Dr. Daniel Mitchell – Adverse Experiences: A Structured Approach for More Effective Assessment, Treatment Planning and Interventions for Trauma Based on the ACEs Study
Daniel Mitchell, Professor
5 hours and 44 minutes.
Audio and video formats are available.
Copyright: 27 June 2018
I had dealt with a client who had been diagnosed with panic disorder following a terrible vehicle accident. Over the course of nine months of standard talk therapy, it became evident that her symptoms were not improving; in fact, they were worsening.
She had stopped working, disliked driving or riding in automobiles, gained weight, acquired chronic discomfort, and suffered from sleeplessness – all while in therapy and meant to be improving! I didn’t know where to proceed with treatment.
Finally, there was a breakthrough! It wasn’t by chance; I had found and used a novel way of evaluation based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research with this client. We discovered a lengthy history of traumatic situations that were the root cause of her symptoms, not only the automobile accident.
Based on this, we devised a highly particular treatment plan, and her symptoms were significantly decreased after only 8 sessions. She was back at work, driving with no difficulty, panic-free, sleeping well, and had started exercising! Success!
Learn this strengths-based method that is anchored in numerous empirically-based disciplines, including EMDR, CBT, MBSR, and positive psychology, by watching this highly immersive program.
Use this strategy to treat the following conditions more effectively:
Abuse of substances
Disorders of somatization
General sickness and a variety of additional clinical concerns
You don’t want to pass up this opportunity!
Dr. Daniel Mitchell
Manual (1.90 MB)
Outline of 50 pages available after purchase
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Development
The study of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and its relationship to mental disease and chronic pain
Traumatic content can lead to developmental deficits.
Adverse events and trauma
A Timeline Approach to Better Evaluation
Discover negative events that were missed in the conventional assessment.
Adaptive Experiences – Positive Moments and Strengths
Adverse and distressing content can lead to maladaptive experiences.
Separate and distinguish memories that have BOTH good and bad qualities.
Using Memories and Experiences to Assist Clients in Healing
Images, bodily experiences, emotions, and ideas that stand out
Using my notion of “cognitive buckets,” identify dominant fundamental beliefs.
change their basic ideas to be more adaptable
Clients’ Effective Coping Resources
Easily track the level of distress from one moment to the next.
Coping tactics that are quick, simple, and effective
Connect coping strategies to behavioral rehearsal.
Facilitate Breakthroughs with Difficult Cases
Overcome cognitive hurdles that may leave patients “trapped in treatment” unwittingly.
Work out any secondary gain difficulties.
Assist patients in being ready for new therapy.
Combine this Approach with Other Treatment Options
How to Integrate CBT, CPT, and EMDR Effectively
Therapy Through Play
Solution-Focused Therapy Through Art
Person-Centered Therapy (PCT)
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Daniel Mitchell, PhD, works in a busy medical practice in central Vermont as a certified psychologist. As an EMDRI trained therapist, he has advanced training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR.
He has worked in a number of settings for over 15 years, including community mental health, hospitals, medical offices, and prisons. He approaches both his professional and personal practice with a completely integrated Mind Body Medicine approach.
Dan has a love for physicians in the “trenches” of mental healthcare, which drives his desire to share approaches and practices that have made his job simpler and improved patient outcomes.
Disclosures for Speakers:
Daniel Mitchell has a financial relationship with Central Vermont Medical Center. PESI, Inc. pays him a speaking honorarium.
Daniel Mitchell does not have any relevant non-financial relationships to declare.