New Developments in the Treatment of PTSD, Complex PTSD & Comorbid Disorders - 5 CPD Hours

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Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. “One of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century”

  • Evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment informed by neuroscience
  • Treatment for co-morbid issues including depression, suicide, substance abuse and TBI
  • A strengths-based approach that bolsters resilience
  • Integrated treatment that is culturally and gender sensitive

This is your opportunity to learn the latest developments in the treatment of PTSD, complex PTSD and co-morbid disorders from one of the world’s leading psychotherapists. Dr. Donald Meichenbaum is co-founder of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and was voted “one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century”.

In this program recording you will learn the assessment and treatment implications of neuroscience from a life-span perspective and learn ways to provide integrated treatments in a culturally- and gender-sensitive manner. You will learn how to conduct evidence-based trauma-focused treatment and how to incorporate spiritually-oriented interventions. Dr. Meichenbaum will utilize his vast clinical and research experience, irreverent style, along with video case presentations to make this a must-attend event. In addition, you will receive a comprehensive set of handouts with tools to be used in your practice.


  • Critique the concept of PTSD and critically assess the “state-of-the-art” treatment of PTSD and Complex PTSD.
  • Utilize a Case Conceptualization Model (CCM) that informs assessment and treatment decision-making.
  • Implement the “Core Tasks” of psychotherapy in an integrated fashion.
  • Conduct trauma-focused interventions in an integrative fashion, treating PTSD and co-morbid psychiatric disorders together.
  • Incorporate culturally- and gender-sensitive and spiritually-oriented treatments.
  • Address the needs of health care providers, namely vicarious traumatization and burnout.


The Nature and Impact of Trauma Exposure: The “Untold Story” of Resilience

  • Personal anecdotes and clinical examples
  • Research evidence: Factors that contribute to PTSD vs. resilience and post-traumatic growth

Controversies Concerning the Concepts of PTSD and Complex PTSD

  • “State-of-the-art” of treatment: Data from evidence-based interventions vs. meta-analytic studies
  • In search of mechanisms of change
  • A way forward: A constructive narrative perspective and a consideration of the core tasks of psychotherapy (what “expert” psychotherapists do)
  • A consideration of “marketing” strategies used by treatment centres and psychotherapists

What Resilient Individuals Do (and Do Not Do): Implications for Psychotherapy

  • Ways to bolster resilience
  • A life-span perspective
  • Being culturally and gender sensitive

The Role of a Case Conceptualization Model

  • Assessment issues
  • More than an anxiety disorder: Role of guilt, shame, complicated grief, moral injuries and anger
  • Emotionally-focused interventions
  • Involving significant others

Assessment Issues and Strategies

  • Screening, diagnostic assessment
  • Risk assessment to self (suicidality) and toward others
  • Assessment of co-morbidity, potential barriers and strengths

Implications for Sequential, Parallel and Integrated Treatment Approaches

Self-Assessment: Your Level of “Expertise” in Implementing the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy

How To Implement the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy

  • Developing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance (TA): Monitoring, addressing impasses/”ruptures” in TA
  • Psychoeducation—use “clock” metaphor
  • Ways to nurture hope: Use of collaborative goal-setting; time lines; coping models
  • Teaching intra- and interpersonal coping skills: Building in generalization guidelines (going beyond a “train and hope” approach)

Cognitive-Behavioural Trauma-Focused Interventions: A Search for Common Mechanisms

Treatment Focused on Related Trauma-Related Reactions (Guilt, Shame, Complicated Grief, Moral Injuries, Anger)

Integrative Treatments of PTSD, Psychiatric and Substance Abuse: Illustrative Programs

Needs of Specific Populations will be Considered

  • Returning soldiers and their family members
  • Victims of interpersonal violence and culturally diverse groups (native populations, torture victims)

Spiritually-Based Interventions, Like the 12-Step Model, Will be Considered

Addressing the Needs of Health Care Providers: Addressing the Well-being of Therapists

  • Addressing issues of vicarious traumatization effects and “burnout”
  • What can be done at the individual, collegial and organizational levels?

Putting it All Together: Take Home Lessons and Ways to Continue Professional Development

To Do “Homework” Tasks

  • Anticipate and address potential barriers to engaging in professional, deliberate practice
  • Working with peers and supervisors: Ways to monitor professional development
  • (“Know, Do, Teach Others—A Roadmap to ‘Expertise’”)

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About Dr. Donald Meichenbaum


Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from which he took early retirement some 15 years ago to become Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami. He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and in a survey of clinicians reported in the American Psychologist he was voted “one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century”. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the clinical division of the American Psychological Association and he 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. Among his other books are included Treatment of Individuals With Anger Control Problems And Aggressive Behaviour; Stress Inoculation Training; Facilitating Treatment Adherence And the Unconscious Reconsidered. He has consulted for various populations including veterans’ hospitals, with the National Guard, psychiatric treatment centres for children, adolescents and adults, treatment centre for individuals with traumatic brain injuries, torture victims, Native populations, deaf populations and school boards.

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