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New Content Added: To update the content we have added Anxiety and CBT Skills information found at the end of the Table of Contents.
On this track we will discuss detecting and exposing anxiety. In your practice, how many of your clients arrive for their first session already aware and accepting of their anxiety? Probably not many. Therefore, the purpose of this track is to provide three CBT techniques you can use to help your client detect and expose anxiety. The three techniques on this track are analyzing and attacking anxiety by discussing the costs of anxiety, cognitive therapy, and clearing roadblocks to change. As you listen to this track, you might consider playing it for a client you are treating for anxiety.
Analyzing and Attacking Anxiety
Technique: Discussing the Costs of Anxiety and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Or do you have a client like Leah who could benefit from an immediate cognitive therapy intervention? Leah, a college sophomore, got physically ill before every exam. Leah threw up, had diarrhea, and experienced mild tachycardia. Leah stated, “I’m so worried I’m going to fail each and every test I take. Then l would get kicked out of school. What would happen to me then?”
Clearing the Roadblocks to Change
Next, Rob and I reviewed his finished list. I asked, “Do you think you are to blame for your worries?” Rob stated, “After making this list, I realize a lot has happened to me. But I don’t want to play the victim.” I asked Rob to be realistic and consider what percentage of his anxiety belonged to him and what percent could be attributed to genes, parenting, and past events. Do you find that your clients, like Rob, become more willing to move from self-abuse to self-acceptance after clearing the roadblocks to change?
On this track we have discussed detecting and exposing anxiety. The purpose of this track was to provide three CBT techniques you can use to help your client detect and expose anxiety. The three techniques on this track were analyzing and attacking anxiety by discussing the costs of anxiety, cognitive therapy, and clearing roadblocks to change.
On the next track, we will discuss treating phobic conditions. Our discussion will be based on Claire Weekes’s Self Care Approach. Weekes’s Self Care Approach is comprised of four concepts for coping with phobic conditions. Weekes’s four concepts are face, accept, float, and let time pass.
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