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EP13 Clinical Demonstration 15 - Treatment of a Suicidal Patient with a History of Victimization: A Constructive Narrative Perspective - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

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Clinical Demonstrations |  Addiction |  Depression |  Suicide |  Storytelling |  Constructive Narrative
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
59 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 2013
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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.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe ways to conduct risk assessment in suicidal patients.
  2. Implement a constructive narrative treatment approach to identify and bolster strengths and resilience in high-risk clients. 

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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."