Ways To Bolster Resilience Across the Life-Span: From Children to Adults

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Presented by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

On-Demand | Available Now

$249.00 $199.00

6 Hours | Pending CEU Approval



This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until June 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on May 1, 2021.

Join international expert Dr. Donald Meichenbaum in his 2 Part Online Series. Each part consists of 6 hours of online course materials. Registration for individual sessions is available. However, as course material will build on previous content we advise participants take both parts to enhance the overall learning experience.

Anxiety, fear, depression, grief, boredom, frustration, sleep disturbance, increased rates of domestic violence, parenting stress, have been exacerbated by the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Recent polls have shown that scripts for anti-anxiety medications have increased by 40%, and prescriptions for anti-depressants and sleep disorder medications have jumped by 19% and 15%, respectively. There is an urgent need to help individuals bolster their resilience in this time of stress, losses and deaths.

Ways To Bolster Resilience Across the Life-Span: From Children to Adults: explores the impact of trauma on both neuro-biological and psycho-social processes, and the concurrent benefits of engaging in various resilience- engendering behaviours. He will demonstrate how the CORE tasks of psychotherapy can be applied to the current pandemic situation via telehealth, and other preventative means.

Ways To Bolster Resilience Across the Life-Span in “High Risk” Children and Adolescents: begins with an examination of how to bolster resilience in “high-risk” children and their families. The neurobiological and psycho-social impact of experiencing multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE study) will be explored. How psychotherapists can use trauma-focused interventions and how educators can meet the needs of “high risk” students will be presented. How family members can handle the increased parenting stress that occurs due to stay-in-place demands will be presented. The characteristics of “resilient” children guides the variety of proposed interventions.

Adolescence is a particularly vulnerable age, and three specific populations will be addressed, namely, depressed and suicidal youth, LGBTQ youth, and victims of Human Trafficking.

Finally, how to bolster resilience in trauma psychotherapists will be presented. A particular focus will be on how therapists can cope with the suicide and coronavirus death of their patients.

Available On-Demand: Dates TBA


$249.00 Per 6 Hour Session

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Ways To Bolster Resilience Across the Life-Span: From Childhood to Adults:

  • By way of introduction: 50 years of working with victims of natural disasters and intentional human design: Lessons learned.
  • The neuro-biological and psycho-social sequelae of both trauma and resilience-engendering behaviors.
  • What are the CORE tasks of psychotherapy? What do “expert” therapists do?
  • How to apply these Tools to the current pandemic situation?
  • Specific ways to bolster resilience in six domains (physical, interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, spiritual).
  • Ways to treat individuals who experience Prolong and Complicated Grief and Traumatic Bereavement.
  • How can families and communities bolster resistance?

Ways To Bolster Resilience Across the Life-Span in “High Risk” Children and Adolescents:

  • The Nature of the challenge: Impact of Victimization, Poverty and Minority States.
  • The neuro-biological and psycho-social sequelae of expressing multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences: Intervention implications for therapists and educators.
  • How to help parents cope with the stress of the need to Stay-at-home?
  • How to help Educators meet the needs of both returning students, and “high-risk” children?
  • How to treat adolescents and bolster resilience in depressed/suicidal, LGBTQ and victimized adolescents?
  • How to bolster resilience in older adults?
  • How to bolster resilience in psychotherapists, during the pandemic when the deaths on one’s patients are increasing?

Ways To Bolster Resilience Across the Life-Span: From Childhood to Adults:

  1. Discuss what distinguishes the 75% of trauma-exposed individuals who evidence resilience VERSUS the 25% who develop PTSD and various associated disorders.
  2. Implement specific, practical ways to bolster resilience that nurture hope and self-efficacy.
  3. Treat individuals who are experiencing Prolong and Complicated Grief and Traumatic Bereavement, as in the case of the aftermath of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia.
  4. Integrate spirituality and psychotherapy.
  5. Spot “HYPE” in the field of psychotherapy

Attendees will receive extensive Handouts and a TO DO list that can be applied immediately to their patients and themselves.


Ways To Bolster Resilience Across the Life-Span in “High Risk” Children and Adolescents:

  1. Discuss the impact of trauma exposure, such as the pandemic on children with a specific focus on “high-risk” children and their families.
  2. Help parents handle their stress (Tips for parents).
  3. Help educators meet the needs of “high-risk” children by providing “Metacognitive prosthetic devices – MPDs.
  4. Conduct Trauma-focused intervention.
  5. Treat depressed, suicidal and victimized adolescents.
  6. Bolster resilience in psychotherapists in this period of the pandemic.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.,  is Distinguished  Professor Emeritus , from the University of Waterloo, Ontario from which he took early retirement 25 years ago.  Since then he has been the Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and the Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami . (Please  visit Dr. Meichenbaum is one of the founders of Cognitive behaviour therapy and  in a survey of clinicians , 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. He  was the Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has presented in all of the Canadian Provinces, in all 50 U.S. states,  and internationally. He has published extensively and has authored several books including Roadmap to resilience that he has made available as  a website for FREE  (Please visit His most recent  article ” How to spot HYPE in the field of psychotherapy ”   was chosen the best article in the field of psychotherapy. His latest book ” Treating individuals with addiction disorders: A strengths-based workbook for patients and clinicians ” is being published by Routledge Press.  Dr. Meichenbaum’s  presentations are noted for their combination of critical mindedness and practical  clinical useful tools, his humor and humanity. Dr. Meichenbaum is about to celebrate his 80th birthday . Do  not miss this opportunity to  experience first-hand Dr. Meichenbaum’s presentation on ways to bolster  resilience in this critical period of the pandemic. Of covid-19.

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Full-Time Student - Session 1$199.00
Individual Enrolment - Session 2$249.00
Full-Time Student - Session 2$199.00
Individual Enrolment - Sessions 1 & 2$498.00
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