• Working With the Anxious Client: Concrete Tools to Integrate Into Your Practice


Working with the Anxious Client: Concrete Tools to Integrate into Your Practice

September 16, 2020 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

Deadline for registration is September 15

Approved for 3 Continuing Education Hours

Level of Course | 100 Introduction

This training is approved for CE social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in domain C1.

Deadline for registration is September 14th

Join The Ohio State University College of Social Work for a free live interactive webinar on assisting the clinician to work effectively with clients struggling with anxiety symptoms. We will discuss ways to explain the biomechanics of anxiety to the client to help them better understand their symptoms, and we will discuss specific CBT and DBT-based tools that clients can use to better manage their symptoms. The training will incorporate lecture, discussion, and experiential practice. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  • Identify signs, symptoms, and body sensations related to the experience of anxiety, and identify the purpose behind them.
  • Implement CBT-based tools and techniques to help clients more effectively manage their symptoms.
  • Apply the concepts of radical acceptance and mindfulness practice to assist with anxiety symptom management.


  • 9:00am – Introduction of the Basics of CBT
  • 10:00am – Introduce the Concept of Emotional Regulation
  • 10:30am – Break
  • 11:00am – Introduce the Concept of Radical Acceptance
  • 12:00pm – Q & A
  • 12:15pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented By Arianna Galligher, LISW-S

Associate Director at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Arianna Galligher, LISW-S is the Associate Director of the STAR Trauma Recovery Center and Partial Hospitalization & Intensive Outpatient Programs at OSU Harding Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has an extensive clinical background across multiple settings, serving both adolescents and adults. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2005 at Ohio State University where she also currently teaches part-time. Years spent working with people living with HIV/AIDS, trauma survivors, women, youth, and the LGBTQ community have served to reinforce the importance of humor, compassion, empowerment, honesty, diversity, individual expression, and community building in her work.


Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration.

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Deadline for registration is September 15th

Register For 9/16 Training Here

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, ACE#1234 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. The Ohio State University College of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 04/01/2021-04/01/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.