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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three basic manifestations of anxiety.
-Name three gradations of anxiety intensity.
-Name three aspects to keep in mind when diagnosing potential panic disorder clients.
-Name four conditions that seem to run in conjunction with panic disorder.
-Name three aspects of a co-occurring anxiety disorder and depression.
-Name three types of phobias.
-Name three types of substances that panic disorder clients misuse most commonly.
-Name three steps to treating an OCD client.
-Name three social avoidant behaviors more extreme than agoraphobia.
-Name three characteristics of childhood agoraphobia.
-Name three aspects of panic disorder.
-Name three steps to helping clients overcome their anxiety over travel.
-Explain the type of exercise that helps reduces a client's symptom of hyperventilation.
-Name five breathing techniques that help clients reduce stress.
-Name two situations causing panic were endorsed more frequently by girls, than boys.
-Explain the cut-off age for a high incidence of panic attacks.
-Explain what is often the initial symptom experienced by individuals at the onset of a panic attack.
-Name two subtypes of phobic conditions secondary to panic disorder.
-Explain the behavioral characteristics of panic/agoraphobic clients.
-Explain the other psychological disorders that have repeatedly shown linkages with panic attacks.
-Explain the type of behavior that can lead to the more serious type of panic disorder called agoraphobia.
-Explain what hypothesis is proffered as a reason for addiction to alcohol and other drugs in clients experiencing panic attack.
-Name the four main strands of psychological/social effects of panic disorder.
-Name one of the primary causes of panic disorder.
-Explain the addictive behavior that the author developed in order to overcome her panic of going to the office.
-Explain what is designed to assist panic clients in modifying specific aspects of their thinking by questioning the logical basis of their fears and by encouraging them to consider alternative ways of thinking.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."