Disrupting Rumination: Changing the Cognitions that Underlie Anxiety and Depression
Overactive brain circuitry can trap people in cycles of rumination that keep them anxious and depressed. Letting go of ruminating worries, or banishing persistent negative thoughts such as “I’m not good enough” or “I’m worthless” isn’t easy for our clients. When repetitive thoughts won’t shift, therapists themselves can begin to feel stuck. In this workshop, we’ll examine why clients lock into depressive thought patterns and explore the four subtle reasons they hold on to worry. We’ll then explore pragmatic, achievable, evidence-based solutions for eliminating these patterns and replacing them...Read more with attitudes of calmness and competency.
Please note: This event is the same event that was hosted on 9/24/22 titled "Eliminating Worry and Repetitive Thinking: How to Relieve the Two Conditions that Underlie Anxiety and Depression". Less...
- Apply basic understanding of neurological causes of rumination to assess and change rumination in anxious and depressed clients
- List four underlying causes of depression and apply evidenced-based techniques that improve these conditions.
- List 4 purposes of worry and apply techniques that break the hold of worry, such as methods that “erase the trace” of worry, transferring worry to another person, using ritual to contain worry, and putting off health anxiety.
- Describe how to interrupt the ruminative cognitions that decrease energy and then apply self-reinforcing techniques that can energize clients, such as ‘Start Where You Already Are’ and ‘Get the Train Rolling.
- Teach clients to identify the impact of situational stressors be able to apply the four approaches that reduce and eliminate the damage of stress.
- All levels
Saturday, February 25, 2023
11:00 AM EST - 02:15 PM ESTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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