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Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D. Presents: Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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DVD Video - 8+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
10/3/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Describe the evolution of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as it relates to clinical effectiveness and choice of therapeutic intervention.
  2. Articulate how to integrate various techniques from Constructive Narrative Therapy with evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral interventions.
  3. Enumerate the core tasks of psychotherapy that “expert” therapists implement to contribute to lasting change with clients.
  4. Employ a Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors that informs assessment and treatment planning.
  5. Assess for client’s risk of violence toward self and others; implement appropriate interventions based on assessment.
  6. Implement clinical strategies to enhance client engagement in treatment and motivation to change.
  7. Conduct evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques including psychoeducation, exposure-based interventions, self-monitoring, and cognitive restructuring to assist clients in reducing problematic symptoms.
  8. Incorporate CBT-informed treatment strategies that increase the likelihood of generalization of skills outside the therapy session.
  9. Integrate strategies into your treatment plan that bolster resilience among clients in six domains (physical, interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and spiritual).
  10. Implement clinical strategies for identifying and reducing therapy-interfering behavior in clients.
  11. Utilize advanced CBT strategies specific to clients presenting with PTSD, prolonged and complicated grief, Borderline Personality Disorder, substance abuse and other addictive disorders, severe anger and/or aggressive behavior.
  12. Integrate spiritually-based interventions with CBT psychotherapy methods to improve clinical outcomes. 
The Evolution of CBT: What It Means for Today’s Clinician
  • Theoretical and empirical progression of CBT
  • The emergence of a Constructive Narrative Perspective (CNP) of psychotherapy
  • Evidence-based v. relationship-based therapy
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
Setting the Stage for “Expert” Level Therapy: How to Achieve Lasting Change with Your Clients
  • Dr. Meichenbaum’s core tasks of psychotherapy – how regularly are you utilizing these?
  • The critical role of the therapeutic alliance as a catalyst for change
  • How to utilize client-informed feedback on a session-by-session basis
  • Strategies that bolster resilience in clients Integration of spiritually-based and CBT interventions
CBT-Informed Case Conceptualization: Strategies for Comprehensive, Ongoing Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • How to implement the Case Conceptualization Model
  • Risk and protective factors – why you need both
  • How to use the “art of questioning” to avoid becoming the client’s “surrogate frontal lobe”
  • Never leave a session without identifying this
  • How to conduct collaborative, SMART goal setting procedures that elicit hope for the client
Advanced CBT Interventions: Empower Clients to Identify Triggers, Unhook Schemas, Develop Coping Skills, and Make Healthier Decisions
  • Psychoeducation
    • The CLOCK metaphor: a new, concrete way to illustrate thoughts, feelings, behavior and consequences
    • Multi-tiered timelines: unfreeze beliefs, discover the impact of developmental schemata, and nurture hope
    • Strategies to help your client re-conceptualize the problem
  • Advanced Implementation of Classic CBT Interventions, Including:
    • Self-monitoring Exposure-based interventions
    • Cognitive restructuring And more!
  • Other CBT-Informed Treatment Techniques
    • Constructive Narrative interventions, including Gestalt’s “Empty Chair”
    • Contextualize memories: “here and now” versus “then and there” interventions
    • Strategies for addressing treatment noncompliance
    • Techniques to increase generalization of skills outside of session
  • Diagnosis-Specific Interventions For:
    • PTSD, Complex PTSD Prolonged and complicated grief
    • Depression
    • Suicidal behavior/ideation
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Substance Abuse
    • Extreme anger and aggressive behavior
    • Victims of intimate partner violence 


Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from which he took early retirement 20 years ago. He is presently Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami (Please see He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

In a survey of clinicians reported in the American Psychologist he was voted “one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.” He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association and was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association.

He has presented in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. He has published extensively and most recently published Roadmap to Resilience: A Guide for Military Trauma Victims and Their Families (visit His other books include Treatment of Individuals with Anger Control Problems and Aggressive Behavior; Stress Inoculation Training; Facilitating Treatment Adherence; and The Unconscious Reconsidered.

He has consulted for various populations including veterans’ hospitals, the National Guard, psychiatric treatment centers for children, adolescents and adults, treatment center for individuals with traumatic brain injuries, torture victims, Native populations, deaf populations and school boards. See papers by Dr. Meichenbaum on (go to home page and click on Author’s Index and scroll to Meichenbaum).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Donald Meichenbaum is Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment. He is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus for the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Meichenbaum receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Donald Meichenbaum has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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