402/502 – Unremitting Anxiety

Wehrenberg, Margaret 2016
Finding Effective Treatments for Intractable Symptoms

How often have you used tried-and-true anxiety management skills only to find your clients’ panic still haunts them and their worry is unremitting? The obstacles to a more successful outcome may lie in failing to recognize undiagnosed co-occurring conditions. In this session, we’ll look at what to do when your anxious clients seem unable to recover. Together, we’ll explore:

  • Why refusing reassurance is the wrong move for worried clients with Asperger’s but the right move for OCD clients to eliminate excessive worry
  • The role of sensory sensitivity in remitting anxiety as it shows up in bipolar II, undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD
  • How to use journaling to identify and eliminate anxiety triggers and to determine when it’s easier to be anxious than angry
  • How to separate the client’s authentic voice from the OCD voice to treat extreme worry

Continued with workshop 502.

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, is a practicing clinical psychologist, international speaker, and author of The 10 Best Anxiety Busters and The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques.

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