How often do you encounter a client suffering from anxiety who is stuck in a pattern of severe and unrelenting worry and despite your best efforts they do not respond to the usual therapy approaches? Does your therapeutic tool box need new and creative instruments? Do you desire a comprehensive formula that provides guidance rather than abstract theoretical paradigms?
Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan’s seminar offers a clinical blueprint that is concise and practical; highlighting a cutting-edge treatment plan for clinicians to treat various types of anxiety disorders. This unique 6-step approach describes a distinctive arrangement of evidence-based therapeutic interventions that reduce symptomology common to the experience of chronic anxiety, panic and worry.
Each step highlights core skills necessary for symptom relief and consequent long-term resiliency. Lastly, this model provides an outline for a comprehensive maintenance plan to assure lasting positive change. You will leave the seminar with competence in using this 6-step treatment plan and the skill to add innovative tools from neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, CBT, ACT and logotherapy.
Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is a successful psychotherapist, author, clinical director and sought-after nationwide speaker on topics of resilience, anxiety, neuroscience, and occupational burnout. As an affiliate and former faculty member of Loyola University, Maryland, her past research has focused on resiliency and psychological well-being, including nature-based mental health.
Dr. Schreiber-Pan has worked with various organizations, schools and corporations to reduce stress on a communal level and to increase structural well-being through training in positive psychology as well as emotional intelligence coaching.
She has developed unique continuing education courses that combine established clinical methods such as CBT with innovative treatment approached including nature-based psychotherapy and neuro-counseling. She is the author of Taming the Anxious Mind: A Guidebook to Relieve Stress and Anxiety.
Financial: Heidi Schreiber-Pan is in private practice. She receives a consulting fee from Loyola University. Dr. Schreiber-Pan receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Heidi Schreiber-Pan is a member of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision; the American Counseling Association; and Maryland Association for Counseling and Development.
Determine the underlying neurological processes that impact anxious clients.
Evaluate the differences between amygdala-based and cortex-based anxiety symptoms and identify how these symptoms inform treatment interventions.
Utilize the 6-step treatment model to improve the client’s ability to engage in treatment.
Develop client engagement in treatment using personalized goals and attending to the therapeutic relationship.
Analyze the efficacy of various anxiety treatment approaches, including mindfulness, CBT, ACT and logotherapy.
Plan strategies for calming and training the amygdala in order to alleviate symptoms of anxiety.
Integrate clinical techniques to address client’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour that underlie anxiety, including shame, blame and excessive self-protection.
Practice a simple breathing technique that both decreases acute anxiety symptoms and serves as a metaphor for management of future anxiety.
Apply simple, yet effective clinical interventions in session to help clients acquire a new perspective of chronic anxiety and a more adaptive approach to managing symptoms.
Choose specific behavioural interventions to decrease the symptoms of Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder.
Propose specific clinical techniques to address persistent worry and understand how this changes the neurobiology of ruminative thought patterns.
Utilize cognitive therapy interventions with clients to manage perfectionism, procrastination and rigid approaches to problems.
Step 1: Create Calm in the Nervous System by Taming Amygdala
Neuro-counseling as an empowerment tool for clients
The power of neuroplasticity
Six principles to reduce the chronic fight or flight response
Weekly routine to calm sympathetic nervous system activation
Practices: Brain-based techniques that consistently lower sympathetic nervous system arousal
Letting Go of SNS Arousal
Let’s Breathe: A review of breathing techniques
Step 2: Introduce and Reinforce Self-Compassion
Self-esteem vs self-compassion
Quieting the inner critic
Establish an interior ally
Mindful acceptance of self
Inner-child-work to encourage forgiveness of self
A case for self-care
The role of boundary setting in self-care
Practices: Powerful strategies to promote emotional resiliency and lessen destructive inner narratives