Registration Form - Friday, May 8, 2020 - Worry, Panic, and Phobias: Effective Strategies to Calm Anxiety (Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Abel) Location: Holiday Inn - Elmira Riverview, Elmira, NY

Course Description:
Do you want to gain powerful techniques for your clients who struggle with treatment resistant anxiety, worry and panic? Learn how to assess anxious habits, symptoms and behaviors using effective cutting-edge, evidence-based strategies…even with your toughest clients! Dr. Jennifer 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. Case studies, role plays, demonstrations and interactive discussions will be utilized in this cutting-edge seminar.

Learning Objectives:
*Articulate components of the “anxiety spiral” and utilize several evidence-based strategies (including self-controlled desensitization) to prevent exacerbation of symptoms.
*Specify five potential anxiety treatment pitfalls and learn evidence-based approaches to avoid or correct them.
*Implement four mindfulness strategies for treating anxiety symptoms in a clinical setting.
*Evaluate the inverse relationship between worry and problem solving, and identify its implications for treatment of anxiety.
*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.
*Develop clinical skills to address treatment-resistant issues, including perfectionism, subjugation, procrastination, hypochondriasis, and catastrophizing/intolerance of uncertainty.


New York requires a license number on the continuing education certificate for the following disciplines. Please indicate if you hold any of the following NEW YORK state licenses/certifications: 


The registration fee is $127 per workshop.
The student rate is $117 (must email or fax a copy of a valid student ID to 607-962-8422).
Payment Method *
If you will be paying by credit card, you will be directed to Paypal where you may enter your credit card information. Please Note: You DO NOT need a Paypal account in order to pay by credit card. You may also call us directly at 607-962-3148 to provide your credit card information


A confirmation/reminder email will be sent to you approximately 7-14 days
before the selected workshop date.
If paying by check, please send it to us at:
Family Service Society
280 Princeton Ave. Ext.
Corning, NY 14830
Questions? Please call us at 607-962-3148 or email Janalee Orfanides at