In the aftermath of victimizing and traumatic events, most individuals are impacted, but some 75% will go onto evidence resilience, and in some instances Post-traumatic growth. This workshop will discuss the neurobiological and psycho-social factors that distinguish these two groups and consider the treatment implications. Following a discussion of the controversies and empirical status of various psychotherapeutic interventions, a Case Conceptualization Model that informs both assessment and treatment decision-making will be offered.
A Constructive Narrative “strengths-based” treatment approach will be presented using Video Case presentations of the latest developments addressing ways to treat individuals with Complex PTSD, Prolong and Complicated Grief, Guilt, Shame, Moral injuries, as well as a variety of integrated treatment procedures for PTSD and Anger, substance abuse disorders and Borderline Personality Disorders. How to bolster resilience in six domains including (physical, interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual) across the life-span from “high-risk” children and their families, victimized adolescents, and the elderly, will be discussed.
How attendees can learn to spot HYPE in the field of psychotherapy will be presented. A “TO DO” list for attendees on ways they can immediately apply the Core Tasks of psychotherapy will be provided.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
|New Developments in the Treatment of PTSD and Co-occurring Disorders Handout (519.6 KB)||Available after Purchase|
Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D in Clinical Psychology is currently Research Director of Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention, Miami (melissainstitute.org). 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" (www.roadmaptoresilience.com) and "Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey."