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2 Day Skills Practice Intensive to Treat Anxiety Disorders: Proven and Effective Techniques and Intervention Strategies with Children, Adolescents and Adults

Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 – Wednesday, July 12, 2023  |  Banff, ab




Date & Location

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 – Wednesday, July 12, 2023

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre

222 Lynx Street, Banff, AB

phone:  403.762.4433

website:  www.banffparklodge.com

 Full map & directions


Workshop Description

If you have treated people with anxiety disorders, you know how much of a problem it is to help clients and students navigate through their anxiety. Over time, too many have entered therapy for anxiety having been told over and over by exasperated friends and family to Just.Stop.Worrying.About.It. They have felt terrified by panic and ashamed to admit how keenly they fear being afraid. They know they are competent but entirely freeze when asked to speak in a group meeting, and they feel weak for being unable to force the words out. Many have been in psychotherapy and have made gains dealing with family of origin issues, addiction, personality concerns, self-esteem or other psychological complaints, but they still are debilitated by worry, panic or social anxiety. For people of all ages who suffer anxiety, good psychotherapy may take some time, but their suffering can immediately be relieved if treatment begins with symptom management. So many competent therapists can benefit from a clear, symptom management approach to anxiety disorders that will work seamlessly with other psychotherapeutic needs.

In this 2-Day Intensive Workshop, Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg, author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques will share her best-selling ideas for how to eliminate panic, worry and social anxiety for clients and students of every age. These techniques really work and can be immediately applied by seminar participants in their school, medical or office settings. Through discussion, demonstration, and participant interactive practice, not to mention fun, participants will gain a compendium of methods they can utilize with their specific clientele.

Dr. Wehrenberg will cover a range of anxiety issues, including:

  • The purpose of worry and how to interrupt rumination
  • Health anxiety, using “Worry Well and Only Once” among other methods
  • Exploring the origins of panic to adjust treatment and apply 3 immediate ways to stop panic in its tracks
  • The process of memory consolidation that sets cues for panic and social anxiety and how to set up successful exposures to accomplish memory reconsolidation that desensitizes those cues
  • When and how to apply “energy tapping” to reduce phobic reactions that keep anxiety in place
  • Reducing generalized anxiety through cognitive tools such as “Transfer Your Worry”, “Pay Attention Out Loud” and “Do the Worst First”
  • Establishing the 3 C’s conditions – Calm, Competent and Confident – by addressing cognitions, behaviors and belief change to create successful exposures for social anxiety

Letter from Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Dear Colleagues,

If I have heard it once, I have heard it hundreds of times about my 1-day workshop: “There was enough material here for 2 days!” The biggest limit of my 1-day format is time to help seminar participants feel confident they can apply all the knowledge to their specific clientele and students. Now you can have a chance to master the anxiety management techniques that have helped thousands of people.

I want to share with you my approach to getting the symptoms of anxiety under control. Sometimes anxiety management is all that is needed, and sometimes it sets the stage so that other psychological work can continue without distraction from these troubling symptoms. If you have ever attended a 1-day workshop with me, you know it is loaded with ideas for treating generalized anxiety, panic and social anxiety. In this 2-day session I delve deeper into the application of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, offering you opportunities to apply the techniques in practice sessions and to fine-tune your skills with cases studies and lots of discussion for how to use these methods in difficult cases.

This 2-day format session will be different because I will show you how I teach clients and students to do the basic techniques of breathing for panic or for generalized anxiety, muscle relaxation, and energy tapping, and you will be able to interact in and practice those. I will demonstrate varied techniques with participant volunteers (either role play or actual issues), I will do real-time case study, and you will have several rounds of applied practice.

I hope you will join me, bring your questions and cases and be prepared to have some fun with practice sessions. Regardless of your level of current expertise, you will come away with enhanced skills to help your clients/students manage their anxiety disorders.

Why Study with Dr. Wehrenberg?

Margaret is a psychologist in private practice and the author of 9 books on the treatment of anxiety and depression, notably the best-selling book, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques. She blogs for Psychology Today and in 2021 was quoted in the New York Times, AARP Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, and she contributed articles published in The Psychotherapy Networker online. She brings a wealth of practical knowledge from her long career in mental health.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.


