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The Catastrophizing Cure: The Compassionate and Empowering Pioneering Cognitive Approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Friday, June 25, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Clinical Division

The Catastrophizing Cure: The Compassionate and Empowering Pioneering Cognitive Approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Friday June 25, 2021

2pm – 4pm

Presented by:
Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis
Adjunct Professor Columbia University in NYC, Psychologist, Presenter, Author

Sponsored by:
Westchester Center for Psychological Education
Westchester County Psychological Association


Virtual Lecture
Held on Zoom


WCPA Members - Free     Non-members- $20
2 continuing education credit hours - $10 for WCPA Members $20 Non-Members

In this era of impactful events, such as the recent Pandemic, there may be no better time to learn the essential elements, tools and techniques of "Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy" (REBT).
Created by the visionary and brilliant Albert Ellis PhD, this impactful evidence-based, active-directive approach, which is both scientific and philosophical, and which is imbued with compassion, heralded in the cognitive revolution in psychotherapy.
REBT paved the way for CT/CBT, ACT, DBT, Positive Psychology and additional 3rd wave and 4th wave cognitive approaches.
In addition to being a powerful and effective evidence-based approach, it is also a way of life for those who choose to apply it as such.
In this 2 hour CE workshop Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis, wife of Albert Ellis, will present the essential REBT elements, tools and techniques of REBT, provide a live demonstration of the approach, describe pivotal aspects of an REBT therapy session, and answer questions.

 Workshop Objectives:
1. Describe the essential principles of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
2. Recognize the difference between rational and irrational thinking.
3. Distinguish the difference between healthy and unhealthy negative emotions.
4. Describe a variety of tools and techniques of REBT.
5. Describe the unique aspects of REBT.
6. Summarize the history and development of REBT.

Brief Bio:

Dr Debbie Joffe Ellis was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. New York City has been her home base for the past two decades. She is a licensed psychologist (Australia), licensed mental health counselor (New York), presenter, writer and adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York City where she teaches Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Comparative Psychotherapies. For years she worked with her husband, the brilliant and renowned pioneer of modern cognitive therapies: Dr Albert Ellis, giving public presentations and professional trainings in his approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), as well as collaborating with him on writing and research projects until his death in 2007. Before his passing he stated and wrote that he entrusted her to continue his work. She is recognized as a world-renowned expert on REBT, and regularly presents, throughout the USA and in countries around the world, to students, academics, practitioners in the helping professions, and to members of the general public. She wrote the second edition of the book Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (published 2019) that she co-wrote with her husband in its first edition. She is also featured in a DVD produced by the American Psychological Association (APA) demonstrating and discussing the REBT approach. She has written chapters for various text books, articles, and has reviewed publications for APA’s PsycCritiques Journal. In 2014 she was named “Legend in Counseling” at the American Counseling Association annual conference, and has received various other awards and acknowledgments for her work. She joyfully and passionately continues her mission of informing as many people as possible - through her presentations, teaching, writing, and the ways she strives to ‘walk her talk’ - that each one of us has the power to create our emotional destinies despite and including challenging circumstances, and through teaching the ‘how-to’s’ of doing so!

Website: www.debbiejoffeellis.com

Email: [email protected]

Register Here

Zoom links will be sent to registrants the day before the presentation, the morning of the presentation, 2 hours before the presentation starts, and again 10 minutes before the presentation begins.

Cancellation policy: A full refund will be given if cancellation is made 3 business days before the presentation.