Advances in Trauma Treatment Today - ORGANISATIONAL

Advances in Trauma Treatment Today - ORGANISATIONAL

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This Forum will offer fresh perspectives on how our basic understanding of trauma has developed since PTSD first became accepted as official diagnosis 30 years ago. Each presenter offers a 20-minute presentation in the compelling TED Talk style followed by the opportunity for further exchange and exploration with the audience.

What Really Works in Trauma Therapy: Searching for Commonalities among the Acronym Therapies
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

Whatever Happened to Family Therapy?: Recovering Our Systemic View of Trauma
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW

Treating Multiply Traumatized Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to an Overlooked Treatment Population
John Briere, PhD

Addictions and Trauma: Addictions as both the Problem . . . and the Solution
Janina Fisher, PhD


  1. Explain what really works in trauma therapy.
  2. Summarize a systemic view of trauma.
  3. Discuss to complex trauma issues in youth, including post-traumatic stress, attachment disturbance, behavioural and affect dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, and identity-related issues
  4. Discover the underlying trauma or sense of shame that clients are trying to resolve when working substance abusers.

This is an Instructor Version and can be used for groups and training purposes.


About Dr. Donald Meichenbaum


Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from which he took early retirement some 15 years ago to become Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami. He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and in a survey of clinicians reported in the American Psychologist he was voted “one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century”. He recently 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.
Among his other books are included Treatment of Individuals With Anger Control Problems And Aggressive Behaviour; Stress Inoculation Training; Facilitating Treatment Adherence And the Unconscious Reconsidered. He has consulted for various populations including veterans’ hospitals, with the National Guard, psychiatric treatment centres for children, adolescents and adults, treatment centre for individuals with traumatic brain injuries, torture victims, Native populations, deaf populations and school boards. 

About Mary Jo Barrett

Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, teaches at the University of Chicago. She’s the coauthor of Systemic Treatment of Incest.

About John Briere, Ph.D.

John Briere, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and centre director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Centre of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

About Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Janina Fisher, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and instructor at the Trauma Center, founded by Bessel van der Kolk, MD. A faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an EMDR International Association consultant, past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and former instructor, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fisher lectures nationally and internationally on the integration of the neurobiological research and new trauma treatment paradigms into traditional psychotherapies.

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