GAD, PHOBIAS, PTSD, OCD, BDD, PERFORMANCE ANXIETY, PUBLIC SPEAKING ANXIETY, SHYNESS, PANIC DISORDER, AND MORE
Anxiety is arguably the single most common mental health problem. Sadly, many people (therapists and clients alike) look to pills for a solution. However, the latest research indicates that the most effective treatments are drug-free.
In this course, Dr. Burns will show you how to integrate the Motivational, Cognitive, Exposure, and Hidden Emotion Models in the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias, Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, Shyness, Public Speaking Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Performance Anxiety. The goals of the treatment include high-speed, complete recovery and lasting change.
You will learn how to use a multitude of powerful and innovative treatment methods, including Paradoxical Agenda Setting, Positive Reframing, the Experimental Technique, the Feared Fantasy, Acceptance Paradox, Hidden Emotion Technique, Cognitive Flooding, Memory Rescripting, Shame-Attacking Exercises, Individual and Interpersonal Downward Arrow Techniques, and more. Dr. Burns will illustrate these methods with inspiring vignettes of patients struggling with intense anxiety, including individuals who have been victims of severe and horrific trauma, so you can see exactly how these methods work and begin to use them right away in your clinical work.
Dr. Burns will not simply present a grab bag of techniques or formulas for various “disorders.” Instead, he will show how to create a warm, vibrant collaborative relationship, overcome each patient’s subconscious resistance to change, and develop a systematic, individualized treatment plan that specifically targets the patient’s unique problems and needs.
Dr. Burns will also show you how to track clinical progress at every therapy session so you can see exactly how effective you were—or weren’t—and precisely how your patients feel about you. The information can be shocking, but will provide you with tremendous opportunities for learning and growth every time you see a patient. In fact, you will discover that your patients can be far the best teachers you’ve ever had.
Sign up right away and prepare to have fun while you learn from one of North America’s most highly acclaimed psychotherapy innovators and teachers!
Obie the cat
Why I love treating anxiety
Types of anxiety
Techniques are powerful
Rapid recovery possible for most patients
training is needed
Vignettes all true but disguised
Choose successful examples to illustrate a technique
Use of DML
Systematic approach is crucial: TEAM
T = Testing
EASY Diagnostic System
Comorbidity will be the rule
Brief Mood Survey
E = Empathy
A = (Paradoxical) Agenda Setting
Outcome Resistance: Magical Thinking
GAD: protect of loved ones
OCD: prevent catastrophe
Performance anxiety: prevent failure
Phobias: fear of flying
Social anxiety: avoid rejection
Panic attacks: avoid death, insanity, or loss of control
Techniques to overcome Outcome Resistance
Paradoxical Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA)
Process Resistance: Exposure
Techniques to overcome Process Resistance
Dangling the Carrot
Sitting with Open Hands
Process Resistance example
Sweaty young man
M = Methods
Fail as Fast as You Can
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for emotional change
Include four categories of techniques on RC
Recovery Circle Exercise
Basic Cognitive Techniques
Identify the Distortions
Examine the Evidence
Thinking in Shades of Gray
Let’s Be Specific
Paradoxical Double Standard
Shy man in supermarket
Annie / ovarian cancer
Externalization of Voices with Acceptance Paradox vs. Self-Defensive Paradigm
Shy young man in grocery store
Therapists in group / fear of being judged
Good for Labeling and Should Statements
Individual Downward Arrow with list of Self-Defeating Beliefs
Anxiety during workshop
Anxiety about being judged following suicide of a patient
Interpersonal Downward Arrow
Rodney, the chemist
Attorney with 33 years of psychoanalysis
Hidden Emotion Technique
My anxiety vs. promotion
Also good for hypochondriasis
My anxiety about lymphoma before oral boards
Beware of Reverse Hypnosis
Smile and Hello Practice
Relapse Prevention Training (RPT)
Resources for additional training
eBook: Tools, Not Schools, of Therapy
When Panic Attacks
Feeling Good Handbook
Easy Diagnostic System
Workshops, including intensives
T.E.A.M. Therapy Certification program
If you attend this course, you will learn how to:
Quickly treat every type of anxiety, including GAD, Phobias, PTSD, OCD, BDD, Performance Anxiety, Public Speaking Anxiety, Shyness, Panic Disorder, and more
Track clinical progress effortless and precisely at every therapy sesson
Describe why Outcome Resistance and Process Resistance keep patients stuck
Overcome subconscious resistance and boost motivaton using Paradoxical Agenda Setting Techniques such as the Magic Button, Positive Reframing, Magic Dial, Gentle Ultimatum, Sitting with Open Hands, and more
Pinpoint the Self-Defeating Beliefs that trigger anxiety and depression using the Individual Downward Arrow, the Interpersonal Downward Arrow, and the What-If Technique
Modify Self-Defeating Beliefs, such as Perfectionism, Perceived Perfectionism, the Approval Addicton, the Love Addiction, and more with the Cost-Benefit Analysis, Semantic Method, Experimental Technique, Feared Fantasy, and Acceptance Paradox
Bring subconscious conflicts and feelings to conscious awareness with the Hidden Emotion Technique
Identify and implement ten to fifteen helpful and individualized interventions that will help each patient rapidly eliminate feelings of anxiety, shame, depression, and inadequacy
Prevent Relapses following the completion of the treatment
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
David Burns, M.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He also has served as Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Medicine School and Acting Chief of Psychiatry at the Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Burns has authored six books on cognitive behavior therapy including his best-selling Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980), which has sold over four million copies. In a national survey, Feeling Good was rated #1 – from a list of over 1,000 self-help books – and is the most frequently recommended book by mental health professionals in the United States and Canada for clients suffering from depression. His most current work is titled When Panic Attacks.
Although he is best known for his work on psychotherapy, Dr. Burns has also done significant research on the central nervous system and received the A.E. Bennett Award for his studies of serotonin metabolism. Currently he is investigating variables associated with therapeutic success or failure. His research has been published in numerous scientific journals. Dr. Burns is a dynamic and engaging educator. Every year, thousands of mental health professionals attend his workshops. Dr. Burns also maintains a strong interest in public education. He was recently featured in a ninety minute PBS special on depression and received the Distinquished Contribution to Psychology through the Media Award from the Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology in 1995.
January 6 - February 10, 2017
6 Week Online Training – presented by David Burns, M.D.
2 Hours per Session, 6 Sessions, 12 CEUs
Recordings Available – Sessions will be pre-recorded and available for participants to access after the live date. All recordings will be available until two weeks after the online course is complete.
Quiz – A 10 question, multiple choice quiz will be administered online after the final webinar session. 50% accuracy is required to passs, multiple attempts are allowed. Once you have passed a quiz, a PDF. of your certificate will be available for download. The quiz will be available until two weeks after the online course is complete.
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The pre-approval period for accreditation of this course has expired. Participants seeking accreditation must contact their associations directly. Please check with your association prior to registration if you require continuing education credits/units (CEU’s). We do not guarantee approval and fees may apply. As this course is no longer pre-approved for CEU’s it is being offered at a discounted rate.