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Anxiety Treatment via Telehealth

Telehealth has burst onto the mental health scene as both a viable, effective treatment option and a source of distress for clinicians and clients alike – particularly those who experience anxiety.

Are you prepared to virtually treat your most symptomatic anxiety clients?

Join author and clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Sears in this 2-hour recording as he combines evidence-based anxiety intervention strategies with the nuanced skill of effectively providing online care therapeutically.

You’ll learn:

  • 5 must-do’s and must-not-do’s of telehealth
  • How to orient and engage even your most anxious clients on a teletherapy platform
  • Mastery of the nuance of virtual care while avoiding common traps that accidentally reinforce clients’ anxiety and avoidance
  • How to transform telehealth into an effective exposure tool for anxious clients
  • Practical virtual strategies for anxiety management, including mindfulness, disruption of anxious thoughts, and more!

Packed with case examples, interactive discussion, analogies, and experiential exercises, Dr. Sears will have you re-thinking your conceptualization of anxiety – and how it can be treated.

Purchase today!

**BONUS** All purchasers will receive FREE handouts to share with clients about stress, anxiety, and working with anxious thoughts


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Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP
2 Hours
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Apr 16, 2020
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Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation

Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), runs a private psychology and consultation practice, and is the Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He is also clinical assistant professor at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, clinical/research faculty at the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, volunteer professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences at the UC College of Medicine, and a research/psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

His most recent books include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox (PESI, 2017); Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014); Perspectives on Spirituality and Religion in Psychotherapy (PR Press, 2014); Building Competence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Routledge, 2015); and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). Dr. Sears is lead author of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice (PR Press, 2011) and Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals (Wiley, 2005).

Dr. Sears is a fifth-degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and once served as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama with his teacher, Stephen K. Hayes. He has studied the Eastern Wisdom traditions for over 30 years, receiving ordination in three traditions, and has been given transmission as a Zen master.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Richard Sears holds faculty appointments at the University of Cincinnati. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial:  Richard Sears is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a fellow of the Academy of the American Board of Clinical Psychology.

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  1. Apply clinical interventions to help clients distinguish realistic from excessive anxiety.
  2. Modify traditional exposure therapy techniques to be efficacious via telehealth.
  3. Demonstrate three methods for disrupting anxious thought patterns.


Telehealth: Providing Quality Care from a Distance

  • 5 must-do’s and must-not-do’s of telehealth
  • Know your platform – limitations, troubleshooting, and more
  • Helping anxious clients adjust to virtual sessions

Anxiety: Treatment Considerations for Every Client

  • The “science 101” of the anxiety response
  • Benefits of anxiety (and the problem with avoidance)
  • How anxious thinking gets negatively reinforced
  • Collective v. personal anxiety

Screen-Friendly Anxiety Interventions

  • Separating realistic concerns from paralyzing anxiety
  • Decentering & distancing vs. disputation of thoughts
  • Do’s and don’ts of online mindfulness techniques
  • Interoceptive exposure; walking clients through the extinction burst
  • What to do with the client who stays “busy” to avoid anxiety
  • Unhooking rumination from thoughtful planning
  • Helping clients find meaning, purpose, and value
  • And more!

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses


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