Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Friday, May 29, 2015 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and various forms of phobias are a few examples of disorders that include unhealthy anxiety as a core symptom and source of functional impairment. Anxiety disorders are the most common form of psychological disorders in the United States and motivate many people to seek psychotherapy. Fortunately, many highly effective, evidence-based approaches are available to practitioners. This half-day workshop will focus on how anxiety disorders develop and how evidence-based approaches can be utilized in the treatment of anxiety. Rational Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) theory, research, and techniques will be reviewed and discussed. Participants will learn how to utilize cognitive, emotive, and behavioral techniques to address a range of anxiety-related problems…. more
Leader: Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D.
Friday, June 5, 2015 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
In recent years, there has been an explosive interest in the introduction of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) practices into the psychotherapy/counseling session across therapeutic orientations. In addition to acquiring core mindfulness skills themselves, therapists often struggle with the nuts and bolts of how to introduce and sustain mindfulness practice in treatment planning. This workshop will provide a bridge to the introduction of MBSR within the REBT framework…..more
Leader: Caren Baruch-Feldman, Ph.D.
Friday, June 12, 2015 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
This workshop will introduce mental health professionals to cognitive behavioral techniques that can be used in a classroom or office setting. Strategies that address children who are exhibiting anxiety related issues and aggression will be discussed. Ways to adapt traditional cognitive behavioral strategies to working with younger children will be shared. In addition, actual forms and materials that can be used in a school or office setting will be distributed…more
Evidence-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders
Leader: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
Friday, September 18, 2015 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Friday, September 25, 2015 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
The clinical and diagnostic characteristics of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) will be covered during this engaging workshop. Participants will learn Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral (RE&CBT) treatment strategies shown to be effective with this population.
Etiological factors, clinical symptoms, and diagnostic criteria with a focus on differentiating BDD from other Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders will be reviewed. Cognitive strategies specific to addressing irrational beliefs commonly found in BDD will be emphasized and a variety of evidence-based behavioral techniques (e.g., exposure and responsive prevention, mirror retraining) will be explained and demonstrated….more
Leader: Ennio Ammendola, M.A.
Friday, October 16, 2015 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | 6 CE Credits
Suicide has been a significant public health crisis for a long time and it is still surrounded by limited public awareness and understanding. Furthermore, existing literature suggests that graduate programs may not provide adequate training in working with suicidal clients. The question is always the same: “What am I supposed to ask next?” This workshop will focus on the RE&CBT model for suicidality by describing two novel instruments: The Suicidaction Potential Theory (SPT) and the Commitment to Life Inventory (CLI). Participants are encouraged to come prepared with clinical scenarios for role plays and discussions….more
Evidence-Based Treatment of Addictions
Leader: F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D.
Friday, October 23, 2015 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Leader: Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D.
Friday, November 6, 2015 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
In this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of REBT’s theory of emotional and behavioral disturbance. Techniques for identifying and restructuring irrational beliefs will be taught, as well as generating homework assignments to reinforce session content. Strategies for motivating clients to agree on the goals and tasks of therapy will also be discussed. A live demonstration with a volunteer will bring the theory and its applications to light…more
Continuing Education Credit:
Albert Ellis Institute (AEI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AEI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
“The Albert Ellis Institute is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.”