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BT14 Keynote 04 - Treating Individuals Who Have Been Traumatized/Victimized: Ways to Bolster Resilience - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

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Keynotes |  Trauma |  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) |  Brief Therapy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2014
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2014
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Following the exposure to traumatic and victimizing experiences, 75 % of individuals will be impacted, but they go onto evidence resilience and in some instances post traumatic growth. In contrast, 25 % will evidence PSTD and persistent adjustment disorders. In this presentation, Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and the implications for treatment decision making. He will use a Constructive Narrative Perspective to demonstrate how to bolster client's resilience.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Indicate four factors that distinguish resilient individuals form those who evidence chronic PTSD.
  2. List three ways to bolster client's resilience.
  3. Provide two examples of the common factors that various treatment approaches of PTSD client's share.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D in Clinical Psychology is currently Research Director of Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention, Miami ( He is one of the founders of cognitive behavior therapy. He was voted one of the most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century. Latest books include "Roadmap to Resilience" ( and "Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey."