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Spirituality and Psychotherapy: Integrating Your Clients Beliefs into Your Clinical Practice



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In the aftermath of experiencing traumatic events, most individuals in North America cope by methods of religious or spiritual activities. Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss the evidence for the incidence and impact of religious and spiritual modes of coping. He will provide you with specific ways to assess for the client’s use of spiritual coping and discuss the variety of methods to incorporate spirituality and psychotherapy. The functions of spirituality in the recovery process and an examination of both the dangers and strengths of using religious forms of coping will be covered. A detailed handout complete with valuable worksheets will be provided.

Format: DVD Video – 1-2 hours

Details: Multi-disc DVD recording (1 hour, 23 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.


  1. Critique both the benefits and limitations of spiritually and religiously-based interventions
  2. Assess the client’s use of spiritual and religious forms of coping
  3. Implement specific spiritual interventions and psychotherapeutic approaches
  • Discuss the evidence and functions of religious and spiritual coping activities
  • Systematically assess your clients’ spiritual and religious coping activities
  • The use of spirituality from a Constructive Narrative Perspective
  • Implement various evidence-based spiritually-oriented treatment approaches
  • Caveats concerning religious and spiritually-oriented treatment
  • Put it all together: Use of Therapist and Client Checklists


Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from which he took early retirement 15 years ago to become research director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami. (Please see www.melissainstitute.org that has had over 2 million hits worldwide). He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In a survey of clinicians reported in the American Psychologist he was voted “one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.” He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the clinical division of the American Psychological Association and was an honorary president of the Canadian Psychological Association.

He has presented in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. He has published extensively and most recently published Roadmap to Resilience: A Guide for Military Trauma Victims and Their Families (visit www.roadmaptoresilience.com. His other books include Treatment of Individuals with Anger Control Problems and Aggressive Behavior; Stress Inoculation Training; Facilitating Treatment Adherence; and The Unconscious Reconsidered. 

He has consulted for various populations including veterans’ hospitals, the National Guard, psychiatric treatment centers for children, adolescents and adults, treatment center for individuals with traumatic brain injuries, torture victims, Native populations, deaf populations and school boards. See papers by Dr. Meichenbaum on www.melissainstitute.org (go to home page and click on Author’s Index and scroll to Meichenbaum).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Donald Meichenbaum is Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment. He is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus for the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Meichenbaum receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Donald Meichenbaum has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. is a founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification, and was voted one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the century by North American clinicians in a survey reported in the American Psychologist. Dr. Meichenbaum is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and maintains a private practice as a clinical psychologist. As an expert in the treatment of PTSD, Dr. Meichenbaum has presented throughout North and Central America, Israel, Japan, and the former Soviet Union. This workshop presents the essence of Dr. Donald Meichenbaum's approach to PTSD. As a clinician and researcher, he has treated all age groups for traumas suffered from violence, abuse, accidents, and illness.

Dr. Meichenbaum is the author and co-author of numerous books including: A Clinical Handbook/Practical Therapist Manual for Assessing and Treating Adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stress Inoculation Training, Pain and Behavioral Medicine, and Facilitating Treatment Adherence. His book, Cognitive Behavior Modification: An Integrative Approach, is considered a classic in its field. He also serves as the editor of the Plenum Press Series on Stress and Coping.

Notable Achievements: One of the "10 Most Influential Psychotherapists of the 20th Century" – Reported in the American Psychologist; Recipient of a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the clinical division of the American Psychological Association; Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association; Most cited psychology researcher at a Canadian university; Director of The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment  


“Don is the most interesting, dynamic, and hilarious presenter. I could listen to him/learn from him all day." - CBT & DBT Conference | Calgary, AB | December 3, 2015   "Dr. M - very good presenter; great topic and very knowledgeable." - Paula Caines | Calgary, AB | December 3, 2015 “A master's voice! Second time hearing him. I have already studied Don's work.” - Richmond, BC | December 2, 2015
  “This was fabulous! Dr. Meichenbaum was very engaging, skilled, and able to convey the information in an organized fashion that was easy to understand. I loved his use of anecdotes and the presentation of DVD clips of clinical work. I sincerely believe that the information I learned will enhance my clinical work.” - Sarah | Vancouver, BC | November 7, 2014 “A very engaging, informative and entertaining speaker.” - Vancouver, BC | November 7, 2014 "Dr. Meichenbaum is a legend." - 2014 Trauma Conference | Calgary, AB | November 19, 2014
“Best learning experience I've had in years! I graduated in '87 (Ph.D.). Great new info and research, AND entertaining presentation!" - Toni (Private Practice) | Vancouver, BC | November 6, 2014 “Two days very well spent. I feel satisfied that I learned new information, but also have new resources to draw on in my clinical work, as well as providing leadership with the staff at my centre. Thank you.” - Dana | Vancouver, BC | November 6 & 7, 2014 “The material was presented well. Interesting from a clinical perspective. I will share notes with colleagues.” -Barb | Vancouver, BC | November 7, 2014 “Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise with us. Your use of materials (videos and handouts) made the presentation very engaging and applicable to my professional setting (an outpatient counseling centre for individuals with substance use issues).” - Vancouver, BC | November 6 & 7, 2014 “I loved Dr. Meichenbaum. He uses humour, and his workshop was very fun, engaging and very informative. I will be very interested in other workshops by Dr. Meichenbaum - thank you very much.” - Vancouver, BC | November 6, 2014 “Excellent workshop, good examples, sense of humour kept me engaged and attentive.” - Vancouver, BC | November 6, 2014

More information: www.melissainstitute.org

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