Advanced Certificate Practicum in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Thursday-Saturday: 9:00 am EST - 4:30 pm EST
Sunday: 9:00 am EST - 4:45 pm EST
Number of Didactic hours: 14
Number of Supervision hours: 12
26 Contact Hours/CE Credits will be provided by the Albert Ellis Institute upon successful completion of the training.
The Advanced Certificate is the second level of training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. During these intense four days, participants learn strategies to achieve cognitive change through a variety of styles of restructuring irrational beliefs. Having developed a strong foundation in the premise of REBT in the Primary Certificate Program, the applications of the theory to various clinical problems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger, and ADHD are addressed. Participants will learn the various irrational beliefs and special considerations when working with each of these clinical problems, as well as various homework assignments to negotiate with clients. A lecture is devoted to teaching clients the concepts of Unconditional Self, Other, and Life Acceptance to address emotional and behavioral disturbance. Finally, as many clients in therapy bring up problems related to relationships, whether it is romantic, interpersonal, family, or work-related, participants will learn interventions to address the dysfunctional emotions and self-defeating relationship belief systems evidenced in clients. Participants will receive twelve hours of small group peer counseling practicing their skills using real problems with a certified REBT supervisor who provides in vivo supervision.
Open to psychologists, counselors, social workers, physicians, nurses, and graduate students. The minimum qualification for certificate candidacy is a master’s degree in psychology or counseling, M.S.W., M.D., or R.N. Other helping professionals (e.g., alcoholism counselors) may be eligible to participate in the full Practicum but will receive a Paraprofessional Certificate. Proof of degree or license must accompany the registration form. Participants must have the Primary Certificate to qualify.
- Apply numerous debates of irrational beliefs and demonstrate the construction of new rational beliefs.
- Design and implement change strategies for the beginning, middle, and end stages of therapy.
- Develop strategies for working with patients with anxiety, depression, jealousy, guilt, anger, and hurt.
- Develop between-session homework activities for patients to achieve their goals.
Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Director of Professional Education & Staff Psychologist, Albert Ellis Institute; Chairperson and Professor, Psychology Department, St. John’s University; Certified Supervisor & Diplomate in RE & CBT
Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D., Director & Staff Psychologist, Albert Ellis Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, St. John’s University; Certified Supervisor & Diplomate in RE & CBT
Primary Certificate in REBT.
Albert Ellis Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Albert Ellis Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5145. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Albert Ellis Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0131.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0019.