Session 1: Ways to Incorporate Constructive Narrative Therapy Procedures into Psychotherapy
We are not only "homo-sapiens," but also "homo-narrans," or story-tellers. We are each lived by the stories we tell ourselves and tell others. This workshop will provide a constructive narrative perspective of psychotherapy demonstrating how to integrate specific practical psychotherapeutic procedures as emotional processing, imagery rescripting, adaptive disclosure, cognitive restructuring, restorative retelling, journaling, exposure-based, and skills-oriented stress inoculation training procedures. How to bolster resilience using spiritually-oriented, community-based interventions will be considered.
The application of constructive therapy procedures with a variety of diverse clinical populations will be discussed including patients who experience complex PTSD, prolonged and complicated grief, borderline personality disorders, co-occurring substance abuse disorders, anger-control problems, and individuals with traumatic brain injuries. This presentation concludes with a consideration of how to bolster resilience in trauma therapists. A comprehensive to-do list of psychotherapeutic interventions will be provided so attendees can apply immediately, both professionally and personally.
Monday Constructive narrative perspective; Ways to redirect personal narratives; Implementing core tasks of psychotherapy; Case conceptualization model
Tuesday Constructive therapy with trauma victims; Neurobiology of trauma and resilience; Exposure-based interventions; Imagery rescripting; Restorative retelling; Journaling and other procedures
Wednesday Patients with prolonged and complicated grief; Traumatic bereavement; Application to borderline personality disorders and complex PTSD
Thursday Patients with co-occurring substance abuse disorders; How to achieve lasting changes in opioid abusing patients; Integrating spiritually-oriented interventions and psychotherapy
Friday Treating patients with anger-control problems and traumatic brain injury; Bolstering resilience in trauma psychotherapists; A to-do list of psychotherapy procedures
This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
(1) Identify the core tasks of psycho-therapy, including employing a case conceptualization model that informs treatment decision-making
(2) Describe constructive narrative psychotherapeutic interventions
(3) Bolster resilience in a variety of clinical populations including PTSD, prolonged and complicated grief, borderline personality disorder, and traumatic brain injury
(4) Discuss how to treat individuals with substance abuse disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence. 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." He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association. His latest book is The evolution of cognitive behavior therapy: A personal and professional journey with Don Meichenbaum.
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
APA Credit for Psychologists:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Attendance at all sessions is required, partial credit will not be awarded.
This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
- 15.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 15.00 APAAPA credit.
- 15.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
Registration prior to May 17, 2019 = $565 after May 17, 2019 = $615.00
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Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.
Refund Policy: Refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, may be obtained if requested in writing no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refunds thereafter.