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Video Takeaways & Timestamps

  • Cognitive and behavioral approaches for anxiety and OCD. 0:10
    • Clinicians should focus on helping clients direct themselves through discomfort rather than spending time on cognitive conversations.
  • Anxiety and OCD with therapy strategies. 1:22
    • Elizabeth DuPont Spencer and Kimberly Morrow discuss the challenges of addressing anxiety and OCD in clients, particularly when it comes to the likelihood of specific events.
    • Morrow suggests using directive statements to help clients move forward rather than getting caught up in anxiety-provoking conversations.
  • Using directive statements for self-coaching. 3:40
    • Elizabeth DuPont Spencer and Kimberly Morrow discuss the use of directive statements to help clients move through challenges and achieve their goals.
    • They emphasize the importance of creating these statements with clients, practicing them together, and using them in various situations to stay connected to what they value.
  • Using self-talk to overcome fear and anxiety. 5:26
    • Kimberly Morrow and Elizabeth DuPont Spencer discuss the importance of using directives to help individuals overcome anxiety, rather than relying on others to do so.
    • The pair provide an example of a child who overcame his fear of dogs by using directives to work towards visiting his grandmother’s house and spending time with his best friend’s dog.