• Working with the Anxious Client – Concrete Tools to Integrate into Your Practice
The deadline for this training has been extended. Thank you to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for its continued support.


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

Developed July 2021

3 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in domain C2 and prevention professionals in domain P6.

Level of Course | 100 Beginner

This training will focus 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.

This course is constructed as reading-based and noninteractive.


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

Developed by Arianna Galligher, LISW-S

Associate Director, STAR Trauma Recovery 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 immediately downloadable and must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.



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

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