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EP20 Speech 10 - Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) |  Speeches |  Psychotherapy
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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Having just celebrated his 80th birthday, 55th year of clinical practice, research and supervision, and 24th year as Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention. Don Meichenbaum will be discussing the “lessons learned”, including what “expert” psychotherapists do to achieve lasting changes and ways to spot HYPE in the field of psychotherapy. This will include a critique of the “state of the art” of both psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Provide both a scholarly and personal account of how cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) evolved.
  2. Critically, evaluate the “state of the art” of CBT and ways to avoid HYPE in the field of psychotherapy.
  3. Present how CBT has evolved incorporating a Constructive Narrative perspective designed to address the clinical issues of anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, grief and moral injury.

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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."