Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. is  a founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification and has been voted one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the Century. 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.


Dr. Don Meichenbaum on the Application of Stress Inoculation Treatment for Individuals Suffering from PTSD

Read transcripts from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview series with Dr. Don Meichenbaum. Dr. Meichenbaum is  a founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification with special expertise in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone, Dr. Meichenbaum discusses the importance of both treatment and preventative treatment for individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He also addresses applications for the treatment of violent individuals in clinical practice.


A Gender Sensitive Approach to Violence

Dr. Don Meichenbaum, PTSD expert, discusses an individuals journey from birth, to engaging in violence in this exclusive interview series with Dr. Lisa Firestone.





You can obtain additional training with Dr. Don Meichenbaum by attending the following !5 hour CEU workshops.

July 23-27 in Door County Wisconsin

Ways to Integrate Spirituality and Psychotherapy

August 6-10 in Cape Cod MA

Treating Individuals with PTSD, Complex PTSD and Comorbid Disorders

August 13-17 in Cape Cod

Life-span Treatment and Preventative Approaches for Individuals with ANger/ Aggression and Depression/Suicidality

October 26-28 in Santa Fe New Mexico

Treating Individuals with PTSD, Complex PTSD and Comorbid Disorders

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Norman Gustavson, PhS

I am trying to locate Dr. Meichenbaum’s work on violence and work on mediation as I am working in Afghanistan and in shelters to train staff. While many of the women have traumatic pasts, they have also learned to be agressive and violent. I am working to train staff who need a lot of help and I plan to set up house systems for behavior management. Any ideas/resources there would be much appreciated too.
Is the violence book from the center in Florida now available on Amazon. I see what looks like a very good resource book there?

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