This case of complicated grieving in a young adult recovering from depression and a substance use disorder shows how perspective taking can be used to foster greater self-compassion in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
This presentation of a session from a recent EFT training DVD will demonstrate the key elements in a prototypical EFT session; the creation of secure base; unfolding primary emotion; and creating transforming enactments. This session also shows how EFT works with an escalated and in-crisis couple facing PTSD and the echoes of war.
In this video presentation, Dr. Meichenbaum works with a young woman who is depressed and who has attempted suicide seven times. She has undergone multiple traumas in her life, including rape, suicide by her mother, substance abuse. The case illustrates ways to conduct risk assessment and how to use a constructive narrative treatment approach to identify and bolster the client’s strengths and resilience.