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Health Anxiety: Strategies for Handling the Fears and the Realities


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Speakers:
Kimberly J Morrow, LCSW |  Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, MSW, LCSW-C
Duration:
1 Hour 31 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 01, 2022
Product Code:
POS059202
Media Type:
Digital Recording
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Description

An ache, pain, or fever can throw your health-anxious client over the edge… And researching symptoms on the internet often doesn’t help, in fact it has the opposite affect… Is this COVID? Cancer? Something else entirely? You need the proper skillset and tools be able to help clients discern the difference between a sensation and something that may be a symptom of a larger illness.

In this recorded session, Kimberly Morrow, LCSW and Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, MSW, LCSW-C will give you the essential information to diagnose health anxiety with or without physical symptoms, as well as help you to develop exposures that will help your clients change their relationship with this fear.

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Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



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This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD.



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Kimberly J Morrow, LCSW's Profile

Kimberly J Morrow, LCSW Related seminars and products


Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Graduating from Memphis State University with a Master’s in Psychology and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master’s in Social Work, Kimberly is a compassionate therapist, an anxiety expert, and a national speaker.  She has been specializing in treating people with anxiety and OCD for over 25 years and teaching other professionals how to treat anxiety for over 15 years. Kimberly has given hundreds of presentations and workshops, including speaking at international conferences, providing a CBT certificate program, speaking to schools, and training thousands of master level clinicians throughout the United States. Kimberly is a graduate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation's Behavior Therapy Institute.  She is a member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, chairing several committees. She is the 2012 recipient of the Clinician Outreach Award and the 2015 Member of Distinction Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.  She is co-owner of AnxietyTraining.com, which provides online training and case consultation for therapists to have easy access to quality, evidenced-based training for anxiety and OCD.  Kimberly is the author of Face It and Feel It: 10 Simple But Not Easy Ways to Live Well With Anxiety (Independent Distributors/Heaven-Sent Creative Concepts, 2011) and the co-author of CBT for Anxiety: A Step-by-Step Training for the Treatment of Fear, Panic, Worry, and OCD (PESI, 2018).

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kimberly Morrow is the co-owner of AnxietyTraining.com and maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author with PESI Publishing. Kimberly Morrow receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kimberly Morrow is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.


Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, MSW, LCSW-C's Profile

Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, MSW, LCSW-C Related seminars and products

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Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, MSW, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker and board approved supervisor.  Trained as a cognitive behavioral therapist using exposure and response prevention for anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression, she has been in private practice for 25 years, working with children, adolescents and adults.  Elizabeth is a member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (IOCDF), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).  She is a Clinical Fellow of the ADAA, and also received the 2012 Clinician Outreach Award and the 2017 Clinician of Distinction Award.  Elizabeth is co-owner of AnxietyTraining.com with a mission to train clinician’s nation-wide in evidence-based treatments.  A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, and the University of Maryland at Baltimore’s School of social work, she completed her clinical training at the National Institutes of Health and the Catholic University of America.  She is the co-author of three books, The Anxiety Cure (2nd Ed., Wiley, 2003), The Anxiety Cure for Kids (2nd Ed., Wiley, 2014)and CBT for Anxiety: A Step-by-Step Training Manual for the Treatment of Fear, Panic, Worry, and OCD (PESI, 2018).  Elizabeth works in Rockville, Maryland.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Elizabeth DuPont Spencer maintains a private practice and is co-owner of AnxietyTraining.com, LLC. She receives royalties as a published author. Elizabeth DuPont Spencer receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Elizabeth Dupont Spencer is a member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and the National Association of Social Workers.


Objectives

  1. Identify treatment differences for clients who have real medical conditions vs those who have imagined medical conditions.
  2. Develop exposure and response strategies with clients for their particular vulnerability with health.
  3. Create and use worry scripts for health anxiety with clients.

Outline

  • What is Illness Anxiety Disorder? How prevalent is it and how is it defined?
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder and Somatic Symptom Disorder: How are they different and how does this change your approach to treatment?
  • Helping clients create boundaries regarding doctor visits and researching illnesses
  • How the appropriate mindset can help clients face new health symptoms
  • Developing exposures to change your client’s relationship with their illness fears
  • Making your health-anxiety treatment more mindful and integrating acceptance

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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