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9 Best Strategies to Treat Panic Attacks in 90 Minutes

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Jennifer L. Abel, PhD
1 Hour 29 Minutes
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Jun 06, 2014
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  • Learn the latest exposure strategies: interoceptive exposure, flooding the worries, and use of the internet and technology.
  • Use mindfulness to treat full-blown panic attacks and to improve exposure therapy.
  • Play detective to help clients catch the insidious symptoms of panic early and use diaphragmatic breathing and other strategies to prevent it from getting out of control.

If your client is suffering from sudden surges of intense anxiety and the accompanying physical symptoms of panic attacks, this workshop will teach you how to use the latest exposure therapies and help your clients’ attacks from spiraling out of control. Join international speaker, author and anxiety expert Jennifer Abel Ph.D, for this special workshop to effectively treat panic:

  • Discover how to help your client overcome avoidance and escape behaviors which negatively reinforce their fears. 
  • Learn the most effective treatment strategies include live exposures (in vivo exposure), imaginal exposure, interoceptive exposure, and the use of technology in exposure (e.g. YouTube, APPS)
  • Learn mindful acceptance tailored to treat panic
  • Learn about the new DSM-5® panic attack specifier



This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD.



Jennifer L. Abel, PhD's Profile

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Jennifer L. Abel, PhD, international speaker, author and clinical psychologist, has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders for over 20 years. Before opening a private practice, she served as the associate director of the Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute at Penn State under the direction of the leading expert in Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), T.D. Borkovec.

Her first book, Active Relaxation (Self-Published, 2010), has received outstanding reviews from mental health care professionals and anxious readers alike. Her second book, Resistant Anxiety, Worry, and Panic: 86 Practical Treatment Strategies for Clinicians (PESI, 2014), has received praise from top experts in anxiety management. Jennifer is also the author of The Anxiety, Worry & Depression Workbook: 65 Exercises, Worksheets & Tips to Improve Mood and Feel Better (PESI, 2018) and the Melt Worry and Relax Card Deck: 56 CBT & Mindfulness Strategies to Release Anxiety (PESI, 2016).

Dr. Abel has published many articles in professional journals and wrote a pamphlet about GAD for ABCT. She has been quoted by several popular magazines (e.g., Health, Prevention, Glamour) for her expertise in Worry. Dr. Abel presents to the public (e.g., Working Women’s Survival Show), as well as professionals (e.g., Australian Psychological Society; Anxiety Disorder Association of America).


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jennifer Abel is in private practice. She receives royalties as a published author. Jennifer Abel receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jennifer Abel has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  • Utilize the panic attack specifier, new in DSM-5®.
  • Examine the role of negative reinforcement in treating panic and stop it. 
  • Use the latest exposure therapies: interoceptive exposure; repeating and singing feared words; best use of YouTube, Images and APPS in exposure therapy.
  • Apply mindful acceptance to treating panic and improve the effectiveness of exposures.
  • Experiment in helping clients catch their panic spirals early to prevent them from getting out of control. 


Panic Attacks: Prevent the Spiral

  • DSM-5® panic attack specifier
  • Panic attack assessment tool
  • Panic attack monitoring
  • Diaphragmatic breathing

Negative Reinforcement of Panic

  • Assess for negative reinforcement
  • Avoidance and escape behaviors
  • Strategies to decrease and stop negative reinforcement

Exposure Therapies

  • Interoceptive Exposure
  • Flooding the real fear
  • In Vivo and imaginal exposure
  • YouTube, images, and apps

Mindful Acceptance of Panic

  • Improve exposure therapy with mindfulness
  • Process words and metaphors to improve effectiveness

Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 17



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