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The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

Day One: The Canadian Mental Health Summit

Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019  |  Calgary, ab



!  Important Notice:

The Earlybird Deadline has now been extended to 17/11/2019.


Date & Location

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB

phone:  403.248.8888

website:  www.calgaryplaza.com/

 Full map & directions


Workshop Description

In The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D presents the most useful psychotherapeutic approaches to generalized anxiety, panic and social anxiety. Via discussion, practice in the seminar, and concise client examples in all age groups, you will learn methods to manage anxiety that work in every clinical population. Even experienced clinicians will come away with tools to help clients resolve their anxiety symptoms.

Drawing on the latest research for the neurobiological basis of anxiety to explain why psychotherapy is so effective, Dr. Wehrenberg demonstrates comprehensive techniques to stop rumination, eliminate panic and prepare people to participate in social environments without distress.

Among the 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques are methods that manage the physiological aspects of anxiety: stress, the dread and agitation of generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and the nervous system-based blushing, sweating and shaking of social anxiety. You will get information about ruling out causes of anxiety and physical conditions that mimic anxiety.


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Agenda & Learning Objectives

  1. Describe neurobiological basis of anxiety and the implications for why and how psychotherapy works to use the brain to change the brain.
  2. Technique #1 Manage Intake – explore lifestyle contributions to anxiety and healthy habits to reduce anxiety
  3. Dealing with Stress That Creates Anxiety Disorders: 4 competencies to prevent or recover from stress damage and eliminate it for good!
  4. Fear Based Anxiety Disorders: Panic and Social Anxiety. Apply the panic reduction protocol “Prevent Panic” and the “3 Cs for Effective Exposure” to eliminate social anxiety.To include mindfulness techniques, interoceptive exposure, and eliminate panic triggers.
  5. Model effective use of diaphragmatic breathing techniques and relaxation methods that reduce both physical and mental tension.
  6. The basis of ruminative anxiety and how to eliminate worry, including the methods of technique #1 “Contain Your Worry.”
  7. Apply the most effective cognitive interventions to reduce persistent rumination (Erase the Worry Trace) and stop worrying over real or potential problems.
  8. Utilize cognitive therapy interventions with clients to manage perfectionism, procrastination and rigid approaches to problems.
  9. Explore the basis of phobias and basic approached to desensitize phobia, including health anxiety.
  10. Effectively enable socially anxious clients to face their fears and improve their participation in life, challenging false beliefs and successfully engaging in social environments.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe neurobiological basis of anxiety and the implications for why and how psychotherapy works to use the brain to change the brain.
  • The basis of ruminative anxiety and how to eliminate worry, including the methods of technique #1 “Contain Your Worry.”
  • Dealing with Stress That Creates Anxiety Disorders: 4 competencies to prevent or recover from stress damage and eliminate it for good!
  • Fear Based Anxiety Disorders: Panic and Social Anxiety. Apply the panic reduction protocol “Prevent Panic” and the “3 Cs for Effective Exposure” to eliminate social anxiety.To include mindfulness techniques, interoceptive exposure, and eliminate panic triggers.
  • Model effective use of diaphragmatic breathing techniques and relaxation methods that reduce both physical and mental tension.
  • Apply the most effective cognitive interventions to reduce persistent rumination (Erase the Worry Trace) and stop worrying over real or potential problems.
  • Utilize cognitive therapy interventions with clients to manage perfectionism, procrastination and rigid approaches to problems.
  • Effectively enable socially anxious clients to face their fears and improve their participation in life, challenging false beliefs and successfully engaging in social environments.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.


This workshop may be may be eligible for CEUs from the following associations:  Show more
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
  • Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT)
  • Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)

* Please contact your accrediting body for more information on individual association requirements.


Your Presenter(s)

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, an author, and an international trainer and speaker. She is a practicing psychotherapist and coaches professionals for anxiety management. Margaret has been a trainer of therapists for 25 years, and she is a sought-after speaker for continuing education seminars, consistently getting the highest ratings from participants for her dynamic style and high-quality content.

Dr. Wehrenberg is a frequent contributor to the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine and she blogs on depression for Psychology Today. Audio and DVD versions of her trainings are available for obtaining CEU’s. Audio files of Margaret leading exercises such as “Contain Your Worry”, diaphragmatic breathing and relaxation techniques are available for download at no cost on her website, www.margaretwehrenberg.com. She has written 7 books on topics of anxiety and depression published by W.W. Norton, and a workbook, Stress Solutions, published by PESI. The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and its accompanying workbook, consistent best-sellers, were released in revised editions in 2018. Her next book is expected from W.W. Norton in 2019Social Media Disorder: 10 Strategies to Manage Anxiety in the New 24/7 Internet, Video-gaming and Social Media World.

Testimonials

“Thank you Margaret. You have a very positive and practical approach that is deeply connected to research. I can’t wait for the next session!”
-Amy (Crowther Memorial Junior High) | Calgary, AB | April 3 & 4, 2014

“Margaret is phenomenal! Great workshop – will recommend it to everyone.”
-Calgary, AB | April 3 & 4, 2014

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More information: margaretwehrenberg.com



Who Should Attend

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.


Recommended Accommodation

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB

phone:  403.248.8888

website:  www.calgaryplaza.com/

 Full map & directions


Our rates:

Please contact the hotel directly for current group rates, when booking please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates” or block Id “10575”. To make a reservation over the phone, please call 403.248.8888

To book online please visit https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.61102.html?groupId=P80KB1C1

Rates: 

Comfort
Single $135.00 | Double $135.00 | Triple $150.00 | Quadruple $165.00

Superior

Single $1160.00 | Double $160.00 | Triple $175.00 | Quadruple $190.00

Jacuzzi

Single $210.00 | Double $210.00 | Triple $225.00 | Quadruple $240.00

Executive

Single $230.00 | Double $230.00 | Triple $245.00 | Quadruple $260.00

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*



When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.


Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment $249 $269
Individual 2 Day Enrollment $449 $469
Individual 3 Day Enrollment $639 $659
Group 3-7 $619 $639
Group 8-14 $599 $619
Group 15+ $579 $599
Full-Time Student $579 $599

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: November 17, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Sunday, November 17, 2019.


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