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K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach
2310 Centennial Road
Outreach Center
Salina, KS 67401-8196

855-552-0079 toll free
785-826-2633 phone
785-826-2632 fax

Anxiety Disorders: Recognition and Response

Anxiety disorders are some of the most widely diagnosed disorders in many treatment settings. The use of CBT and E/RP as the seminal treatment choice for many anxiety based disorders is well documented. However, the ability to obtain the most appropriate evidence based treatment can be very difficult for some vulnerable or underserved populations. Those in our more rural communities, those with economic hardship and those who just don’t have access to clinical staff trained in evidence based models are most at risk. Today’s session will focus on the dissemination of very clear evidence based treatments which can be implemented immediately with clients whom experience anxiety. Adjunct treatments and innovative treatments when resources are scarce will also be discussed. Evidence supporting evidence based models, including the significant impact they can have on client outcomes, will also be addressed. 

K-State Polytechnic is a pre-approved continuing education provider approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider number 15-005.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will gain a good understanding of available diagnostic categories related to anxiety as well as the evidence based treatment model associated with the treatment of anxiety disorders.
  • Participants will obtain an understanding related to the use of adjunct treatment measures with an evidence based practice for the treatment of anxiety and how these improve outcomes for their clients.
  • Participants will be aware of the difficulties associated with implementing evidence based practices for anxiety treatment in a variety of non-specialized settings, particularly in those that serve underserved populations. However, participants will be equipped to provide historically difficult to implement, evidence based practices, with few resources or in settings not traditionally well suited to evidence based practices.
  • Participants will gain a beginning understanding of how to implement evidence based protocols with their own client base. This will include innovative means of implementation.


Registration for this program is closed. Please contact Professional Education and Outreach at profed@k-state.edu for inquiries.

Date: September 16, 2019

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kansas

Cost: $75

Continuing education credits: 6 diagnostic and treatment hours

Registration deadline: September 9, 2019

Registration fee includes course instruction and materials. Meals are not included in the registration fee and are the attendee's responsibility.


A discounted rate is offered for companies or organizations sending multiple attendees. Discounts are tied to number of attendees as follows:

Number of registrantsAvailable discountTotal price
3 registrants per company1 registration 50% off$187.50
4 registrants per company1 registration free $225

For companies or organizations sending more than four employees, discounts will be applied in the same increments as indicated above.

A discounted registration rate is offered to current graduate and post doctoral students. To be eligible for the academia discount, students should complete a scholarship application form and submit proof of enrollment status by the registration deadline. Download the application form for additional details on how to apply.


If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, please contact the K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach office at 855-552-0079 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or email profed@k-state.edu.

About the Instructor


Dr. Abby Callis

Family Service and Guidance Center

Dr. Callis is the Director of Quality and Outcomes at Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka, Kansas. She received her Master’s degree from Western Kentucky University in 2003 and her Doctorate of Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology in 2009. Dr. Callis has many years of experience working with both children and adults in the mental health field and her experience has included the provision of a wide range of therapeutic services, supervision, numerous community presentations, psychological assessment and teaching. She has developed and run an evidence based anxiety treatment center within the Community Mental Health setting. Dr. Callis is also a member of the FSGC training program; supervising pre-doctoral interns who are part of an APA-accredited Internship program, post-doctoral students, as well as master’s students from several disciplines. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Callis is an adjunct professor at Washburn University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology, and is a Mental Health First Aid trainer in Kansas.