Workshop Topics:


Agenda & Learning Objectives

Day 1

Morning:

  • Discussion of Brain-based causes of anxiety and benefits of psychotherapy
  • Demonstration of basic techniques for all anxiety disorders
  • Interview questions that matter the most (highlighting the DSM V indicators therapists may need to document.

Break

  • Case study, panic disorder with live demonstration of “energy tapping” technique for phobia-based panic

Afternoon:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Underlying issues and how to respond to them
  • High Energy, (TMA – Too Much Activity) and Perfectionism. Practice sessions for how to listen for it and how to engage people to lower defenses, relax without guilt

Break

  • Cognitive control of worry.
  • Practice sessions, case studies

Day 2

Morning

  • Morning: social anxiety – causes and types and expression of it at different ages.
  • Memory consolidation and reconsolidation
  • 3 C’s of social exposures

Break

  • Practice sessions, role play and case studies

Afternoon

  • Health anxiety
  • Special considerations with Autism spectrum, ADHD,
  • Related concerns: Sleep, nutrition, medication

Break

  • Case studies
  • Practice sessions
  • Q&A

Learning Objectives

Dr. Wehrenberg will cover a range of anxiety issues, including:

  • The purpose of worry and how to interrupt rumination
  • Health anxiety, using “Worry Well and Only Once” among other methods
  • Exploring the origins of panic to adjust treatment and apply 3 immediate ways to stop panic in its tracks
  • The process of memory consolidation that sets cues for panic and social anxiety and how to set up successful exposures to accomplish memory reconsolidation that desensitizes those cues
  • When and how to apply “energy tapping” to reduce phobic reactions that keep anxiety in place
  • Reducing generalized anxiety through cognitive tools such as “Transfer Your Worry”, “Pay Attention Out Loud” and “Do the Worst First”
  • Establishing the 3 C’s conditions – Calm, Competent and Confident – by addressing cognitions, behaviors and belief change to create successful exposures for social anxiety

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

† 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.


Your Presenter(s)

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and international trainer. 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.

She has written articles for 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. She has written 9 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 upcoming book, The New Face of Anxiety: Managing Anxiety, Grief and Loss in a Post-Pandemic World, will be released by W.W.Norton late in 2020.

Testimonials

“I finally got to do this workshop with Dr. Wehrenberg. Exceeded my expectations – thorough over-view of strategies known to address depression mixed with a delightful sense of humour and energy – loved the brief exercise. Thanks for coming to Calgary!”
– Calgary, AB | November 21, 2019

“Margaret is clearly an expert in the field and presents as knowledgeable, approachable and experienced. I found her presentation style to be engaging and interesting. This workshop was a welcomed refresher on anxiety’s impact on both the brain and body. Thank you!”
– Edmonton, AB | May 27 – 28, 2019

“Dr. Wehrenberg was a wonderful speaker. She was incredibly knowledgeable on all of the materials she covered and was able to competently answer any questions. I very much appreciated her wisdom and insights.”
– Richmond, BC | November 26, 2018

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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, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.


Recommended Accommodation

Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre

222 Lynx Street, Banff, AB

phone:  403.762.4433

website:  www.banffparklodge.com

 Full map & directions


Our rates:

* Please check back at a later time as this information will be updated when corporate/group rates are secured.


Alternate Options (no discount/ not affiliated):


Banff Airporter Bus
 
The Banff Park Lodge in the heart of the Alberta Rocky Mountains and does not have an international airport. For those coming from away, the best option is to fly into Calgary, Alberta, Canada (YYC) and rent a car or take the Banff Airporter (bus) to get to your hotel. Banff Airporter offers a scheduled service which departs 10x a day between Calgary Airport and Banff. The ride will take about two hours and you will enjoy a wonderful view as their driver escorts you through the beauties of the Canadian Rockies!”

To book please go to www.banffairporter.com/book.

If have any questions you can call their toll free number at 1.888.449.2901.

 

 

 

 



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 Enrollment $469 $489
Group 3-7 $449 $469
Group 8-14 $429 $449
Group 15+ $409 $429
Full-Time Student $409 $429

All fees are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD)

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

Early bird cutoff date: June 27, 2023
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Tuesday, June 27, 2023.


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