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BT12 Short Course 18 – The Brief, Lasting and Vigorous Approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy – Debbie Joffe Ellis, MDAM

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Short Courses |  Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2012
Debbie Joffe Ellis
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Original Program Date:
Dec 05, 2012
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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a most effective, vigorous and compassionate approach. Many clients experience life-enhancing gains after REBT sessions, and the benefits last when the clients continues to practice the principles they are taught in therapy. In this course, attendees will learn the main principles, techniques and methods of REBT, observe a demonstration of the approach, observe its effectiveness as brief therapy, do exercises and have questions answered.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Explain the main principles, techniques and methods of REBT, its effectiveness as a brief therapy, and the clients for whom such brief therapy can be most beneficial.
  2. Distinguish between healthy rational and unhealthy irrational thinking.
  3. Distinguish between health and unhealthy negative emotions.
  4. Describe the REBT emphasis on, and the application of, unconditional acceptance.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis is a licensed psychologist (Australia) and mental health counselor (New York), adjunct professor at Columbia University TC, and is affiliated with several major psychological associations and societies − including being a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association. She has a doctorate in alternative medicine (MDAM) from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine in affiliation with the World Health Organization, from whom she also received a gold medal (1993) in recognition of her service to the field of alternative and holistic medicine.