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This course is part of our Anxiety & OCD Certificate Program. To unlock this course *AND* get certified in Anxiety & OCD Diagnosis & Treatment, navigate here >>


While the presence of anxiety in our clients is often easy to identify, identifying the specific anxiety disorder can be a struggle. In this workshop, we will explore the category of Anxiety Disorders from the DSM-5, what this looks and sounds like in our clients, and recommended treatment techniques. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, participants will learn cognitive techniques to address anxious thinking as well as behavioral techniques to improve functioning.


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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). List the criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Phobias, Selective Mutism, Agoraphobia, and Panic Disorder.

b). Utilize the cognitive behavioral model to better understand your clients’ anxiety disorder.

c). Learn cognitive techniques to address cognitive distortions including Socratic Questioning, Testing Your Thinking Worksheet, and Thought Record Worksheet.

d). Utilize a Cost-Benefit Analysis to identify advantages/disadvantages of current coping skills.

e). Learn and practice at least 2 relaxation techniques to decrease physiological arousal.

f). Identify how exposure therapy can be utilized for all anxiety disorders.


Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC

Material Author(s): Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC

Amanda Petrik-Gardner is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. She specializes in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and anxiety disorders in her private practice in Topeka, KS. Amanda completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kansas State University and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. Amanda is a member of the International OCD Foundation where she completed the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute. She is a member of the TLC Foundation for BFRBs where she completed the Virtual Professional Training Institute. Amanda is also a board member of OCD Kansas, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.

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