Treating Trauma: 2 Part Online Series Featuring Dr. Donald Meichenbaum

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Presented by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

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6 Hours Per Session | Pre-approved for 6 CEUs Per Session



These are On Demand courses. 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. Learn from one of the 10 most influential  psychotherapists f the 20th century. 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.

Treating Trauma: Achieve Better Counselling Outcomes & Lasting Changes:

This is an in-depth advanced 6 hour course 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 behavioural 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.


Treating Traumatized & “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 will be presented. A particular focus will be on how Mental Health professionals and Educators can cope with the suicide and coronavirus death of their patients.

Letter from Jack Hirose,

“I would like to invite you to participate in this SPECIAL EVENT. The final online webinar course by Dr. Don Meichenbaum  who is retiring as he celebrates his 80th birthday and a 50 year career working with victimized clientele around the world. Please see the attached website that has had 19,000 visitors  from 112 countries worldwide (  You can also visit his website where he has a number of his papers to see what you can learn ( Click on  Resilience resources). I have worked with Dr. Don Meichenbaum for many years and I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this timely and unique presentation.”

   Over the career of 50 years as a Clinical Psychologist, of which the last 25 years , I have had the honor to serve as Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and the Treatment of Victims of  Violence in Miami, I have been involved in the training and consultation with Health  Care Providers who have served the clinical needs of a wide variety of trauma-exposed individuals including:
  1. victims of natural disasters including Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, victims of earthquakes in California and Italy;
  2. victims of interpersonal violence  including the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York, the Oklahoma City bombing, and victims of domestic violence;
  3. victims of school shootings (Columbine school shooting and Parkland High School shooting) and victims of school bullying;
  4. multiple student suicides in a school in Montreal;
  5. victims of torture who have resettled in the U.S.;
  6. Native populations in both the U.S.and in Canada who have experienced multiple years of sexual abuse and additional stressors;
  7. victims of human trafficking;
  8. returning  soldiers  form combat and  those in Veteran’s hospitals:
  9. residents of various Psychiatric and Residential  Substance Abuse settings  and Juvenile Offender’s Centers. I have just published a book on “Treating individuals with  addictive disorders: A strengths-based workbook for patients and clinicians  ” Routledge Publishers

   In addition, I have been invited to present at the War College in the U.S. on stress and decision-making and on the establishment of a Stress Center in Israel.

Please visit (Click on Resilience  Resources)  to view papers on these topics.  I have recently  celebrated my 80th birthday, and feel honored and richly rewarded for the opportunity  to be invited to address the clinical  needs  of these diverse groups.


$249.00 Per 6 Hour Session

Attend More and Save! 2 Part Series for $498.00 | Promo Code: MEICHENBAUMSAVE50

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Treating Trauma: Achieve Better Counselling Outcomes & Lasting Changes:

  • By Way of Introduction – Resilience
    • Controversies in the areas of PTSD and resilience
    • Neurobiological and psychosocial sequelae of trauma and resilience
    • The nature of resilience: Ways to bolster 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
    • A constructive narrative perspective on trauma
    • trauma focused cognitive-behaviour therapy


Treating Traumatized & “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?

Treating Trauma: Achieve Better Counselling Outcomes & Lasting Changes:

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


Treating Traumatized & “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.

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.

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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Individual Enrolment - Session 1$249.00
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
Full-Time Student - Sessions 1 & 2$408.00

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