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Duration: 90 Minutes
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Overview: Anxiety is one of the most common reasons clients seek mental health services. However, anxiety disorders can be especially difficult to treat, and oftentimes professionals note that many clients seek treatment for years with minimal relief. This topic teaches professionals the basic neuroscience behind anxiety, and explains why traditional methods are often necessary, but not sufficient, for recovery from anxiety.
Additionally, this content presents an easy-to-follow roadmap for anxiety treatment and presents several examples of techniques that have been shown to help clients better manage and reduce their anxiety in an efficient and effective manner.
Why should you Attend: Anxiety disorders are one of the most common reasons clients seek mental health services. However, some clients continue to experience severe symptoms months or years into treatment, despite treatment compliance. One reason progress can stall in therapy is that traditional psychotherapeutic methods often emphasize "top down," cognitive methods and do not incorporate "bottom up" (often somatic) techniques, which can alter key brain areas implicated in anxiety.
Attendees of this webinar will learn about the main areas of the brain involved in anxiety disorders, be able to identify at least two brain-changing techniques that have been shown to help clients manage and reduce anxiety, and outline three main ways to change the brain. With more options for anxiety treatment, treatment approaches can be tailored to individual clients’ needs. Attendees will leave the seminar with a better understanding of the necessary components of anxiety treatment, and concrete techniques they can begin using tomorrow.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Here's Your Brain on Anxiety
The "Main Players" of Anxiety and How Each Brain Area Functions in the Context of Anxiety
Brain Connectivity: We're Wired to Be Anxious (and Alive)
Anxiety and Its Connection to Common Pathways and Networks
Three Ways to Change the Brain
The Resilient, Non-Anxious Brain: Cool, Calm, and Collected
Examples of Bottom-up, Top-Down, and Horizontal Techniques
Roadmap for Creating a Non-Anxious Brain
Brain-Changing Techniques You Can Start Using Tomorrow
Interoceptive Exposure Exercises
Who Will Benefit:
Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Marriage and Family Therapists
Licensed Professional Counselors
Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A., is a licensed clinical psychologist and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety, trauma, and the neuroscience of mental health. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.
Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates. She formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained thousands of mental health professionals in her workshops.
Price - $139
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