Achieving Lasting Treatment Changes for Clients with Addictive and Co-occurring Disorders

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Presented by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

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3 Hours  |   Pre-approved for 3 CEUs


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 November 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on October 18, 2021.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, on average 10 people die each day from an illicit drug overdose in Canada. Substance-use disorders are the most common reason for a person’s hospitalization in the year prior to a fatal overdose. Often, the abuse of substances is complicated by the co-occurrence of psychiatric disorders such as Complex PTSD, Anxiety, and Depressive Disorders with accompanying suicidality and interpersonal violence. Of those who receive treatment, some 75% will relapse.

The workshop will consider ways to achieve “lasting changes” by using an evidenced-based strengths-based integrated treatment approach. A Case Conceptualization Model of both risk and protective factors that informs assessment and treatment decision-making will be presented. A Constructive Narrative treatment approach will be highlighted and ways to implement the Core tasks of psychotherapy designed to reduce relapse will be demonstrated. How patients can use resilience-engendering behaviours to achieve lasting changes will be presented.

Virtual Conference Format

  • 9 Internationally Renown Experts
  • 18, 3 Hour online courses
  • 3 CEU’s Per Course
  • Mix & Match to Create a Customized Virtual Conference Experience


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  • The nature of the challenge: Incidence and impact of co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.
  • The need for a developmental life-span perspective.
  • A Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors: Implications for treatment planning.
  • The “State of the Art” of treatment outcome studies: How to beware of HYPE in the field.
  • How to evaluate Residential Treatment Centres: Buyer Beware.
  • How to Implement the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: The “Art of Questioning”.
  1. Critically evaluate various treatment options and spot HYPE in the field
  2. Employ a Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors.
  3. Implement a strengths-based Constructive Narrative Treatment Approach for patients with co-occurring substance-abuse and psychiatric disorders.

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, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, 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 .

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment
1 Course Enrollment $135.00N/A
2 Course Enrollment$249.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$449.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$649.00N/A
Full-Time Student Rates
2 Course Enrollment$199.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$359.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$519.00N/A
Group 3 - 7 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$229.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$429.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$629.00N/A
Group 8 - 14 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$209.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$409.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$609.00N/A
Group 15+ Rates
2 Course Enrollment$189.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$389.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$589.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits