Mixed Anxiety and Depression: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
by Donald Meichenbaum
In this video, internationally renowned therapist Donald Meichenbaum demonstrates a brief, effective approach for treating clients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Part of the 8-video series: Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Clients seeking psychotherapy frequently suffer from both anxiety and depression, making treatment particularly challenging. In this video, internationally renowned therapist Donald Meichenbaum demonstrates a brief, effective approach for treating these comorbid disorders. Viewers follow a dramatic recreation of key moments in his 12-session course of therapy with Anna P., a 40-year-old woman who experiences recurrent bouts of panic in addition to a long history of depression.

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What therapists are saying…

"Donald Meichenbaum, a leading figure in cognitive-behavioral therapy, convincingly demonstrates his treatment procedures with his usual charm and aplomb. Combining his clinical acumen with dedication to training, Meichenbaum carefully articulates a step-by-step approach that is informed not only by vast empirical research, but also by the increasingly popular constructive narrative perspective. A real winner!"

-- Leo Goldberger, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, New York University
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Therapists who feel that Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy ignores the therapeutic relationship will appreciate Donald Meichenbaum's distinctly human and feeling approach to this method. It is clear by the relationship he forms with the client that he is letting her matter to him, and the impact shows.

By watching this video, you'll gain increased understanding and skills in:

• Using assessment procedures to establish therapeutic priorities and a collaborative treatment plan.
• Helping clients clearly see the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and develop strategies for change.
• Reconceptualizing presenting complaints into problems with hopeful solutions.
• Teaching intra- and interpersonal coping skills by means of stress inoculation training and other cognitive-behavioral techniques.

Combining footage from numerous therapy sessions with commentary by Dr. Meichenbaum, this video will be a valuable teaching tool for practitioners of all orientations and experience levels.

Length of video: 1:07:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-019-8

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-019-4

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-020-1

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-020-0

Donald Meichenbaum, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo, and founding member of The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment. He holds the dual distinction of having been voted "one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the century" (reported in the American Psychologist) and being the most cited psychology researcher at a Canadian university.

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CE credits: 6

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding and skills in using assessment procedures to establish therapeutic priorities and a collaborative treatment plan.
  • Increase understanding and skills in helping clients clearly see the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and develop strategies for change.
  • Increase understanding and skills in reconceptualizing presenting complaints into problems with hopeful solutions.• Increase understanding and skills in teaching intra- and interpersonal coping skills by means of stress inoculation training and other cognitive-behavioral techniques.
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