The incidence of interpersonal violence is rampant, whether in the form of sexual abuse, domestic violence, terrorist attacks, or combat. This workshop begins with a consideration of the incidence and psychosocial and neurobiological impacts of such victimization and the treatment implications. It will be based on a lifespan perspective that includes children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, one of the founders of CBT and a preeminent leader in the psychology field, will present a Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors to inform your treatment decision-making.
A major focus will be on what distinguishes clients who develop complex PTSD and concurrent disorders from those who demonstrate resilience. Specific practical ways to bolster client resilience across the lifespan will be presented. Two major evidenced-based treatment approaches will be contrasted: namely, the trauma-memory-processing approaches versus present-centred, client-oriented skills-training approaches. The workshop will discuss how these two treatment approaches can be integrated to treat patients with concurrent disorders of complex PTSD and substance abuse. You will also learn how to conduct such treatment by engaging family members (couples therapy) and school staff.
All workshop participants will receive a “To Do” List that is designed to encourage deliberate practice to enhance clinical expertise.
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Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo and is currently Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami. He is one of the founders of CBT and, in a survey of clinicians, he was voted “one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century”. Well known for his engaging and enjoyable presentation style, he has offered hundreds of workshops in Canada and internationally, and has published extensively. His latest books are Roadmap to Resilience and The Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey with Don Meichenbaum.