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Event Name

Treating Traumatized Adults & Children: A Lifespan Approach
For: Professionals

Date and Time

Wed Oct 8 to Thu Oct 9, 2008 (This event is over)


Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

Event Description

Approximately 50% of psychiatric patients have a history of victimization that contributes to PTSD and comorbid disorders. In this workshop, Dr. Meichenbaum will examine the development and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with PTSD from a life-span perspective. He will consider the variety of factors that contribute to persistent chronic PTSD in approximately 25% of victimized individuals. He will use a Constructive Narrative Perspective of PTSD and offer a Case Conceptualization Model that informs assessment and treatment decision-making. He will explore the core tasks of psychotherapy with individuals experiencing PTSD and comorbid problems.
A major focus will be on how to tailor interventions developmentally and how to provide integrated treatment to patients with a variety of comorbid disorders including PTSD, depression, suicide, substance abuse and borderline personality disorders. Topics include how to treat victims of family violence and child sexual abuse and how to help the helpers. Videotape case presentations, training films and a detailed Handout will be used to demonstrate the core tasks of psychotherapy.

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This event is listed under these topics

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse
Mood Disorders
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