FALL WORKSHOP 2012

"Treatment of Traumatized Individuals and Ways to Bolster Resilience"

Date

Friday, September 28, 2012

Location

The Albany Club
91 King Street East (Downtown Toronto)

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Registration is limited, **There will be no same-day registration **

CPA Continuing Education Program Credited Workshop

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Description

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In this ADVANCED WORKSHOP, Dr. Meichenbaum critiqued the concept of trauma and PTSD and assessed the “state-of-the-art” in treating individuals with PTSD, Complex PTSD and comorbid psychiatric and physical disabilities. He highlighted a strength-based assessment and treatment approach and examined what distinguishes those individuals (some 30%) who develop adjustment difficulties versus the 70% who evidence resilience, and in some instances, post-traumatic growth.  Using a Constructive Narrative Perspective, he provided specific ways to bolster resilience in six domains – physical, interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and spiritual. A Case Conceptualization model was offered that informs assessment and treatment decision-making with a special focus on interventions with individuals who have experienced physical injuries such as traumatic brain injuries and related pain disorders resulting from such traumatic events as automobile accidents and other traumatizing events. He demonstrated how to implement the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy that characterize “EXPERT” therapists. How to use computer technology as adjunctive tools was highlighted, as well. A detailed Handout is provided that offers specific treatment guidelines with a special focus on how to conduct integrative treatments for individuals with comorbid disorders such as substance abuse, depression/suicidality and negative emotions such as anger, guilt, shame, complicated grief and moral injuries.  The role that the family members play in the healing process was addressed.

Morning Session

A brief overview of the concept of PTSD and the "state-of-the-art" of alternative treatment approaches, controversies and implications for treatment.

What factors distinguish individuals who develop PTSD and related adjustment difficulties versus individuals who evidence resilience and posttraumatic growth.

The critical role of a Case Conceptualization Mofrl (CCM) in informing assessment and treatment decision-making.:  A case example with individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries.

The Core Tasks of Psychotherapy:  What "Expert" Psychotherapists Do.

The role of the therapeutic alliance/Psychoeducational/Ways to nurture hope/How to build skills and build in generalization procedures.

Ways to address issues of traumatic memories and ways to bolster resilience.

Afternoon Session

Focus on specific ways to bolster resilience in clients and significant others (family members).

Specific ways to Bolster Resilience in the Physical, Interpersonal, Emotional, Cognitive, Behavioural and Spiritual Domains.

How to provide Integrative Treatment with clients with co-morbid psychiatric and physical disabilities and adjustment difficulties.

Addressing issues of treatment of non-adherence and non-compliance.

The potential role of computer technology as adjunctive tools to psychotherapy:  A look into the future.

Speaker(s)

Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, from which he took early retirement some 15 years ago.  He is presently the Research Director of the Melissa Institute for the Prevention of Violence and Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Miami, School of Education.  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.  He was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association.  He has presented in all 50 U.S. States and internationally and consults widely.  Most recently, he has been involved in working with returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan. 

He has just published a book, ROADMAP TO RESILIENCE, and you can visit two websites that he oversees www.melisainstitute.org and www.teachsafeschools.org which have had over 2 million HITS worldwide (See author index on the Melissa Institute website for conference handouts and Chapters by Dr. Meichenbaum). 

His workshops are noted for the combination of scholarship, critical mindedness, practicality and humour.

Learning Objectives

  1. Critique the concept of PTSD and the “state-of-the-art” of interventions for individuals with PTSD and Comorbid disorders
  2. Use a Case Conceptualization Model that informs assessment and treatment decision-making, especially with clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries and related physical disabilities.
  3. Enumerate and implement the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy.
  4. Address more effectively critical clinical issues such as treatment non-adherence/patient non-compliance and the generalization and maintenance of treatment effects and ways to engage and involve significant others.
  5. Consider how computer technology will alter the future of psychotherapy.

Video Segments

The following videos will be available for viewing with payment.

1. Overview

A brief overview of the concept of PTSD and the “state-of-the-art” of alternative treatment approaches, controversies and implications for treatment.

What factors distinguish individuals who develop PTSD and related adjustment difficulties versus individuals who evidence resilience and post-traumatic growth.

The critical role of a Case Conceptualization Mofrl (CCM) in informing assessment and treatment decision-making:  A case example with individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries..

2. The Core Tasks of Psychotherapy:  What “Expert”Psychotherapists Do

The role of the therapeutic alliance/Psychoeducation/Ways to nurture hope/How to build skills and build in generalization procedures.

Ways to address issues of traumatic memories and ways to bolster resilience. 

3. Focus on specific ways to bolster resilience in clients and significant others (family members)

Specific ways to Bolster Resilience in the Physical, Interpersonal, Emotional, Cognitive, Behavioural and Spiritual Domains

4. How to provide Integrative Treatment with clients with comorbid psychiatric and physical disabilities and adjustment difficulties

Addressing issues of treatment non-adherence and non-compliance

The potential role of computer technology as adjunctive tools to psychotherapy:  A look into the future

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