March 7 - March 9, 2018

11th National Counseling Advances Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada

Invited faculty

Thursday, March 8
10:30-11:30 am

Mastering the Anxiety Game: Teaching Clients to Welcome their Fears

Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine; author/co-author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children; Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks; Facing Panic and Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions, and his most recent book, Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry. Recipient in 2014 of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award.

 Therapists are supposed to make clients safe and secure, creating a cozy haven from a cruel world, right? Well, when it comes to treating anxiety, there’s growing evidence that the quickest, most effective approach involves instructing them to ramp up their fears while telling themselves how much they welcome the experience. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to help clients shift their relationship with their fears and override the responses that perpetuate them.

2:00 - 3:30 pm
Strategies for Worriers

Those suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are worry-making machines who become anxious about topics that can concern any of us: money, work, family, our health. But for some clients, the noise of worry is like a boom box in their heads with no off-switch.  Participants will learn practical therapeutic strategies, based on the latest research, on how to help clients face the unneeded worries of GAD head-on and dispatch with them rather than trying to avoid them.

4:00-5:30 pm
You Can Treat OCD

The rigid beliefs and bizarre behavior of clients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can seem intimidating to any therapist. But if you look under the hood, the driving force of this dominant disorder is always the same: something could go terribly wrong and it will be your fault. Treatment can be difficult, but it is not complex. Participants will learn the core strategies of treatment and the primary tactics to confront client resistance.


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