Rethinking Anxiety in Light of the Pandemic with Marwa Azab

This is a 3 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be sent to you shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on Friday, June 10, 2022

Since the pandemic began, a new strain of anxiety, fear, and panic has been flooding therapy rooms, one that’s resistant to many established treatments. What’s more, many therapists don’t even recognize the ways in which this new strain of anxiety is directly tied to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Those who do are playing catch-up, as this new strain has had more than a year to entrench itself.

Developing a new treatment for this new strain of anxiety not only means rethinking decades of research on anxiety disorders, but also creating new, effective, evidence-based strategies and techniques.

In this workshop, you will learn how to recognize and treat pandemic-related anxiety, fear, and panic. We’ll also take a look at:

  • stressors specific to the pandemic;
  • which groups are at most risk for negative mental health impacts from these stressors;
  • the short-term impact of COVID-19 on family caregivers;
  • parental burnout;
  • the physiology of the autonomic nervous system and its response to stress; and
  • the synergy between anxiety and stress.

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be better able to —

  • Identify Post-COVID Syndrome and its involvement in the anxiety explosion
  • Discuss ways to recognize burnout symptoms across different roles: work and parenting
  • Describe ways to catch pathological health anxiety early on, before it morphs into other disorders
  • Employ evidence-based strategies to treat pandemic-related anxiety 
  • Discuss why many patients present existential anxiety

Marwa Azab, PhD, MA, (Neuroscience and Counseling Psychology respectively) is a 5 times TED speaker and author of the forthcoming textbook Anxiety Disorders: Etiological, Cognitive & Neuroscientific Perspectives (Springer Nature). Dr. Marwa will also be teaching a course on Anxiety Disorders at Stanford University this fall. Her work has been translated into many languages, and her Psychology Today blog, “Neuroscience in Everyday Life”, has been viewed more than 1 million times.

Time Topic Covered
First 90 minutes
  • Is the pandemic Stressful? Traumatic? Why & for whom?
  • What is parental burnout? 
  • How are anxiety disorders related to chronic stressors? 
  • Define pathological health anxiety in light of the pandemic? How is it related to DSM5 diagnoses SSD and IAD?
  • Explain the new condition, long-COVID syndrome? And how it related to anxiety symptoms?
15 minutes
  • Break
Last 90 Minutes
  • Employ strategies to treat some of the long-COVID symptoms
  • Identify proper vs. pool alignment by gauging level of control
  • Define existential anxiety in light of the pandemic

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

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  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

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Continuing Education Information: 

This professional continuing education activity was sponsored by Praxis Continuing Education and Training and co-sponsored by Leading Edge Seminars. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, who has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the organizations listed below, maintains responsibility for the educational activity offered and for following the standards and regulations for the organizations listed below. This non-live on-demand activity is approved for 3 CE hours. 

No partial credit will be awarded. At the end of the workshop, Leading Edge Seminars will provide attendees with an instruction sheet on how to complete the online evaluation and how to print your CE certificate of completion. You will be required to pass a post test with a score of 80% or higher.  You will be able to complete this process immediately after the conclusion of the activity.

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Joint Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc and Leading Edge Seminars. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 3 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

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None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

What level of knowledge the attendee should have in this topic?
– Intermediate/Advanced

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