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25 Custom Treatment Techniques for Anxious and Depressed Clients

Anxiety and depression are the most common of exhibiting symptoms and present a special challenge when they co-occur in the same client---which they often ...
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Faculty:
Margaret Wehrenberg
Duration:
6 Hours 11 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 09, 2015

Description

Anxiety and depression are the most common of exhibiting symptoms and present a special challenge when they co-occur in the same client---which they often do. Caught in a mix of symptoms that affect their ability to respond to treatment, different clients require different approaches. Join national speaker and author, Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg, as she identifies seven types of anxious and depressed clients and delivers over 25 custom treatment techniques you can use immediately.

Based on her extensive clinical experience and solid foundation in research, Dr. Wehrenberg will give you the tools to:

  • Motivate the Low Energy Client
  • Redirect the mental energy of the Hopeless Ruminator
  • Calm the Panicky Depressive
  • Introduce choice with the Worried and Exhausted
  • Break the routines of the Quiet Avoider
  • Teach balance to the High Energy and Depressed client
  • Challenge the beliefs of the Highly Anxious

Clinicians will learn the hallmarks of these variations of co-morbid anxiety and depression and will be able to apply treatment approaches that really work to resolve them.

 

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Outline

Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression

  • Unique challenges
  • Tips to enhance the therapeutic relationship
  • Interactions of symptoms
  • Assessment
  • Types of anxious & depressed clients
    • Traits
    • Lifestyle
    • Customize approach for each type

25 Customized Treatment Strategies for each Type

  • Low Energy & Depressed
    • Raise energy
    • Gets the train rolling
    • Use future energy
    • Change hopeless/helpless meta-cognitions
  • Hopeless Ruminators
    • Redirect & shift internal locus of control
    • Breakdown “I won’t”
    • Alter helpless explanatory style
  • Worried & Exhausted
    • Denial & choice
    • Examine values
    • Prevent burnout
    • Transfer worry & build brain circuitry
  • Panicky & Depressed
    • Predict, Prevent and prepare
    • Stop catastrophic thinking
    • Calming techniques
    • Analyze themes of depression over failures and guilt
  • Quiet Avoiders
    • Self-isolation reinforces depression
    • Control social anxiety
    • Change inner dialogue
    • Provide & practice new scripts
    • Unlearn fear & build positive experiences
  • High Energy & Depressed
    • Breakdown perfectionism and over-activity
    • Personal balance wheel
    • Accept alternate plans and outcomes
  • High Anxiety
    • Special attention to worry
    • Stop rumination
    • Contain worry
    • Effective cognitive tools

Faculty

25 Custom Treatment Techniques for Anxious and Depressed Clients

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D. Related seminars and products: 15

Psychologist

Wehrenberg and Associates


Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, is the author of nine books on the treatment of anxiety and depression, including her most recent e-book, Pandemic Anxiety: Fear, Stress, and Loss in Traumatic Times (January, 2021), best selling book, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques (W.W. Norton, 2018), and You Can Handle It: 10 Steps to Shift Stress from Problem to Possibility (PESI, 2017). She has also written a book for the general public, The 10 Best Anxiety Busters.

An expert on the treatment of anxiety and depression, she also has extensive training and expertise in the neurobiology of psychological disorders. In addition to clinical work, she coaches business professionals on managing anxiety and has contributed articles for the Psychotherapy Networker magazine. She has produced Relaxation for Tension and Worry, audio soundtracks for breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery to use with anxious clients. Margaret blogs on depression for Psychology Today. Noted for humor, pragmatic treatment approaches, and her interactive teaching style, Dr. Wehrenberg is a sought-after speaker for conferences and trainings, consistently getting the highest ratings for her dynamic presentation and high-quality content. She is one of PESI’s most highly rated speakers and her evaluation from the most seasoned professionals often rank her training “as among the best I have ever attended.”

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Margaret Wehrenberg maintains a private practice. She is an author with W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Margaret Wehrenberg is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Anxiety Disorder Association of America.