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Cognitive behavior workshop at Troy

Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, one of the founders of cognitive behavior therapy, will conduct a workshop focusing on the treatment of individuals with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid disorders on March 1 at Troy University.

The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. Eastern and end at 3:30 p.m., with lunch provided. The workshop is open to the public and allows participants to earn 5.5 contact hours of continuing education credit. For registration information contact the Phenix City Campus at 334-448-5102. The registration fee for professionals is $99.00 and $50.00 for students. Meichenbaum was voted “one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the century” and is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and research director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami, Fla. “We are delighted to receive Dr. Meichenbaum as a guest lecturer” said Kathryn Ness, counseling and psychology department chair. “He is one of the few remaining theorists alive today.” The workshop will examine how to provide integrated treatments for clients with comorbid disorders, such as substance abuse, anger-control problems, depression/suicidality and traumatic brain injuries as well as highlight the treatment implications of recent findings from neuroscience.

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