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Adverse Experiences
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on June 27, 2018.
Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
6/27/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Incorporate ACEs into your intake to allow for a more effective trauma associated with your clients.
  2. Determine how adverse experiences, including ACEs, impact human development and how traumatic material can create developmental gaps in emotional development in your clients.
  3. Incorporate the easy-to-use timeline method of assessment and treatment planning to better understand your clients’ history and how you can more effectively treat them.
  4. Model how to gather important information about your client that will help to build upon their positive traits and experiences; then help them link these experiences to core beliefs that are more adaptive for success in treatment.
  5. Integrate mindfulness skills, relational and communication skills, imagery, and grounding skills to help your clients reduce the intensity of the memory of their traumatic disturbance.
  6. Determine how to help your clients take the adaptive foundation they have uncovered and use that to transform how they cope with disturbing or adverse experiences.
  7. Integrate this assessment approach with several different therapy modalities to effectively help your clients in fewer sessions.
The Impact of Adverse Experiences on Development
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study correlation with mental illness and chronic pain
  • Traumatic material can create developmental gaps
  • Adverse experiences and trauma
A Timeline Approach for Better Assessment
  • Uncover adverse experiences not identified in standard assessment
  • Adaptive Experiences – Strengths and positive moments
  • Maladaptive Experiences – Adverse and traumatic material
  • Distinguish and separate memories that have BOTH positive and negative aspects
Breaking Down Memories and Experiences To Help Clients Heal
  • Distinguishing images, body sensations, emotions and thoughts
  • Identify dominate core beliefs using my concept of “cognitive buckets”
  • Reshape their core beliefs in more adaptive ways
Effective Coping Resources for Clients
  • Easily track intensity of distress from moment to moment
  • Quick, easy and effective coping strategies
  • Tie in coping skills to behavioral rehearsal
Facilitate Breakthroughs with Challenging Cases
  • Overcome cognitive barriers that might inadvertently keep patients “stuck in therapy”
  • Work through secondary gain issues
  • Help patients become ready for new therapies
Integrate this Approach with Other Treatment Modalities
  • How to effectively incorporate with:
    • CBT
    • CPT
    • EMDR
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Play Therapy
    • DBT
    • Art Therapy
    • Solution-Focused Therapy
    • Person-Centered Therapy
    • ACT


Daniel Mitchell, PhD, is a licensed psychologist at a busy medical practice in central Vermont. He has advanced training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and EMDR as an EMDRI certified therapist.

He has been in practice for over 15 years in a variety of settings including community mental health, hospitals, medical practices, and corrections. He employs a fully integrated Mind Body Medicine approach to both his professional and personal practice.

Dan has also had a passion for clinicians in “the trenches” of mental healthcare, a driving force behind he desires to teach techniques and processes that have made his job easier and improved outcomes for his patients.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Daniel Mitchell is affiliated with Central Vermont Medical Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Daniel Mitchell has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

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