Complete Story


AzCA E-News - Dr. Donald Meichenbaum to Present at Southern Chapter Conference

AzCA Excited to Welcome Dr. Donald Meichenbaum
AzCA will welcome Dr. Donald Meichenbaum at the Southern Chapter Conference on September 28 at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  Dr. Meichenbaum is research director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami, FL. He is one of the founders of cognitive behavior therapy and in a survey of clinicians he was voted "one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century."

Dr. Meichenbaum will present his session “Why Are Some Psychotherapists More Effective Than Others?: Core Tasks of Psychotherapy.” Research on psychotherapeutic treatment outcomes indicate that some therapists consistently achieve more long-lasting treatment outcomes and fewer dropouts than others. This presentation begins with a critical consideration of the "state of the art" of psychotherapy and a discussion of what distinguishes the "expert" psychotherapists from others.  It enumerates the core tasks of psychotherapy and the nature of the feedback-informed deliberate practice that is required to improve psychotherapeutic outcomes. A Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors is presented that informs both assessment and treatment decision-making.  A Constructive Narrative strengths-based treatment approach is highlighted. How to spot "HYPE" in the field of psychotherapy will also presented.

For more information on the Southern Chapter Conference and to register, please click here.  Early registration ends July 31.

Upcoming Events
Clinical Supervision Training
July 28-29, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ

Webinar Series
Marketing of Professional Counselors: What Do Our Clients Want?
August 8, 2018

Coffee Break Networking  
September 7, 2018
Adolescent Self-Harm – Understanding What Self-Harm Is
Location TBD

Clinical Supervision Training
September 15-16, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

AzCA Southern Chapter Conference
September 28-29, 2018
Tucson, AZ

2019 AzCA Counselors Annual Conference
January 25-26, 2019
Scottsdale, AZ


Printer-Friendly Version