Bio

Donald Meichenbaum Ph.D.

DONALD MEICHENBAUM, PH.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who taught at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada for 40 years. Twenty-five years ago he took early retirement to become the Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment.

He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and he was voted “one of ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.” He has presented in all 50 United States and internationally. His areas of research interest are Stress and Resilience.

His papers and video interviews can be found on the Melissa Institute website here:  melissainstitute.org/scientific-articles/meichenbaum-d.  Here you can find ways to BOLSTER RESILIENCE in such specific groups such as LGBTQ youth, older adults, high-risk children and their families, returning military personnel, religious individuals, trauma victims, and trauma psychotherapists.

I am indebted to Loren McQuade and Elsie Beach, Ph.D for their contributions in making this website available.