Cognitive therapy was originally developed for the treatment of Depression and Anxiety. Since its early beginnings various clinicians and investigators have extended its use to a wide variety of disorders and populations. Systematic outcome studies have demonstrated its efficacy not only in the garden variety of disorders such as Depression, Anxiety and Panic but also in medical disorders such a low back pain, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic hypertension. Cognitive therapy appears to satisfy the important criteria for a system of psychotherapy, namely, a testable theory of personality and psychopathology with empirical findings to support it and a set of strategies guided by these theories and applied to clinical conditions.
The development of cognitive-behavior therapy parallels major developments in how to conceptualize the role of cognition in psychopathology and behavior change. Dr. Meichenbaum will trace his "personal journey" as a clinician and researcher, noting the altering views of cognition from a behavioral, information processing and constructive narrative perspective. He will examine the therapeutic and research implications of this shift.
Panel 08 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Psychotherapy Research
Featuring Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D.; Lynn Hoffman, A.C.S.W.; Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.; and Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.
Moderated by W Michael Munion, MA.
Panel 09 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - PTSD and Abuse
Featuring Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.; Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.; Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.; and Lenore Walker, Ed.D.
Moderated by Brend Geary, PhD.
Panel 12 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Children and Adolescents
Featuring Claudia Black, Ph.D.; Stella Chess, M.D.; Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.; and Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
Moderated by Brent Geary, PhD.
The focus will be on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of adults who have been ''victimized'' by natural and intentional design. Specific assessment and treatment interventions will be critically examined and demonstrated.
The focus will be on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of adults with affective disorders (anxiety, depression, anger). Such treatment procedures as cognitive restructuring, problem-solving and stress inoculation training will be demonstrated.