1.75 CE Credits Available
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Donald Meichenbaum
by Donald Meichenbaum
Donald Meichenbaum expertly demonstrates his refined and renowned Cognitive-Behavioral approach in an actual therapy session in this 3-part video.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy works with the interconnection between thoughts, feelings and behavior using psychoeducational techniques that target symptoms to help clients reach their specific goals. In this video, Meichenbaum demonstrates how to integrate seven key CBT tasks in a single therapy session with a woman who is struggling with severe anxiety and insomnia as the caretaker for her mentally ill father. Meichenbaum highlights the list of “shoulds” and self-criticisms she continually rotates through her mind, and through an exercise helps the client reveal some of the pain and anger that those self-criticisms mask. He offers techniques to help her curb her insomnia and educates her on how an ongoing therapy would help her heal past wounds and teach her to nurture herself. Jon Carlson and Diane Kjos introduce Meichenbaum and facilitate a discussion on his approach.
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By watching this counseling video, you'll be able to:

• Understand the key elements and tasks that make up Meichenbaum’s unique therapeutic approach.
• Describe Meichenbaum’s therapy style and how he creates a connection with his client, then pulls from an array of techniques to tailor the therapy session to the client’s needs.
• Integrate a cognitive-behavioral approach into your own therapeutic work with clients.

Length of video: 1:50:00

English subtitles available

Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-143-7

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-143-6

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-153-4

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-153-5

Donald Meichenbaum, PhD is Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada from which he took early retirement 28 years ago. Since that time, he has been Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami. He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and in a survey of clinicians, he was voted “One of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.” Dr. Meichenbaum has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association and was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has presented in all 50 U.S states and internationally and he has published extensively. His latest book is entitled Treating Individuals with Addictive Disorders.

He has placed his book Roadmap to Resilience on the Internet for FREE. The book has been downloaded by 45, 000 + visitors from 138 countries worldwide. He released a free foundational article on treating individuals with prolonged and complicated grief and traumatic bereavement. Recently released is the first part of his “Legacy Course,” all proceeds from which will benefit the Melissa Institute. Dr. Meichenbaum has just celebrated his 83rd birthday. He has four children and seven grandchildren. 

CE credits: 1.75

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the key elements and tasks that comprise Meichenbaum's therapeutic approach
  • Describe how Meichenbaum's therapy style helps to create a connection with his client
  • Apply a cognitive-behavioral approach into your own therapeutic work with clients

Bibliography available upon request

This course is offered for ASWB ACE credit for social workers. See complete list of CE approvals here

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Course Reviewed January 2024

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