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AEI NewsAnnouncement from Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D. Director of the Albert Ellis Institute
In accordance with the mission of the Albert Ellis Institute to promote emotional and behavioral health through research, practice and training of mental health professionals in the use of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) as a comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapy, the Institute is pleased to announce the next phase of expansion by the launch of two new treatment and research centers. For more information, please visit:
Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Center (EDTRC)
Center for the Treatment and Research of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders
Group PsychotherapyAnger Management Group
Wednesdays ● 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leaders: Ray DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Rosina Pzena, M.S. and Mark Schiffman, M.S.
Thursdays ● 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leaders: Brooke Guttenberg, Psy.D. and Deniz Sidali, M.A.
For more information, or to schedule a screening, please call (212) 535-0822.
Category Archives: rebt-cbt-post
by Carly Mayer, M.S.
Before you read this – Did you check your phone? Email? Facebook? Instagram?
We live in a day and age where technology rules our lives. We are expected to always be connected, no matter the time of day, no matter what is happening in our lives. There are expectations from our work, friends, family, and even ourselves that we will always be in touch, but is this helpful for our personal goals?… Read more...
by Johna Hansen, LCSW
The other day as I looked around at the ads on the subway, I noticed that one ad stated men “shouldn’t have to overpay for a shave”. As I read the ad, I recognized that this marketing scheme, whether effective or not, could most likely encourage already ingrained irrational beliefs and unhealthy negative emotions. I can see how someone who is already experiencing unhealthy negative emotions due to believing they “should not” have to overpay for a shave (or anything else) might be interested in this product. … Read more...
by Raymond Moody, M.A.
Have you noticed how many blog entries are about our daily commutes on the subway? It goes without saying that most New Yorkers hate riding the subway while at the same time agree that it is much faster and affordable than driving. Different aspects of the subway are the worst depending on the season. In the summer months, the subway platforms are hot and sticky waiting areas and people’s frustration grows as each minute passes while waiting for their train.… Read more...
by Amanda Rosinski, M.A.
Yesterday was Columbus Day, and because of the holiday, I had the day off from classes and work. While a day off might sound naturally appealing to many, it’s a concept that I have struggled with before. What should I do on my day off? How can I best spend my time, especially since I don’t have many days off? How will I know that I’m spending my time in the best way possible?… Read more...
by Stephanie Schwartz, M.S.
We are just about a month away from our next presidential election. While issues surrounding politics are often publicized, they are highlighted during election years. Aside from what is displayed in the media, talk about politics likely also comes up more in conversations around this time. Another piece in recent years is social media, as many people take to this forum to express their political views. I’ve noticed a lot of disagreement and hostility in both my “in-person” and “online” lives about politics.… Read more...
by Megan Sy, M.S.
Some of the most hardworking people I know are psychologists, counselors, and social workers. It makes sense that those of us in helping professions spend most of our time focused on the needs of others. After all, that’s one of the characteristics that makes us successful at our jobs. However, it is this same quality that often leads to burnout and emotional fatigue. When this happens, we are unable to provide the best care to our clients.… Read more...
by Rosina Pzena, M.S.
Recently a close friend of mine hit a milestone birthday and has since spent a lot of time talking to me about having accomplished nothing in her life, and questioning every decision she has past made. Mid-life and quarter-life crises, as they are called, are very common experiences. People realize they have lived 25% or 50% of their likely total life span and think it’s time to weigh what they have accomplished vs.… Read more...
by Carly Mayer, M.S.
Repeatedly, I hear about the importance of self-care for living a happy and healthy life. I know it would be beneficial to exercise, eat healthy, and get involved in activities that I enjoy. However, I am constantly forgetting about the most important factor in self-care: sleep. I miss a few hours of sleep and I think it is fine and then I feel myself struggling to form coherent thoughts. A 2016 study linked sleep disturbance to an increase in anxiety-related symptoms such as worry and rumination.… Read more...
by Johna Hansen, L.C.S.W.
Among all of the other things that did not go according to my plans the other day, at one point I got stuck in traffic and became angry thinking “there should not be any traffic on this street!” and “these cars must move now!” Then I saw a sign that said “SPEED BUMP” and I started laughing. I realized life is full of speed bumps. After laughing at the speed bump sign, each time something else did not go according to plan I just laughed again and said “SPEED BUMP” and carried on.… Read more...
by Raymond Moody, M.A.
As I write this blog post, I am sitting in front of a great tree in Seville, Spain. The tree reminds me of a meditation I learned that focuses on imagining a giant redwood tree in the forests of California. Bringing the redwood to mind, one can visualize the strength and stability of the tree. The massive redwood, with its roots stretching deep underground, is able to stand still and tall through changing seasons and harsh weather.… Read more...