Why you'll love this course

After months of coronavirus news and associated lockdowns, and more than 8 million confirmed cases in the US, health-related anxiety is common. Clients are coming in worried that they’ve been exposed—or too scared to see a doctor for other important health concerns.

Course description

Health anxiety has traditionally been a distressing, debilitating, and costly psychological issue. With much attention now focused on public health, even those not previously prone to health anxiety might experience fear and uncertainty around health-related concerns. This course focuses on working with clients with health anxiety, with an emphasis on how to conceptualize this anxiety and how to address specific fears.

1 Hour CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive). 

Content advisory: This course contains references to client sexual activity. To preserve confidentiality, case examples contain fictionalized elements.

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate a unique conceptualization for each of their clients who experience health anxiety.

  • Apply the health anxiety conceptualization to address the maladaptive thoughts and behaviors that reinforce clients’ anxiety.

  • Provide a brief attentional intervention to address over-attunement to body sensations in clients with health anxiety.

  • Apply at least three health anxiety interventions to clients who are dealing with health-related anxiety.

Course outline

1. Introduction

i. Definitions

ii. Overlap with related conditions
iii. Clinician challenges

2. Conceptualizing Health Anxiety

i. Guiding treatment

ii. Areas to assess

3. Interventions

i. Acceptance and cognitive interventions

ii. Behavioral interventions

References

Instructor

Bonnie Zucker, PhD

Bonnie Zucker, PhD is a California licensed Psychologist (#20391) in private practice in Los Angeles. She has previously served as a Researcher and Technical Writer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and as Assistant Training Director for UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services. She has taught courses and seminars for UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and her research on anxiety and panic has been published in Behavior Therapy, Behaviour Research and Therapy, the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, and elsewhere.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Recorded Video format (non-interactive). Total running time 63 minutes

Topic Area:

Clinical Practice

Instructional Level:

Intermediate 

Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. The course completion quiz can be retaken multiple times until passed.

Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:

After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: November 4, 2020 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

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Contact Information:

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Continuing Education Approvals:

SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2020 – 07/06/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education credit in the Clinical topic area.

SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582. 

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0206.

SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.


This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.