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Treating PTSD – and the Keys to Resilience (CBT Workshop) with Donald Meichenbaum PhD
30th April @ 10:00 - 17:30 BSTGBP95 – GBP145
In the aftermath of experiencing traumatic and victimizing experiences most individuals are impacted, but some 75 % go onto evidence resilience and the capacity to handle ongoing adversities. In contrast, some 25 % get stuck and experience adjustment challenges and a variety of co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
In this presentation, Dr Meichenbaum will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and the treatment implications.
He will provide a Case Conceptualisation Model of risk and protective factors that informs treatment decision-making, and will review The Core Tasks of therapy that contribute to lasting change. A special section will focus on how psychotherapy for PTSD can be enhanced by employing such interventions as Constructive Narrative procedures, Hypnosis, Mindfulness and Stress Inoculation Training.
Dr Meichenbaum will present how to provide integrated treatment for such co-occurring disorders such as Substance Abuse, Depression and Suicidality, Prolonged and Complicated Grief – and the very important elements of how to integrate spirituality and psychotherapy will also be addressed.
Building in and bolstering resilience is a key focus of Dr Meichenbaums’ approach and considerations of developing and strengthening resilience across all domains will be considered, in addition the important question of how we can build resilience in ourselves as therapists working with trauma and in our schools and communities will be addressed.
Finally, “how to spot HYPE in the field of psychotherapy: a 19 item checklist” will be presented.
Participants will receive a detailed handout and a to-do list of therapeutic procedures that they can use immediately.
Dr Meichenbaum is extremely generous with his knowledge and sharing his materials. We can assure you there will enough in this one day workshop to unpack and implement for many years!