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Treatment Resistant Anxiety, Worry & Panic: 60 Effective Strategies

  • Over 60 techniques to treat anxiety, worry and panic
  • Stop the anxiety spiral early
  • Identify 5 treatment pitfalls and learn evidence based approaches to correct them
  • Melt panic and anxiety with innovative mindfulness strategies
  • Recognize and stop negative reinforcement of panic, worry and fear of guilt
  • Strategies to effectively treat
    • perfectionism
    • procrastination
    • subjugation (people pleasing)
    • hypochondriasis
    • catastrophizing/intolerance of uncertainty

Learn over 60 evidence-based strategies for your clients who struggle with treatment resistant anxiety, worry and panic. You will learn how to assess clients’ anxious habits, symptoms and behaviors with cutting-edge, evidence-based strategies that are effective with even your toughest clients.

Dr. Abel will teach you how to stop the anxiety spiral early to significantly reduce the habit of worry and panic using self-controlled desensitization. Experience how evidence-based treatments can help your clients problem solve, reduce tension, and increase energy. Learn unique, effective approaches to mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and exposure, including thought-labeling, interoceptive exposure, and better-but-believable thoughts. Dr. Abel succeeds where other therapists fail.

Case studies, role plays, demonstrations and interactive discussions will be utilized in this cutting-edge recording.


Product Details
Average Rating:
  4.4   (16 comments)
Jennifer L. Abel
6 Hours 02 Minutes
Audio and Video
03 Nov, 2016
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This online program is worth 6 hours CPD.



Jennifer L. Abel's Profile

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Jennifer L. Abel, Ph.D., international speaker, author and clinical psychologist, has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders for over 20 years. Before opening a private practice, she served as the associate director of the Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute at Penn State under the direction of the leading expert in Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), T.D. Borkovec.

Her first book, Active Relaxation (Self-Published, 2010) has received outstanding reviews from mental health care professionals and anxious readers alike. Her second book, Resistant Anxiety, Worry, and Panic: 86 Practical Treatment Strategies for Clinicians (PESI, 2014), has received praise from top experts in anxiety management. Jennifer is also the author of The Anxiety, Worry & Depression Workbook: 65 Exercises, Worksheets & Tips to Improve Mood and Feel Better (PESI, 2018) and the Melt Worry and Relax Card Deck: 56 CBT & Mindfulness Strategies to Release Anxiety (PESI, 2016).

Dr. Abel has published many articles in professional journals and wrote a pamphlet about GAD for ABCT. She has been quoted by several popular magazines (e.g., Health, Prevention, Glamour) for her expertise in Worry. Dr. Abel presents to the public (e.g., Working Women’s Survival Show), as well as professionals (e.g., Australian Psychological Society; Anxiety Disorder Association of America).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Abel is in private practice. She receives compensation as a self-published author. Jennifer Abel receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jennifer Abel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals


  1. Articulate components of the “anxiety spiral” and utilize several evidence-based strategies (including self-controlled desensitization) to prevent exacerbation of symptoms.
  2. Specify five potential anxiety treatment pitfalls and learn evidence based approaches to avoid or correct them.
  3. Implement four mindfulness strategies for treating anxiety symptoms in a clinical setting.
  4. Evaluate the inverse relationship between worry and problem solving, and identify its implications for treatment of anxiety.
  5. Examine the clinical presentation of panic, worry and fear of guilt and how they compare to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; learn clinical strategies to stop these cycles of negative reinforcement.
  6. Develop clinical skills to address treatment-resistant issues, including perfectionism, subjugation, procrastination, hypochondriasis, and catastrophizing/intolerance of uncertainty.


Anxiety Spirals, Panic and Early Cue Detection

  • Examples of Worry Spirals and Panic Spirals
  • The Empirical Evidence
  • 3 Benefits of Catching Anxiety Early
  • Reminders for Catching Anxiety Early
  • Move Toward Relaxation vs. Away From Anxiety
  • Process vs. Command
  • Present Focus – Mindfulness as a Relaxation Tool
  • Acceptance
  • Observation of Thoughts and Emotion
  • Labeling of Thoughts and Emotions
  • Observation and Labeling Game
Self-Controlled Desensitization (SCD)
  • Rationale for SCD
  • Formal SCD
  • In-Session SCD
  • Active Relaxation
Cognitive Therapy
  • Find Alternative Thoughts
  • The Role of “Shoulds” and “Need To’s”
  • Changing to “Want To’s”
  • The Humor of Worry
  • Dealing with Superstitious Worry
  • Limitations of research and CBT Interventions
Problem Solving
  • Worry Prevents Problem Solving – Evidence
  • 4 Ways to do Problem Solving
OCD-like Symptoms in Panic and Worry
  • Dangers of a Poor Assessment
  • Stop encouraging Avoidance and Escape
  • Assess for Negative Reinforcement
  • Removing Crutches
  • Traditional Exposure
  • Interoceptive Exposure for Panic
  • Finding and Flooding “The Real Worry”
  • Risks Associated with Treatment of Panic
  • Related Research Limitations
Reduce Tension and Increase Energy
  • Progressive-Muscle Relaxation
  • Quick Alternatives to PMR
  • Energy Conservation
Problems That Are Often Treatment Resistant and How to Approach them
  • Hypochondriasis and Fear of Untimely Death
  • Perfectionism
  • Subjugation
  • Catastrophizing/Intolerance of Uncertainty
  • Procrastination



Overall:     4.4

Total Reviews: 598


CECILIA SOPHIA D - Big Spring, Texas

"Excellent training "

Lynne D - NORFOLK, Virginia

"Great webinar!! Thanks so much!"

Sherrriann M - BERLIN, Vermont

"fantastic course...i am happy to listen to it again in parts also and thankful that it can still be available to me, so that i can really internalize the valuable information. "

Yvette B - PENFIELD, New York

"Excellent presentation"

Olga B - CENTREVILLE, Virginia

"Excellent presentation! Thank you!"

Marisol C - YONKERS, New York

"Great presentation. Dr. Abel was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot. "

Mike M - MORRISON, Illinois

"Great presentation, very informative, I learned a lot."

Cami L - Nashville, Indiana

"I appreciated a very clinically oriented talk on evidence-based methods."

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