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Digital Seminar

The Ten Best-Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques (A224) (Audio Only)

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Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., Psychologist
4 Hours 53 Minutes
Audio Only
Jun 07, 2005
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Digital Seminar


Session 1:

  • The basics of the anxious brain; the correct use of breathing for panic; the different use of breathing for generalized anxiety

Session 2:

  • How to apply techniques for managing physiological arousal in panic and acute anxiety
  • How to help a client who is anxious while in session

Session 3:

  • Why stress is so destructive
  • How to teach clients the importance of managing stress
  • Techniques for helping the "stressed out" and overly tense client
  • Lifestyle management
  • Motivating clients to take charge of lifestyle issues that make stress destructive

Session 4:

  • Techniques to manage rumination and how to make them really work

Session 5:

  • The combination of arousal and cognition that is problematic for social phobia clients
  • How to use and apply energy therapy techniques, EMDR, and medication in targeted ways for rapid symptom reduction

Session 6:

  • Alternative methods and when to use them in therapy
  • Discussion of case studies from the instructor and participants


  1. Discuss when to use and how to teach breathing, thought management, and relaxation methods in managing panic and social phobia symptoms.
  2. Understand the role arousal plays in anxiety and explain strategies for helping clients regulate themselves.
  3. Define stress, list lifestyle factors that contribute to stress, and describe effective approaches that motivate clients to make changes in lifestyle.
  4. Indicate when to teach clients and know when to apply thought-stopping techniques for generalized anxiety and rumination in all anxiety disorders.
  5. Explain the unique challenges of social anxiety and how to address them.
  6. Identify when anger underlies anxiety and be able to apply the techniques clients need to overcome this problem.



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


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Marriage & Family Therapists

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Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., Psychologist's Profile

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Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and the curriculum development director for Candeo’s online Depression and Anxiety Program. She is the author of five books: Anxiety + Depression: Effective Treatment of the Big Two Co-Occurring DisordersThe Anxious BrainThe 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management TechniquesThe 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques, and The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Workbook, all published by W. W. Norton.

She earned her M.A. specializing in psychodrama and play therapy with children, and has years of experience as a certified drug and alcoholism counselor, working with the U.S. Army in Germany and Lutheran Social Services in Illinois before earning her Psy.D. and beginning a private psychotherapy practice. Her outpatient clinical work has focused on anxiety, depression and trauma recovery with adults. Currently, she sees private clients through Wehrenberg and Associates in Naperville, Illinois.

In addition to clinical work, Margaret is an international trainer for mental health clinicians and she is a frequent contributor of articles to The Psychotherapy Networker magazine and has produced Relaxation for Tension and Worry, a CD for breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery to use with anxious clients, as well as a client workbook, Stress Solutions: Ten Effective Strategies to Eliminate Your Stress.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as a published author. She is an international presenter and receives compensation. Dr, Wehrenberg receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

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

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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Mental Health Professionals



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