Integrating the Common Factors Model of Psychotherapy Effectiveness into REBT & CBT (9/23/2022) - LIVE REMOTE

Integrating the Common Factors Model of Psychotherapy Effectiveness into REBT & CBT (9/23/2022) - LIVE REMOTE

Regular price $115.00

 Leader: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Director of Professional Education and Clinical Supervisor, Core Faculty Trainer 

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022 | 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: Zoom

3 Contact Hours/ 3 Continuing Education Credits will be provided by the Albert Ellis Institute upon completion of the workshop.


The Great Psychotherapy Debate of our time involves the contention that all psychotherapies are equally effective versus the idea that behavioral and cognitive therapies are the most effective.  For almost 90 years, psychotherapists have suggested that a set of common factors account for our interventions' effectiveness. Regardless of where one stands on the effectiveness issue, it is clear that this debate has led to knowledge about what works.  This workshop will discuss what researchers have identified as the common factors of psychotherapy effectiveness and how they are integrated into REBT.  Many common factors focus on the maintenance of the therapeutic alliance and the therapist effects. These refer to specific characteristics and behaviors of the therapist that are related to positive outcomes in psychotherapy. This workshop will teach therapists to be aware of the common factors and psychotherapists' effects and how to incorporate them in REBT and CBT to increase their clients' outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe both sides of the debate on the Dodo Bird Verdict debate on psychotherapy effectiveness.
  • Explain the history and present conceptualization of the common factors model of psychotherapy.
  • Demonstrate how to implement the common factors model into the practice of REBT and CBT.
  • Discuss the research supporting the psychotherapist effects on the outcome.
  • Identify the specific traits and behaviors of psychotherapists that contribute to clients’ outcomes.
  • Critique one’s characteristics and behaviors that are critical to psychotherapy effects.
  • Use the critical characteristics and behavior in REBT and CBT.


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DiGiuseppe, R. (in press).  REBT’s Place in Modern Psychotherapy: Similarities with All Psychotherapies, With Other Forms of CBT, And Unique Characteristics.  In W. Dryden (Ed.). Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: 65 Years On.  New York: Springer-Nature.


DiGiuseppe, R. & Doyle, K. A. (in press). Commentary to Chapter VIII. REBT’s B-C connection and negotiation of treatment procedures. In G. M. Ruggiero, G. Caselli, S. Sassaroli (Eds.). Case Formulation as a Therapeutic Tool in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. New York: Springer Nature.


Doyle, K. A., Hickey, M., & DiGiuseppe, R. (in press). Supervision in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. In D. McKay, E. A. Storch, & J. Abramowitz (Eds.). Training and Supervision in Specialized Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: Methods, Settings, & Populations. New York: Springer: Nature.


Rosenzweig, S. (1936). Some implicit common factors in diverse methods of psychotherapy. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 6(3), 412-415.


Wampold, B., & Imel, Z. (2015). The Great Psychotherapy Debate, 2nd Edition.  NY: Routledge.



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