utilize powerful methods to help clients overcome the fears of driving, flying, and public speaking
Teach a breathing technique which not only restores comfortable breathing, but stands as a metaphor to guide future responses to anxiety
Preparing Clients for Treatment
Work with the fear of treatment
Build a better future from past disappointments
Putting out fires with gasoline
The Anxiety Trick
The end of Anti-Anxiety
Soothe Your Mind
The problem with correcting thoughts
“Uncle Argument” at the banquet
Exposure techniques for worry
Disempowering Shame and Secrecy
Disengaging from “What if?”
Calm Your Body
Diaphragmatic breathing the right way
Relaxation and visualization
Replace destructive avoidance with valued actions
Use your body
When do we use relaxation?
Train Your Brain
“It’s so irrational”
Is it Danger or Discomfort?
Work with your Amygdala
The rationale for exposure
Undoing safety behaviors
What maintains it? How to end it
Hope and Help for demoralized clients
Getting unstuck from the “Why?” questions
In vivo exposure for:
Fear of flying
Fear of driving
Fear of public speaking
Social Anxiety Disorder
The self centered phobia
Whose thoughts bother you?
Overcoming embarrassment and criticism
Handling anxiety symptoms and mistakes
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
The Worry Disease
The two types of Worry
The Mad Libs of Anxiety
Change the client’s relationship with worry
Scared Kids: Modifications for kids & teens
Help the parents, help the kids
Backing down the developmental ladder
ABOUT DAVID CARBONELL, Ph.D.
Effective treatment methods for anxiety disorders were just starting to enter the mainstream when David Carbonell, Ph.D. began his career as a psychologist in 1985. He’s been helping people overcome fears and phobias, and developing new treatment strategies, ever since. Blending humor, compassion, and acceptance with cognitive behavioral methods, Dr. Carbonell, a sought after presenter, has taught his unique treatment methods to more than 3,000 mental health professionals at workshops across the country.
Dr. Carbonell is the “Coach”, a popular self help site, and the author of Panic Attacks Workbook (Ulysses Press, 2004). He was one of the first psychologists in the U.S. to develop a private practice devoted solely to the treatment of anxiety disorders, and continues to practice full time in Chicago today. He’s a frequent speaker at the annual conferences of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. He has a unique blend of CBT, ACT, metacognitive Therapy and Paradoxical Therapy to offer people with anxiety disorders, and the professionals who treat them, and it’s his goal for you to leave armed with an approach, and numerous specific tools, that you can use the next day.
Clinicians rave about David’s guiding formulation of the Anxiety Trick, the simple, humorous language with which he describes it, and the way he helps you translate it into practical, powerful interventions. Come join him for a day and go home ready to use innovative new strategies for helping anxious clients, bypassing many of the usual obstacles to progress as you guide your clients to recovery.
CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
This self-study material qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.
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