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SoAP Clinical Teleconference - October 11- Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

News Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 14:30

Friday, October 11, the Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50) will be presenting Dr. Donald Meichenbaum at our monthly Clinical Teleconference. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the pioneers of our field.

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. is retired Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is presently Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami. One of the fathers of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dr. Meichenbaum has been voted "one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century." For the last 30 years, he has consulted at various Treatment Centers for Substance Use Disorders, and has conducted workshops and trainings in all 50 U.S. states and internationally.

Dr. Meichenbaum has just completed a Patient Workbook for treating individuals with addictive disorders. (Routledge). You can access video interviews, chapters and handouts by visiting the following Website and scrolling to Meichenbaum:   //



1. This presentation begins with a consideration of the "state-of-the-art " for treating individuals with addictive and co-occurring disorders and the implications for treatment decision-making.

2.  Provides a 19 item Checklist on "How to spot HYPE in the field of psychotherapy"  (Please see Meichenbaum & Lilienfeld    2018 Professional Psychology 49,22-30 (

3. Dr Meichenbaum will provide a detailed Handout on ways to implement the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy and a Case Conceptualization Model that can reduce your professional activities to one page

4. Provide a strengths-based treatment approach using a Constructive Narrative Perspective for treating individuals with addictive and co-occurring disorders.

 You are invited to contact Dr. Meichenbaum at his email address which is

The call is free of charge and open to all (feel free to spread the word), but does not offer CE credits. No preregistration is necessary. Dr. Meichenbaum’s handout will be distributed to all on our Distribution List (you know who you are) or any others who request it by contacting me. (Unfortunately, listserves block attachments). Feel free to contact me with questions, or to be added to the distribution list.  


DATE/TIME: Friday, October 11, at 1PM Eastern Time.

Dial-in number: 712-770-5505   

Access Code: 333-440-675

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