The assessment and treatment implications of patient victimization will be critically examined from a constructive narrative perspective. A phase-oriented cognitivebehavioral treatment model will be presented for adults with PTSD, Complex PTSD, and related co-morbid disorders. A critical analysis will be offered of various forms of so-called "memory work" interventions.
Following the exposure to traumatic and victimizing experiences, 75 % of individuals will be impacted, but they go onto evidence resilience and in some instances post traumatic growth. In contrast, 25 % will evidence PSTD and persistent adjustment disorders. In this presentation, Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and the implications for treatment decision making. He will use a Constructive Narrative Perspective to demonstrate how to bolster client's resilience.
This workshop will demonstrate ways to implement the core tasks of psychotherapy with individuals with Complex PTSD and ways to provide integrated treatment for comorbid disorders such as Prolong and complicated grief, suicidality and substance abuse disorders. A Case Conceptualization Model will be offered that informs treatment decision making. Specific evidence-based interventions will be examined.
EP00 Dialogue 07 - Nature and Challenge of a Narrative Perspective of Psychotherapy - Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., and Michael White, B.A.S.W.
Given a topic, to become aware of the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses in each approach.
Moderated by Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.
Based on a review of the psychotherapy literature, seven core tasks that psychotherapists need to include and five additional core tasks of psychotherapy for patients with a history of victimization have been identified. A case conceptualization model and treatment guidelines on how to become a more effective psychotherapist will be offered.
Topical Panel 03 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - PTSD and Abuse
Featuring Frank Pittman III, MD, Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol., Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, and Francine Shapiro, PhD.
Moderated by Michael Yapko, PhD.
Topical Panel 12 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - Research in Psychotherapy
Featuring Albert Bandura, PhD, Aaron Beck, MD, Eugene Gendlin, PhD, and Donald Meichenbaum, PhD.
Moderated by Camillo Loriedo, MD.