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Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

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



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