By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain three basic manifestations of anxiety.
-Explain three gradations of anxiety intensity.
-Explain three aspects to keep in mind when diagnosing potential panic disorder clients.
-Explain four conditions that seem to run in conjunction with panic disorder.
-Explain three aspects of a co-occurring anxiety disorder and depression.
-Explain three types of phobias.
-Explain three types of substances that panic disorder clients misuse most commonly.
-Explain three steps to treating an OCD client.
-Explain three social avoidant behaviors more extreme than agoraphobia.
-Explain three characteristics of childhood agoraphobia.
-Explain three aspects of panic disorder.
-Explain three steps to helping clients overcome their anxiety over travel.
-Explain what type of exercise helps reduce a client's symptom of hyperventilation.
-Explain five breathing techniques that help clients reduce stress.
-Explain what two situations causing panic were endorsed more frequently by girls, than boys.
-Explain what the cut-off age is for a high incidence of panic attacks.
-Explain what is often the initial symptom experienced by individuals at the onset of a panic attack.
-Explain what two subtypes of phobic conditions secondary to panic disorder have been identified by Roberts.
-Explain the behavioral characteristics of panic/agoraphobic clients.
-Explain what other psychological disorders have repeatedly shown linkages with panic attacks.
-Explain what type of behavior can lead to the more serious type of panic disorder called agoraphobia.
-Explain what hypothesis, identified by DuPont, is proffered as a reason for addiction to alcohol and other drugs in clients experiencing panic attack.
-Explain the four main strands of psychological/social effects of panic disorder identified by Short.
-Explain one of the primary causes of panic disorder identified by Beamish.
-Explain what addictive behavior the author developed in order to overcome her panic of going to the office.
-Explain what is designed to assist panic clients in modifying specific aspects of their thinking by questioning the logical basis of their fears and by encouraging them to consider alternative ways of thinking.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."