Treating Traumatized Children and Adults: A Lifespan Approach

Led by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

This webinar is offered by J&K Seminars in association with Leading Edge Seminars

Thursday, June 11 and/or
Friday, June 12, 2020

Live Broadcast Times: Thursday, June 11, 2020 (9:00am – 4:45pm)
and June 12, 2020 (8:30am – 4:15pm)

This is an in-depth advanced workshop that examines the incidence and impact of victimizing and traumatic events across the life-span. Dr. Meichenbaum will explain the qualities of those who have resilience to trauma and how therapists can help those who struggle with their traumas. He will use a Case Conceptualization Model that informs both assessment and treatment decision-making and a Constructive Narrative “strengths-based” intervention approach to address the range of challenging emotional client reactions such as Prolonged and Complicated Grief, Guilt, Shame, Anger and Moral Injuries. Most important, Dr. Meichenbaum will explain how to implement the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy that contribute to lasting behavioral changes. Attendees will receive a comprehensive TO DO CHECKLIST that will enable them to immediately implement interventions presented. He will use video cases throughout the program.

You will learn—
• characteristics that distinguish those who develop PTSD versus those who don’t
• ways to bolster resilience in the following domains: physical, interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, spiritual
• a Case Conceptualization Model that informs assessment and treatment decision-making
• the specific Core Tasks of psychotherapy that contribute to lasting behavioral changes
• ways to use trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment with high-risk children and adults
• integrative treatments for individuals with co-occurring disorders across the life-span

Donald Meichenbaum, PhD  
By Way of Introduction - Resilience
9:00 am

• Controversies in the areas of PTSD and resilience • A constructive narrative perspective on resilience • Neurobiological and psychosocial sequel of trauma and resilience

Core Tasks of Psychotherapy

• Case Conceptualization Model • Video Case Presentation

Overview of Treatment

• Psycho-education - Using the CLOCK metaphor • Collaborative goal-setting - - ways to nurture hope • Exposure-based interventions • Treatment of individuals with prolonged and complicated grief, shame, guilt, moral injuries

Integrating Spirituality and Psychotherapy
Integrated Treatment of Individuals with Co-occurring Disorders

• Role of substance abuse disorders • Treatment of “high-risk” children and their families • Trauma-focused cognitive-behavior therapy with children

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment with High-Risk Children and Adults

• Trauma-informed schools • Community-based interventions

11:45 am
Applications to Special Populations
1:00 pm

• Treatment of victimized adolescents (e.g., LGBTQ, victims of human trafficking) • Treatment of comorbidity (e.g., depression, suicidality, aggression) • Treatment of the elderly: Ways to bolster resilience

Therapist Self-Care
2:45 pm

• Ways to bolster resilience in trauma therapists • A “TO DO” checklist for attendees


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Event Detail

June 11, 2020 9:00 am
June 12, 2020 4:15 pm