• 11/07/2020
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • ZOOM


  • (No CEUs are provided) Affiliate Members are CSJV chapter members that are not in a field governed by the BBS and that DO NOT need CEUs.
  • (No CEUs are provided) Affiliate Guest's are not CSJV chapter members that are not in a field governed by the BBS and that DO NOT need CEUs.
  • Associate members are BBS registered Associates who are current CSJV Chapter members.
  • Associate guests are BBS registered Associates that are NOT CSJV Chapter members.
  • (CEUs Included) This is for current CSJV Chapter members that Hold a Valid License from the BBS and are in need of CEUs.
  • (CEUs Included) This is for Non-CSJV Chapter members that Hold a Valid License from the BBS that are in need of CEUs.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in a mental health-related field, that are current CSJV Chapter members.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in a mental health-related field, who are Non-CSJV Chapter members.
  • CEUs Provided for Board members of CAMFT Chapters outside of CSJV Board of Directors.
  • CEUs will be provided for Non-CSJV Chapter members who are members of another CAMFT Chapter across the state
  • This is for Retired clinicians that are current CSJV Chapter members and see 5 clients or less per month.
  • This is for Retired clinicians that are not CSJV Chapter members and that see 5 clients or less per month.


Presented by: Donald H. Meichenbaum, PhD

 (Don celebrating his 80th birthday!)

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with its accompanying distress, uncertainty and losses, the incidence of suicides has increased with calls to suicide hotlines having increased dramatically. 

This Webinar presentation will examine the incidence and impact of depressogenic suicidal behavior from a life-span approach including youth and adults. The impact of co-occurring disorders will be highlighted, including PTSD, prolonged and complicated grief and traumatic bereavement, and Substance abuse disorders. How to bolster resilience in individuals, families and communities will be discussed. A detailed handout and a TO DO list for attendees on how to implement a Constructive Narrative strengths-based intervention will be presented. 


1. Assess for risk factors using telehealth procedures;

2. Employ a Case Conceptualization Model that informs treatment decision-making;

3. Implement the Core tasks of psychotherapy and evidenced-based cognitive behavioral interventions to address the traumatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic;

4. Provide trauma-informed Constructive Narrative therapeutic interventions;

5 . Implement  core treatment strategies for Prolonged and complicated grief and traumatic bereavement;

6. Integrate spirituality and psychotherapy;

7. How to help the helpers cope with the suicidal death of their patients;

 8, How to spot HYPE in the field of psychotherapy 


LOGIN begins at 8:15. 

8:45   An overview: Personal experiences with suicidal patients and lessons learned

The nature of the challenges of suicide with adults and youth

Assessment procedures of risk and protective factors: A Case Conceptualization Model

Need to Document, Document, Document

Overview of treatment approaches

10:15  Break

10:30 Core  treatment strategies  including: Role of therapeutic alliance/  Feedback informed treatment/  Safety planning/  Psycho-education/ Coping skills training/ Relapse  prevention

12:00  Lunch/ video socializing

1:00  Treatment of suicidal adolescents 

Treatment of individuals with co-occurring disorders and suicidal behaviors

PTSD and Complex PTSD

Prolonged and complicated grief and traumatic bereavement 

Substance abuse disorders 

2:30 Break

3:00 How to integrate spirituality and psychotherapy

How to help the helpers and coping with their patient's suicide

4:00 Adjourn

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph. D, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, from the University of Waterloo, Ontario from which he took early retirement 25 years ago.  Since then he has been the Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and the Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami. (Please visit Dr. Meichenbaum 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." He has received a Lifetime Achievement  Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological  Association. He was the Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has presented in all of the Canadian Provinces, in all 50 U.S. states, and internationally. He has published extensively and has authored several books including Roadmap to resilience that he has made available as  a website for FREE (Please visit His most recent article " How to spot HYPE in the field of psychotherapy " was chosen the best article in the filed of psychotherapy. His latest book "Treating individuals with addiction disorders: A strengths-based workbook for patients and clinicians" is being published by Routledge Press.    He celebrated his 80th birthday publishing "The evolution of cognitive behavior therapy: A personal and professional journey with Don Meichenbaum" (Routledge Press).


 "I'm writing to express my deep appreciation for your work, style, and influence, I have all of your books and frequently cite your articles. I am a sponge when it comes to your interventions and overall approach to therapy.

Please let me tell you how I have made a gift of your work to others. I own a large private practice. I have 90 therapists and interns working with me and we see thousands of clients every year. After I attended your workshop, I was so motivated that I decided to implement your model into the daily work we do with clients. I have been teaching your philosophy, using your handouts and books. I changed the way we keep our progress notes to reflect your Case Conceptualization Model and now require every therapist to complete a Case Conceptualization form for each case.

As a therapist, I want to comment on how much I appreciate the ease of using the online version of your Roadmap to resilience book (   It's so user friendly.  I am able to go to the fitness areas and ask what area my patient  might like to discuss.  Equally, it is possible to go to the Appendices and take a look at the checklists or the topics and move forward from there.  It is really brilliantly done.  My client has said that he really likes working with Roadmap to Resilience and after having the opportunity to explore the online book in greater depth I'm certain I will use it with other clients.  

It is a very generous gift for you to have shared your book in this way at this time.  I thank you very much.  

(NOTE: The FREE  Roadmap to resilience website in the first month has had 15,000 visitors from 103 countries worldwide ). 

Zoom registration will also be required. This will shorten the sign in process. In addition, the Zoom information will only be sent out in the Reminder emails once you have signed up and paid for the event.

The Refund Policy of Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is as follows: Fees for chapter events are non-refundable except in the case the event is canceled or rescheduled. During this COVID-19 Pandemic, cancellations will be considered by the Continuing Education Committee.

Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at

Facilities in which Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.

Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This continuing education training counts toward the required Suicidal Intervention requirement.  Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)

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