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EP20 Clinical Demonstration 05 - A Constructive Narrative Treatment Approach - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) |  Clinical Demonstrations |  Art and Creativity |  Psychotherapy |  Storytelling |  Constructive Narrative
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2020
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Following a brief presentation of the “state of the art” concerning psychotherapy and an enumeration of the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy, the clinical demonstration (with a volunteer patient/audience member) will focus on ways to conduct Cognitive behavior therapy from a Constructive Narrative strengths-based perspective.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Discuss how to establish, maintain and monitor the quality of the therapeutic relationship, which is the most critical predictor of achieving “lasting behavioral changes.
  2. Discuss how to use the “art of questioning” (“What” and “HOW” questions) to elicit the “rest of the patient’s story.”
  3. Explain how to teach the patient to become his/her “own therapist” and take the therapist’s voice with them.

*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."