Donald Meichenbaum, Ph. D, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, from the University of Waterloo, Ontario from which he took early retirement 25 years ago. Since then he has been the Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and the Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami. www.melissainstitute.org
Dr. Meichenbaum is one of the founders of Cognitive behavior therapy and in a survey of clinicians, he was voted "one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century." He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association. He was the Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has presented in all of the Canadian Provinces, in all 50 U.S. states, and internationally.
His latest book "Treating individuals with addiction disorders: A strengths-based workbook for patients and clinicians" is being published by Routledge Press. He celebrated his 80th birthday publishing "The evolution of cognitive behavior therapy: A personal and professional journey with Don Meichenbaum" (Routledge Press).