075: The Anxiety Reset: Timely Insights and Proven Strategies to Address One of the Nation’s Most Pervasive Mental Health Issues
Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.
The Center • A Place of HOPE
547 Dayton St.
Edmonds, WA 98020
Each year, thousands of people seek help from mental health professionals for their persistent—and often debilitating—anxiety. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly 25% of U.S. adults experienced an anxiety disorder in the past year, and more than one-third of U.S. adults suffer from an anxiety disorder at some time in their lives. Mental health professionals know that unaddressed anxiety frequently leads to other difficulties, including depression, addiction, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation. Highlighting the most up-to-date scientific research, proven evidence-based treatment strategies, and emerging approaches, this plenary will deepen participants’ understanding of anxiety and equip them with the most current, evidence-based therapeutic practices to utilize with clients.
• Identify anxiety types and common triggers and recognize the high cost of anxiety on clients’lives
• Assess hidden causes and catalysts of anxiety and determine how modern-day pressures and complications contribute toanxiety
• Identify how the brain and body are affected by anxiety and apply a whole-person approach to treatmentfor the licensed mental health professional and psychologist, which encompasses emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of a person’slife