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Anxiety is a phenomenon common to all people. When life is not balanced, individuals are more vulnerable to anxiety. While some anxiety is perfectly normal and relatively easy to cope with, prolonged and intense anxiety may lead to crippling physical or psychosocial symptoms.
In this course, you will practice techniques to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, and increase structure to assist in the management of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
The symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, including intrusive thoughts, flashbacks and avoidance behaviors, will be discussed, enabling you to provide more compassionate care.
You will practice techniques to reduce the feelings of terror and alleviate the disabling physical symptoms associated with Panic Disorder.
You will learn an effective technique to minimize the symptoms of Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder.
Understanding the symptoms, diagnosis, course of illness, and treatment of anxiety disorders will benefit
- social workers,
- chemical dependency counselors,
- program directors,
- job coaches, and
- direct care staff.
- Course materials, refreshments and lunch are included in the course fee
- Pre-registration is required, register early! Class size is limited
- Video/audio taping of courses is prohibited
- Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the course. The course fee will be charged if cancellation is made in less than 24 hours. Registration is transferable to another person.
About the instructor
Karen Finck, APRN, CNS, is an expert in psychiatric nursing. An engaging speaker, Ms. Finck lectures throughout Minnesota on mental health topics. She adeptly uses humor and presents real-life anecdotes from her experiences in the field. She provides not only an understandable theoretical framework, but offers practical approaches as well.
This course is designed to provide 5.25 clock hours.
If you are interested in having a course presented at your facility, CLICK HERE to contact Karen Lilla.