Evidence-Based Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders
Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Friday, September 12, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
This workshop will first review clinical and diagnostic characteristics of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders (OC&RDs) with emphasis on recent DSM-5 changes from the previous DSM-IV-TR edition. Next, participants will be introduced to the rationale and effective implementation of evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies based on the most recent research on effective treatment of OC&RDs. Emphasis will be placed on implementing these techniques primarily for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)… more
Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy Professional Skills Development: The Basics
Leader: Kristene A Doyle, Ph.D.
Friday, October 17, 2014 | 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
Unconditional Self and Other Acceptance
Leader: Steve Johnson, Ph.D. Sc.D.
Friday, October 24, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
This workshop will focus on REBT/CBT and its valuable contribution to the work on unconditional acceptance of the self and others, which are so important for mental and emotional health and a sense of wellbeing and happiness. Simple but effective techniques will be covered to help individuals move away from negative self-rating and condemnation to unconditionally accepting the self and others to become more resistant to depression, anxiety, and anger. Attendees will have the chance to practice these fun techniques within the encouraging and supportive environment in the workshop… more
The REBT Model for Suicidality: What Therapists Need to Know
Leader: Ennio Ammendola, MHC
Friday, November 14, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
When therapists are faced with the news that someone has committed suicide, there are several questions asked, such as: “Could this have been prevented?”, “What went wrong?” The main purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the application of Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) with clients that are at risk of suicide. The workshop will focus on the RE&CBT model for suicidality by describing assessment and treatment strategies. A unique component of this workshop will be the presentation of a recorded session with a client at risk of suicide to be used as an interactive learning activity…. more
Overcoming Resistance: Working with Resistant Clients
Leader: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
Friday, December 5, 2014 | 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
Training in the DSM5: Understanding and adapting to changes in the diagnostic system
Leader: Frank L. Gardner, Ph.D., ABPP
Friday, December 12, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Changes made to the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria will be presented and discussed in this workshop. This workshop will also provide a description of changes pertaining to the chapter organization in DSM-5, the multiaxial system, the introduction of dimensional assessments, controversies and challenges, and likely future directions. The purpose of this workshop is to provide the mental health professional with a working knowledge and understanding of the new diagnostic system, including changes from DSM-IV to DSM-V, and will provide a useful guide to the ways in which these changes require an adaptation of day-to-day clinical practice… 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.