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EP20 Great Conversations 12 - The Neurobiological and Psycho-Social Sequelae of Trauma and Resilience - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

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Topic Areas:
Neurobiology |  Neuroscience |  Great Conversations |  Trauma |  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
2 hours 8 minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2020
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In the aftermath of experiencing traumatic and victimizing experiences, most individuals are impacted, but some 75% go onto evidence resilience, and in some instances Post Traumatic Growth. If the “body keeps score”, then what distinguishes the 75% resilient group from the 25% who develop PTSD and related disorders? This debate will address this question and the treatment implications for psychotherapeutic interventions.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Provide a Constructive Narrative analysis of what distinguishes the respective 75% versus the 25
  2. Identify how the “body keeps score” of both PTSD and resilience and the implications for treatment
  3. Present ways to bolster resilience in the 25% group and consider factors that contribute to “post-traumatic growth.”

*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."