Roads to Resilience: Powerful Solutions for Trauma Survivors, Veterans & other At-Risk Populations
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be better able to:
DESCRIBE what distinguishes the 75% of individuals who evidence resilience in the aftermath of traumatic events VERSUS the 25% who evidence persistent PTSD, Complex PTSD and related psychiatric disorders and the practical implications for your clinical practice
IMPLEMENT a Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors that informs assessment and treatment decision-making
CONDUCT a strengths-based Constructive Narrative treatment approach
BOLSTER client's resilience in six domains ( physical , interpersonal, emotional, cognitive,
behavioral and spiritual, highlighting how to integrate religion and psychotherapy
NURTURE resilience in " high -risk " children , adolescents and their families, with returning
service members, Native Americans, and with individuals experiencing chronic mental disorders
(PTSD and Substance Abuse, Borderline Personality Disorders, Prolonged and Complicated grief disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries), and the elderly
HELP the helpers bolster their Vicarious Resilience.
Is it possible to “teach resilience?” In the aftermath of traumatic and victimizing experiences all individuals are impacted. Most are able to “bounce back” and move on, but a minority are not: they develop PTSD or other chronic trauma-related problems. Why is this? What can we learn from this difference, and how can we use what we learn to help our patients?
In this very practical, intervention-focused workshop, you’ll learn to recognize and bolster resilience patterns in your patients, your trainees, your staff, and yourself. Dr. Meichenbaum will show you how to incorporate strengths-based interventions that help clients increase their resilience across six specific domains, and that have been proven effective with a variety of at-risk patient populations.
Dr. Meichenbaum draws much of his material from an extensive library of clinical and training videos. As well as discussing specific interventions, you’ll be able to see them demonstrated on screen. Clinical populations described will include, among others, returning veterans, LBGTQ adolescents, victims of human trafficking, patients with chronic comorbid mental disorders, and patients with chronic brain injury.
Dr. Meichenbaum will present the most recent research data on resilience, including emerging research on the neurobiology of resilience and its implications for therapy. His detailed handouts include A Look Into the Future of Psychotherapy, a comprehensive review of online resources that can augment the power of treatment, and that may not otherwise be well-known. In addition all attendees will receive a free copy of his new book, Pathways to Resilience.