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Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D

Treating Traumatized Adults and Children: A Lifespan Approach

12.0 CE Hours Available

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To increase participants ability to:
  • Better understand the factors that contribute to chronic PTSD and initiate appropriate preventative and treatment interventions
  • Use a Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors that informs assessment and treatment decisionmaking
  • Implement the core tasks of psychotherapy that characterize ìexpertî therapists with clients who experience PTSD, complex PTSD and comorbid disorders
  • Implement new empirically-based developments in the treatment of PTSD in children and adults
  • Address the aftermath of family violence
  • Critically evaluate the variety of post-trauma interventions

Topics Covered

The Nature and Impact of Trauma
  • Factors that contribute to chronic PTSD and to resilienceóA Constructive Narrative PerspectiveóRisk and protective factors: A life-span perspectiveóPhysiological, affective and cognitive sequelae of victimization:
Core Tasks of Therapy: What ìExpertsî Do
  • New developments in the treatment of PTSDóLessons learned from posttraumatic interventionsóA phase-oriented cognitive-behavioral treatment approach
Implementing the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy
  • Ways to conduct assessment: life-span perspectiveóWays to establish and maintain a therapeutic allianceóWays to conduct psycho-education and nurture hope
Skills Training and Ways to Nurture Resilience
  • Ways to help clients establish emotional regulationó alter appraisals, beliefs and behavioral patternsóìMemory Work,î Finding meaning: the role of spiritualityóAvoiding revictimization
Treatment of Clients With Comorbid Disorders
  • Assessment concerns from a life-span perspective: aggression toward others and self (suicidality), substance abuseó Treatment of clients with borderline personality disorders: addressing issues of treatment noncompliance and treatment generalization
Treating Victims of Family Violence
  • ìState of the Artî: treatment of victims and their family members and treatment of batterers
PTSD and Children/Adolescents
  • Incidence, impact, and treatment: new developmentsóWays to bolster resilience in helpersempirically-based proceduresó Cognitive-behavior play therapy
Review and Consideration of Vicarious Traumatization in Helpers
  • Ways to bolster resilience in helpers: individual, social and organizational interventions

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J&K Seminars, LLC is approved to sponsor continuing education by :
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an AOTA (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.) Approved Provider of Continuing Education (Provider # 5180). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for our programs and contents.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC, provider #1080, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) , (through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/27/2015 – 01/27/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider #757
  • State of California - Board of Behavioral Sciences - Courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number BAP #758
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor for Illinois social workers(Lic # 159.000833)
  • Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • J&K Seminars, LLC SW CPE #0174 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/17/2015. The Department may subsequently notify J&K Seminars, LLC that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny J&K Seminars, LLC application.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for D&A professionals (ICRC/AODA) # 271
  • All programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider Number # 483
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors #1835