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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Presents Workshop by Internationally Renowned Psychotherapist Donald Meichenbaum, Saturday, Jan. 17

FORT MYERS, FL - The department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Florida Gulf Coast University presents "Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: What 'Expert' Psychotherapists Do" workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Student Union ballroom.

Internationally renowned clinician, researcher, teacher of psychology and founder of Cognitive Behavior Modification Donald Meichenbaum, voted one of the ten most influential psychotherapists in the past century, will demonstrate strategies and techniques in an interactive workshop.

This workshop is intended for practicing psychotherapists interested in learning to apply the latest psychotherapy research findings to their daily practices and for researchers and faculty interesting in cutting edge research on psychotherapy effectiveness.

Attendees will learn to implement the core tasks of psychotherapy, learn Meichenbaum's Constructive Narrative Cognitive Behavior approach to behavior change and his case conceptualization model that informs both assessment and treatment decision making; learn strategies to prevent relapse, to reduce noncompliance, to increase resilience and more.

Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers earn six approved CEU's (continuing education units) through Genesis Counseling of Fort Myers. Researchers and faculty interested in cutting edge research on psychotherapy effectiveness can also attend.

Cost for the workshop is $120 for professionals, $65 for graduate students and includes registration fee, continental breakfast and lunch. To register online visit:

Seating is limited, advance registration is required.

For more information, contact Counseling and Psychological Services at (239) 590-7950.

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