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"Three Underlying Beliefs That Cause Anxiety and How to Change Them, a CBT Approach" with Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, 2 CEs, Zoom

  • 06/07/2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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book cover: Don't Feed the Monkey Mind by Jennifer Shannon, LMFTThree Underlying Beliefs That Cause Anxiety and How to Change Them, a CBT Approach

Presented by

Jennifer Shannon, LMFT

Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, is the author of Don't Feed the Monkey Mind: How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear & Worry, and numerous other books and articles. 

Friday, June 7th, 2024

10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Zoom, 2.0 CEs

Course Description

Clients often present with chronic anxiety and stress that do not fall into a clear-cut diagnosis with a specific protocol. In these cases, the therapist must conceptualize what contributes to the client's problems and use this to formulate and guide the treatment plan. This can be confusing, and we often get lost in the content of what the client is bringing in week to week. In these cases, it is very helpful to focus on underlying assumptions. This helps clarify and better understand the common themes contributing to a wide variety of problems. There are three underlying assumptions that contribute to most, if not all, problems related to anxiety. The three assumptions are Intolerance of Uncertainty, "What I don't know might kill me," Over Responsibility, "If others are not okay, I am not okay," and Perfectionism, "I cannot make a mistake."

In this CBT workshop, participants will be introduced to a simple worksheet that will help guide both conceptualization and treatment for a wide variety of problems. This worksheet will address underlying assumptions and the behaviors that reinforce them.

Educational Goals

  • Understand how underlying assumptions fuel anxiety.
  • How to incorporate values into behavior change.
  • Understand how avoidance reinforce maladaptive beliefs.

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify 3 underlying assumptions that contribute to anxiety.
    2. Identify one disorder that is associated with each of the 3 mindsets presented.
    3. Describe the difference between an automatic thought and an underlying assumption.
    4. Define what a safety behavior is.
    5. Support clients in identifying values as part of their behavior change.
    6. Guide clients to identify maladaptive assumptions and alternatives.
    7. Support clients to create a plan to change behavior that will reinforce more adaptive beliefs.


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    1) Registration for All RECAMFT Members - no charge

    2) Reciprocal registration for members of Marin CAMFT (CODE REQUIRED) - no charge

    3) Other CAMFT Members - Licensed - $30.00

    4) Other CAMFT Members - Pre-Licensed - $15.00

    5) Non-CAMFT Members (general public) - $36.00

    Training Schedule and Attendance Requirements

    Please note, this is a 2.0-CE training, comprised of two hours of training plus time for RECAMFT announcements in the meeting. You must be logged on at the beginning of the training, be present during the event (including responding to attendance checks by coming on camera, verbally replying, and/or replying in the chat), and stay logged on for the full duration, to end at 12:15 pm, in order to earn the CEs. If your camera is off the entire time, and RECAMFT cannot verify you were physically present at your computer throughout the training, then RECAMFT cannot issue a CE certificate, as we would not be able to show that the BBS requirements for your participation were met.

    About Our Speaker

    About Jennifer Shannon, LMFT

    Jennifer Shannon, LMFTJennifer Shannon is a licensed psychotherapist and a Certified Diplomat in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy specializing in anxiety. She co-founded the Santa Rosa Center For Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has over forty years of experience treating children, teens, and adults.  She is the author of numerous books, including  Don’t Feed The Monkey Mind, The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens, The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens, and A Teen’s Guide To Getting Stuff Done, all published by New Harbinger Press.  Her books have been selected for the Reading Well Books on Prescription in the UK.  She speaks regularly at national conferences and has been featured on radio programs, and in magazines and newspapers. Her website is


    Zoom Meeting. Requires pre-registration with Zoom using the instructions provided in your RECAMFT confirmation email in order to get your personal Zoom Join Link.

    Video Recording and On-Demand Option

    RECAMFT plans to record this event, to make it available as an on-demand CE-earning program, barring any unforeseen technical or production issues. The on-demand version would be available for free to RECAMFT members, and for purchase by non-members. (Please note, access to our on-demand programs is a benefit of RECAMFT membership only and is not part of the reciprocal benefits extended to Marin CAMFT members.)

    For non-RECAMFT members: Please do not register for this "live" Zoom event if you are only interested in accessing the on-demand version. If you pay to register this "live" event, you are registering for this event only; on-demand access is not included. If you later decide you would rather do the on-demand program and not attend "live", then you would need to cancel your registration for this "live" event per the refund policy below.  If you register for this training under one of the paid registration options, and do not attend, and later ask to get access to the on-demand program, there will be a $10 administrative fee to cover RECAMFT's costs in setting up access to that separate program.


    Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT  (Provider #57173) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

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    • CE Certificate: You must be physically present at your computer and watching and/or listening to the training while logged onto the zoom meeting for the entire presentation, and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. Within a week after the conclusion of this educational event, once RECAMFT has processed attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all participants whose physical presence during the online meeting is verified. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    • Notice of Recording: Whenever possible, our CE events are recorded or filmed and may appear on our website. Your participation in this event by registering and attending indicates your approval for your likeness to appear in the recording, if any.
    • Grievances: Direct grievances to, and/or the chapter president at

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