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EP13 Point/Counter Point 10 - Trauma, Spirituality and Recovery - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

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Trauma |  Meditation, Spirituality and Yoga |  Point/Counterpoint Sessions |  Psychotherapy |  Religion
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD |  Kathryn Rossi, PhD |  Erving Polster, PhD
1 Hour 14 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 2013
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The major way that people cope with trauma in North America is to use some form of religious or spiritual rituals and meaning-making activities . In this workshop,  Dr. Meichenbaum will consider both the positive and negative modes of spiritual coping, ways to assess for client’s spirituality, and ways to integrate spiritually-based interventions into psychotherapy, where indicated.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the psychosocial functions of spirituality.
  2. Assess for the client’s spirituality.
  3. Implement spiritually-based interventions in psychotherapy, where indicated.

*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."

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Kathryn Rossi, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga instructor (RYT 500). She recently co-edited the 16-volume Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson. She and Ernest Rossi are in private practice in Los Osos, Calif.

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Erving Polster, Ph.D in clinical psychology, is the Director of The Gestalt Institute of San Diego, and the author of several important books, including Gestalt Therapy Integrated, Every Person's Life is Worth a Novel, and From the Radical Center: The Heart of Gestalt Therapy, as well as dozens of articles and chapters. Erving has authored 6 books. In his current writings, he offers perspectives and designs for a communal application of psychotherapy principles. He also describes and celebrates a powerful contemporary momentum for people-at-large to join together in the search for personal and social enlightenment.