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Digital Seminar

Anxiety Treatment via Telehealth

Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP
2 Hours
Apr 16, 2020
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Telehealth has burst onto the mental health scene as both a viable, effective treatment option and a source of distress for clinicians and clients alike – particularly those who experience anxiety.

Are you prepared to virtually treat your most symptomatic anxiety clients?

Join author and clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Sears in this 2-hour recording as he combines evidence-based anxiety intervention strategies with the nuanced skill of effectively providing online care therapeutically.

You’ll learn:

  • 5 must-do’s and must-not-do’s of telehealth
  • How to orient and engage even your most anxious clients on a teletherapy platform
  • Mastery of the nuance of virtual care while avoiding common traps that accidentally reinforce clients’ anxiety and avoidance
  • How to transform telehealth into an effective exposure tool for anxious clients
  • Practical virtual strategies for anxiety management, including mindfulness, disruption of anxious thoughts, and more!

Packed with case examples, interactive discussion, analogies, and experiential exercises, Dr. Sears will have you re-thinking your conceptualization of anxiety – and how it can be treated.

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**BONUS** All purchasers will receive FREE handouts to share with clients about stress, anxiety, and working with anxious thoughts



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Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation

Richard W. Sears, PsyD, Ph.D., MBA, ABPP, has given hundreds of workshops on and ACT all around the world. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he runs a private therapy and consultation practice, and is Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He holds several academic appointments, including the Department of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences with the UC College of Medicine. Dr. Sears is also a psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and with Alliance Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Sears is author of over a dozen books, including ACT with Anxiety; The CBT & Mindfulness Toolbox and Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life. He is also a sixth-degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and once served as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama of Tibet. He has a PhD in Buddhist Studies, and received ordination in three traditions, as well as recognition as a Zen master.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Richard Sears maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of Cincinnati, Alliance Integrative Medicine, and Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Sears receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Richard Sears is the director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation. He has professional affiliations with the American Board of Professional Psychology, the Academy of the American Board of Clinical Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, and the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology.

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  1. Apply clinical interventions to help clients distinguish realistic from excessive anxiety.
  2. Modify traditional exposure therapy techniques to be efficacious via telehealth.
  3. Demonstrate three methods for disrupting anxious thought patterns.


Telehealth: Providing Quality Care from a Distance

  • 5 must-do’s and must-not-do’s of telehealth
  • Know your platform – limitations, troubleshooting, and more
  • Helping anxious clients adjust to virtual sessions

Anxiety: Treatment Considerations for Every Client

  • The “science 101” of the anxiety response
  • Benefits of anxiety (and the problem with avoidance)
  • How anxious thinking gets negatively reinforced
  • Collective v. personal anxiety

Screen-Friendly Anxiety Interventions

  • Separating realistic concerns from paralyzing anxiety
  • Decentering & distancing vs. disputation of thoughts
  • Do’s and don’ts of online mindfulness techniques
  • Interoceptive exposure; walking clients through the extinction burst
  • What to do with the client who stays “busy” to avoid anxiety
  • Unhooking rumination from thoughtful planning
  • Helping clients find meaning, purpose, and value
  • And more!

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses

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