Becoming a Better Therapist: Integrating REBT and DBT

Leader: F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D. – Director of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and a licensed Staff Psychologist at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI)

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018 | 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: 145 East 32nd Street, 9th Floor (Directions)

3 Contact Hours/CE Credits (APA, NBCC, New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work & Mental Health Counselors)

Registration: $125| F/T Students: $115

Overview:

In 1955 Albert Ellis, revolutionized psychotherapy, rejecting the dominant, psychoanalytic approach of that time. He created what he initially called, RT, Rational Therapy, but quickly changed it to Rational Emotive Therapy (RET) and then, in 1993, to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, recognizing the extent to which his approach was not just cognitive (rational) and emotive but also behavioral. Subsequently, others have built on his original insight and CBT has evolved into a variety of approaches, e.g., DBT, MBCT, and ACT. All CBT psychotherapists — regardless of which approach they primarily embrace – inevitably integrate and use a variety of techniques, many of them initially created by Ellis, an integrative therapist himself.  This workshop will discuss how Ellis utilized a variety of REBT/CBT strategies and techniques not only in his personal life but in his professional work.  A demonstration of REBT will be conducted with an audience volunteer currently struggling with a behavioral problem.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the roots of many cognitive, emotive and behavioral psychotherapeutic techniques used by many different kinds of therapists today.
  • Demonstrate competence in two effective REBT/CBT techniques.
  • Explain how REBT, CT, CBT, DBT, MBCT and ACT have evolved and enrich each other.

Schedule:

1:30 – 3:15   REBT and DBT: Contributions and Techniques from Each, Part I

3:15 – 3:45    Live Demonstration

3:45 – 4:30    REBT and DBT: Contributions Techniques from Each, Part II

4:30 – 4:45 – Evaluations & Distribution of C.E. Letters

Registration: $125| F/T Students: $115

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Albert Ellis Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Albert Ellis Institute is approved by The State Education Departments State Board for Social Work. 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.

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