NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment

This blog focuses on discussion regarding the course NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment: The State of the Art.

NP0015, Trauma, Session 2, Donald Meichenbaum

Discover how the stories clients tell about a trauma event shape their experience of it with Donald Meichenbaum, a founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification and an expert in the treatment of PTSD. You’ll learn how to help clients create a more positive, “untold” story, the significance of resilience in healing, and how to help clients enhance their cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral resilience.

After listening to the session, please share your thoughts and any questions on the Comment Board. What was most interesting to you or relevant? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

02.15.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • 0.1 avatar Roberta Danza 02.15.2012 14:12
    Amazing presentation.
    Much to digest and hold on to.
    I feel invigorated!
    Are the 20 positive coping mechanism listed on your site?

    Thank you very much.
  • 0 avatar Hala Buck 02.15.2012 14:31
    Thank you Don. You've reaffirmed my integrative way to working using art, body, and cross-cultural awareness in addition to cognition . Especially the need to "follow the lead of the client. " to See therapy as a "collaborative, hopeful and respectful process that honors cultural differences and builds on strengths and resources of the client. " Most importantly your caring attitude and pacing. I'm grateful. Hala Buck
  • Not available avatar Joseph Maizlish 02.15.2012 14:31
    Years ago I searched literature for factors differentiating those victims of abuse as children who later abused children from those past victims who did not. The most prominent factor identified was whether the child had recourse periodically during the period of abuse to a benign adult for refuge, however brief and temporary from the abusive environment. Presumably that relationship gave the child an alternative model and helped them preserve hope.

    Dr. Meichenbaum's emphasis (as in Dr. Barret's last week) on relationship brought that study to mind. Though the study was of directly abused people, it may have some more general application for truamatized people. It is as if in the present the traumatized person who is among the % experiencing chronic effects (perhaps vulnerable to those because of early life problems) can experience the support that enables them to do what they need to do for resilience.

    I appreciate especially Dr. Meichenbaum's phrase of the clinician being an "exquisite listener" to the client, and a listener to is available to our own emotional responses to the client's story, whether their story of the past or the story of their current crises.
  • Not available avatar jean tracy 02.17.2012 13:57
    Thanks for excellent guidance to enhance skills. Really want to utilize the vicious cycle, with the identification of 12, 3, 6, and 9, and how to assign productive homework with collaboration style. Jean
  • Not available avatar Leslie Weitzel-Nicoll 02.17.2012 14:16
    Really enjoyed this seminar Don. Thanks so much for your commitment to this work, your obvious passion in helping trauma victims,the clarity of your words, and your willingness to share yourself with us.
  • Not available avatar Lin Mikkelsen 02.17.2012 15:15
    Thank you to both Don and Rich for this expert session on the webcast. My question is about shame. Have you written or can you recommend resources for therapists on understanding shame and helping clients work through shame connected with traumatic experiences? Sincerely ~ Lin Mikkelsen
  • Not available avatar Deb Goeth 02.18.2012 15:32
    Don and Simon kept referring to a hand-out, which I would LOVE to download, but the only thing on the PDF file that I could find was one page called "Generic Case Conceptualization Model"...any suggestions about how I can get the handout to download? I really enjoyed & appreciated what Don had to say, and hope to be able to attend one of his workshops!
  • Not available avatar Melanie 02.19.2012 10:13
    Quite an engaging and playful session, which was also most informative. The clock metaphor was particularly useful.
    I wonder if there is any room in your approach Dr. M. for any
    mindfulness work, particularly calm abiding in the present.
    Seems it would be a nice addition.
    Many thanks for a truly engaging interview.
  • Not available avatar steve 02.20.2012 19:53
    Is there a way to get a copy of "the 20 ways trauma survivors have coped" checklist that was mentioned in the session? It was mentioned in the section where a therapist asks which of these does the client currently engage in and are there others that that the client might think are useful?

    I thought that this was an excellent intervention/assessment for trauma survivors, and I would be interested in learning more. Thank you for an amazing presentation. I will be looking forward to your book.
  • Not available avatar heather heywood 02.20.2012 22:48
    Very helpful. Thank you.
  • Not available avatar Summer Sunderland 02.20.2012 23:31
    Thank you for this helpful and validating training. I would like to follow up, but I can not find the website mentioned. Could you please list the website and email resources? Thank you.
  • Not available avatar Sneha Nikam 02.21.2012 12:02
    It was a mindblowing and informative presentation. I liked the concept of metaphorical clock. I just want to congratulate and salute Donald Sir. Will definitely follow your website soon. Thanks a lot. Rich Sir Thanks to you as well for making available such sessions across the world. All the best to both of you..

    Warm Regards,
    (Mumbai) INDIA.
  • 0 avatar Eva Berlander 02.24.2012 10:13
    Thank you! From Eva Berlander in Sweden
  • 0 avatar Psychotherapy Networker 02.29.2012 16:42
    We're writing on behalf of Don Meichenbaum, who's inviting all comments to be emailed directly to him at dhmeich@aol.com. He really appreciates all of the comments and questions that have been posted on the comment board so far, and would love to hear from you via email, if you choose to contact him with any additional comments or questions.
    -The Networker Team
  • 0 avatar mary george 03.19.2012 20:41
    I look forward to the book on resilience. I like it when speakers get real! Thanks so much. Glad you're in the generativity stage.
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