Leader: Steve Johnson, Ph.D., Sc.D.
Friday, January 30, 2015 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Albert Ellis frequently used humor, along with the more common didactic and Socratic styles of challenging a client’s faulty cognitions. Humor can be a powerful aspect of developing a strong therapeutic alliance with a client and as a means to help clients change unhelpful attitudes. This workshop will cover various forms of humor, effective use of the various forms of humor, cautions in using humor with clients, and developing humorous disputes relevant to a client and the client’s specific unhelpful cognitions. Sample cases and live demonstrations will be offered in a fun supportive environment. ……more
Leader: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
Friday, February 13, 2015 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Are clients really resistant or is it more accurate to see them as feeling demoralized, hopeless and stuck? How can we help such clients begin again to change their lifestyles? And how can we help them maintain that change? Clients grappling with a wide variety of problems, including addictions, eating disorders, and bi-polar disorders all get “stuck” at times. This workshop will focus on ways to renew hope and return to the process of therapeutic change. The workshop will draw on what we now know from neurobiology and will focus on techniques from motivational interviewing and Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) approaches… more
Leader: Ennio Ammendola, MHC
Friday, February 20, 2015 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | 6 CE Credits
Working with trauma can present a variety of unique challenges which many therapists may not understand nor be familiar with. If you work with clients reporting loss of self, agonizing shame, emotional numbness, inability to bridge the gap between present and past, inability to feel safe, inability to connect with their body and/or self, inability to find words for their feelings due to trauma, you can benefit greatly from this workshop…more
Leader: Kristene Doyle, Ph.D.
Friday, April 17, 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
Leader: Ennio Ammendola, MHC
Friday, May 8, 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
Leader: Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D.
Friday, May 15, 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: 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: 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
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.”
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886486451) for continuing education contact hours.