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Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Training: Evidence-based CBT Skills for Anxiety Treatment

Ari Badaines, PhD
11 Hours 13 Minutes
Audio and Video
Dec 07, 2023
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Skyrocketing interest rates... housing and cost of living pressures... climate change and natural disasters, wars, tragedy... and the list goes on!

Living in a world that feels out of control has created unprecedented levels of anxiety across society.

And when clients’ anxiety spirals out of control in your therapy room, it can make therapy difficult, frustrating... And even increase your own anxiety when you think about how to help these highly anxious clients.

That’s why it’s essential you have the skills to ground your clients and yourself as you confidently and calmly apply your professional know-how to relieve their suffering.

Clinical Psychologist Dr Ari Badaines will reveal:

  • How to use CBT to help clients manage anxiety
  • Proven step-by-step processes to move your clients from the paralysing dysfunction of anxiety to a healthy, functional way of being
  • New knowledge about the autonomic nervous system from Applied Polyvagal Theory
  • Assessment instruments and resources, plus how to apply them in a step-by-step framework to ensure your work is effective
  • And much more!

Register today to discover the latest evidence-based interventions and techniques so you can make a real difference with even your most anxious clients.



PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 11 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Dr. Ari Badaines, trained as a clinical psychologist in the USA and received a postdoctoral National Institute of Mental Health fellowship in Washington, DC where he trained in psychodrama and group therapy. Ari has been a consultant to numerous organisations including Relate in the UK, Richmond Fellowship and Youth-in-Search in Australia. He has taught at various universities in the USA, UK, and Australia including ACU and ACAP in Sydney and has also led workshops in over thirty countries.  Ari has been a presenter for the Australian Psychological Society, Psychological Society of Ireland, British Psychological Society, and the British Psychodrama Association as well as Gestalt Australia New Zealand. 

Ari has been in private practice for over 45 years. His initial training was psychodynamic psychotherapy, and he has had many years of supervised clinical practice.  Ari has over the years completed training in a variety of therapeutic systems including CBT and its latest approaches to anxiety with Dr. S. Edelman and in 2023 with K. Morrow and E. Spenser. He has also trained in Family and Couple Therapy at the Institute of Family Therapy, London; Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Sue Johnson; Polyvagal Theory with Deb Dana, and most recently, Sex and Couple Therapy with Tammy Nelson. He currently maintains a private practice in Sydney, consults with a variety of organisations and provides supervision to psychologists and other mental health professionals. He is a popular presenter for PESI Australia and continues to present at mental health conferences both in Australia and abroad. Ari continues to provide training and experiential therapy sessions in the UK and Europe twice a year.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Ari Badaines maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Ari Badaines is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.



Defining anxiety in its many and varied presentations

  • Recognising anxiety across the lifespan
  • Reviewing the DSM5 diagnostic criteria
  • Common features and symptoms of anxiety

Distinguishing ‘Anxiety’ from ‘Fear’

Differential diagnoses / Seeking Medical assistance / Referral

Recognising co-morbid psychological disorders

Living with anxiety

Aspects of anxiety treatments

Cognitive model of anxiety

Safety behaviours

Worry in anxiety

Intrusive thoughts

Steps in treatment

  • Assessment & Assessment Instruments
  • Case Conceptualisation
  • Psychoeducation

Developing client awareness, teaching cognitive skills, and treating behaviours

  • Identifying what is the real problem
  • Identifying and understanding triggers
  • Addressing avoidance
  • Addressing safety behaviours
  • Negative and catastrophic thinking
  • Cognitive errors and erroneous beliefs
  • Perfectionism and procrastination
  • Assurance-seeking
  • Worry management and rumination
  • Memory reconsolidation
  • Motivation to change
  • Exposure experiences
  • Use of imagery

Metacognitive Awareness

  • Processing the ‘Rational’ versus the ‘Emotional’
  • Understanding and changing ‘Self-Talk’ 

Challenging Metacognitive Beliefs

  • Identifying metacognitive beliefs
  • Exploring and addressing metacognitive beliefs
  • Negative metacognitive beliefs
  • How to challenge metacognitive beliefs

Exploring the Self as worry-free

  • Values and goal setting

Mindfulness Interventions

  • Evidence and benefits
  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Mindfulness without meditation
  • Detached Mindfulness
  • Applied Relaxation
  • Yoga

Medications for Anxiety

Online resources and books


  1. Recognise and assess anxiety using valuable assessment instruments
  2. Make a clear case conceptualisation for each client
  3. Appropriately share the most current and helpful psychoeducation with your clients
  4. Help clients recognise and manage their triggers
  5. Skilfully address worry, avoidance, safety behaviours, and negative self-talk
  6. Identify and address erroneous and unhelpful metacognitive beliefs
  7. Use exposure therapy in meaningful, successful ways

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