People get tricked by Panic Disorder. They fear that that a panic attack will result in some disaster – death, insanity, or loss of control chief among them. Their own history generally reveals that panic attacks have never produced the disastrous outcomes they fear. Yet, because they attribute their survival to luck and a variety of self protective behaviors, they continue to believe that panic will lead them to a future disaster.
This is what makes Panic Disorder so powerfully chronic. Chronically anxious clients get tricked by their own efforts to avoid, distract from, and protect against the perceived dangers. When the dangers don’t come to pass, they believe they had a narrow escape from a terrible calamity, and feel more vulnerable going forward rather than less. They become increasingly afraid of more and more improbable events. Panic Disorder could be more accurately termed “the disorder of excessive self-protection”, because that’s how it functions! Read More
How can you help clients recover? By teaching them to disengage from the self-protective behaviors that trick them. Attend this live webcast and learn how to help your anxious clients find the evidence of this trick in their own lives, so you can help them approach and accept, rather than avoid and resist, the experience of panic.
This workshop will teach you to empower your anxious clients to see themselves as good, capable people who have been fooled by panic, rather than defective people who need protection. Discover how to motivate your clients to use exposure therapy – to seek out, rather than avoid, the corrective experiences they need for recovery. Take home effective strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Paradoxical Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, and traditional CBT to help your clients rediscover the hopes and dreams they had for life before they were derailed by their struggle against panic. You, and your clients, will be glad you did!
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Recognize how fear of panic can impede clients’ ability to engage in treatment and utilize strategies to facilitate their engagement.
- Implement clinical techniques to address clients’ thoughts, feelings, and behavior that underlie panic disorder, including shame, blame, and excessive self-protection.
- Teach a simple breathing technique that both decreases acute panic symptoms and serves as a metaphor for management of future anxiety.
- Apply simple yet effective clinical interventions in sessions to teach clients a new perspective on panic attacks and a more adaptive approach to the use of exposure therapy.
- Model the use of humor in responding to the fears of panic disorder.
About the Speaker
David Carbonell, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping people overcome fears, phobias and worry. He is the author of four self- help books: Panic Attacks Workbook, The Worry Trick, Fear of Flying Workbook, and Outsmart Your Anxious Brain: Ten Simple Ways to Beat the Worry Trick. He is the “coach” of the popular self-help site, anxietycoach.com, and has taught workshops on the treatment of anxiety disorders to more than 10,000 therapists in the U.S. and abroad. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University in 1985 and has maintained a practice devoted to the treatment of anxiety disorders in Chicago since 1990. He lives in Chicago with his wife and a pair of rescue dogs. In his spare time, he is the founding member of The Therapy Players, an improvisational comedy troupe of professional psychotherapists in the Chicago area.
CPD / CE / NBCC credits available: 3
How do I receive these credits?
The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.
The post-test is included in the price of the training.
Does my regulatory body accept the credits?
The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.
Our trainings are accredited by:
– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association
– National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)