Following a traumatic or victimizing experience, many people “bounce back,” evidencing a high level of mitigating resilience, while others exposed to the same or similar incidents develop posttraumatic stress (PTSD), complex PTSD, and co-occurring disorders. In this 2-hour live web conference, Dr. Meichenbaum will examine various risk and protective factors that influence peoples’ responses to trauma and discuss their significance in designing appropriate treatment. He will introduce the Case Conceptualization Model for therapeutic decision-making, and offer specific interventions to bolster individuals’ resilience in the six domains of well-being: physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, spiritual, and interpersonal. Dr. Meichenbaum will also discuss the nature and neurobiology of resilience using a constructive narrative treatment perspective.

This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Recognize and assess for factors that distinguish those who evidence resilience versus those who develop PTSD and related comorbid disorders following exposure to traumatic and victimizing experiences.
  2. Utilize a Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors that informs assessment and treatment decision-making.
  3. Identify interventions to bolster resilience in six domains: physical, interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual.
  4. Describe the nature and neurobiology of resilience using a constructive narrative treatment perspective.

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How the Web Conference Works

This CE web conference will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. Attendees may also access the web conference on a smartphone or tablet. 

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

After the live event, a recording and a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. At the conclusion of the event, attendees will receive an email from with information about how to request a CE certificate. To download a CE certificate, attendees must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the web conference and complete an online survey. 

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization,, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to members.

Event Reviews from Members

Grateful that Dr. Meichenbaum took the time to make information about his work accessible to this audience. - Jill Lubansky, MA

Extremely knowledgeable presenter! Real life application of theory was perfect. Anat Samid, LCSW

A very knowledgeable teacher with great stories and illustrations! - Dawn Lewis, MS, LCPC, NCC

Meet the Presenter

Donald H. Meichenbaum, PhD

Donald Meichenbaum, PhD is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and currently serves as research director of The Melissa Institute for violence prevention and treatment in Miami, Florida. Both a clinician and a researcher, Dr. Meichenbaum is an expert in the treatment of posttraumatic stress (PTSD). Cited as "one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century” in American Psychologist, the official journal of the APA, Dr. Meichenbaum has presented internationally on trauma treatment, prevention, and recovery. 

Dr. Meichenbaum is the author of many journal articles, book chapters, and books. His most recent book, Roadmap to Resilience: A Guide for Military, Trauma Victims, and Their Families, is available on his website. Dr. Meichenbaum’s upcoming book, The Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey with Don Meichenbaum, explores changing conceptions of CBT and is available for pre-order on Amazon

For more information about Dr. Meichenbaum and his work, please visit The Melissa Institute at Multiple papers by Dr. Meichenbaum are available in the author index under the "Resources" tab.