The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Education - Interventions for Preventing Violence Towards Others and Towards Oneself in the Aftermath of the Pandemic
As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, there has been an escalation in the incidence of violence toward others, whether in the form of domestic or street violence, and violence toward oneself (suicides). In fact, the number of calls to suicide prevention hotlines have increased by 800%. In this three-hour presentation, Dr. Meichenbaum, the Research Director of the Melissa Institute, will discuss ways to understand the nature of anger and aggression and ways to implement evidenced-based cognitive behavioral interventions with diverse populations. Additionally, attendees will learn best practices to assess for suicide risk.
Dr. Meichenbaum will outline various evidenced-based suicide assessment strategies from Brown et. al. (2014) and how to implement these most effectively via telehealth (Jobes et. al. 2020). Each attendee will learn an innovative self-administered anger control and bystander intervention program to be used with their clients. Participants will also receive a detailed set of Handouts.
Baptist Health South Florida is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baptist Health South Florida maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Teachers, administrators, school counselors, psychologists (intermediate), social workers, family mediators, mental health workers, marriage and family therapists, social services agency personnel, juvenile and family-court judges, lawyers, law enforcement personnel, clergy, nurses, pediatricians, primary care physicians and psychiatrists.
- Implement evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions designed to reduce aggression with diverse populations.
- Assess for suicidal risk and protective factors in both adults and adolescents, including ways to use telehealth procedures.
- Implement psychotherapeutic interventions with suicidal patients, addressing issues of co-occurring disorders of Complex PTSD and substance abuse.
Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., is Research Director of The Melissa Institute and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He has served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Education at the University of Miami. He is one of the founders of cognitive behavior therapy. North American clinicians voted Dr. Meichenbaum “one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.” He has presented in all 50 states and internationally. Dr. Meichenbaum has published extensively, and his latest books are Treating Individuals with Addictive Disorders: A Strengths-based Workbook for Patients and Clinicians and The Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey with Don Meichenbaum.
Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the Joint Providership of Baptist Health South Florida and The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment. Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 3 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-718777, by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine, Florida Board of Psychology and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
This activity has also been approved for 3 credits for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
- 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 3.00 Psychology CE
- 3.00 General certificate of attendance
- 3.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 3.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 3.00 Florida Board of Psychology