Treatment of Anxiety
This 3-hour course is designed to help the mental health provider working with anxious patients. It illustrates how the brain responds to real-life danger and to anxious thoughts in amazingly similar ways. The format uses clinical vignettes to highlight key points and to enhance real-world applications of the psychobiosocial model. Students will learn about the importance of psychological and social therapies in the treatment of anxiety. Just as importantly, they will learn which medications are likely to worsen anxiety and to work against the therapeutic process and why.