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Digital Seminar

Spirituality and Psychotherapy: Integrating Your Clients Beliefs into Your Clinical Practice

In the aftermath of experiencing traumatic events, most individuals in North America cope by methods of religious or spiritual activities. In this webcast, Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss the evidence for the incidence and impact of religious and spiritual modes of coping. He will provide you with specific ways to assess for the client's use of spiritual coping and discuss the variety of methods to incorporate spirituality and psychotherapy. The functions of spirituality in the recovery process and an examination of both the dangers and strengths of using religious forms of coping will be covered. A detailed handout complete with valuable worksheets will be provided.


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Donald Meichenbaum
1 Hour 23 Minutes
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Jan 27, 2014
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD.



Donald Meichenbaum's Profile

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Ph.D., Research Director

The Melissa Institute

Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo. Ontario from which he took early retirement 20 years ago. He is presently Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami (Please see He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

In a survey of clinicians reported in the American Psychologist, 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 and he was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association. 

He has presented in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. He has published extensively and most recently published Roadmap to Resilience: A Guide for Military Trauma Victims and Their Families (visit www.roadmaptoresilience. org). His other books include Treatment of Individuals with Anger Control Problems and Aggressive Behavior; Stress Inoculation Training; Facilitating Treatment Adherence; and The Unconscious Reconsidered.

He has consulted for various populations including veterans’ hospitals, the National Guard, psychiatric treatment centers for children, adolescents and adults, treatment center for individuals with traumatic brain injuries, torture victims, Native populations, deaf populations and school boards. See papers by Dr. Meichenbaum on (go to home page and click on Author’s Index and scroll to Meichenbaum).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Donald Meichenbaum is Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment. He is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus for the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Meichenbaum receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Donald Meichenbaum has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals


  • Critique both the benefits and limitations of spiritually and religiously-based interventions
  • Assess the client's use of spiritual and religious forms of coping
  • Implement specific spiritual interventions and psychotherapeutic approaches


  • Discuss the evidence and functions of religious and spiritual coping activities
  • Systematically assess your clients’ spiritual and religious coping activities
  • The use of spirituality from a Constructive Narrative Perspective
  • Implement various evidence-based spiritually-oriented treatment approaches
  • Caveats concerning religious and spiritually-oriented treatment
  • Put it all together: Use of Therapist and Client Checklists



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