Seminar Detail

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course Description:

Join international trainer and presenter Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis, wife of the late Dr. Albert Ellis, for this one-day seminar on the practical, clinical applications of evidence-based Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Albert Ellis was one of the most influential psychologists of all time, founder of the cognitive-behavioral therapies and the developer of REBT. Dr. Ellis is a legend in the field of psychotherapy and revolutionized the field. The core of his approach and its strategies remain in today’s most effective evidenced based approaches.

Dr. Joffe Ellis brings the same passion, enthusiasm and irreverence her late husband brought to his trainings. This is an exclusive opportunity to learn from a master who will provide you with unique insight into REBT. Along with a live demonstration of these effective techniques, you will also have the opportunity to learn from the late Dr. Ellis himself through very rare video footage.

In this seminar you will learn specific cognitive-based techniques from REBT to move your client beyond merely correcting their symptoms to helping them unconditionally accept themselves, their relationships and their lives. As a result they will be better able to meet life’s challenges with greater resilience.
  1. Discuss the origin of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy.
  2. Demonstrate how to use the ABC self-help REBT tool.
  3. Demonstrate how to conduct a shame-attacking emotive/evocative technique.
  4. Describe the most effective REBT treatment techniques to use with anxiety.
  5. Summarize the aspects of mindfulness that relate to REBT.
  6. Describe how to effectively choose the appropriate technique for the clinical disorders of anxiety, depression and addictive behaviors.


Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis, is a licensed mental health counselor in New York. She has an active private practice in New York City and also delivers lectures, workshops and seminars throughout the USA and across the globe on the effectiveness of REBT treatment techniques.

In 1993, Dr. Joffe Ellis was (along with Mother Teresa and the physician to the Dalai Lama) awarded a gold medal by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, in affiliation with the World Health Organization, for her contributions to the field of alternative medicine.

Dr. Joffe Ellis spent several years studying yoga, meditation and philosophy in India, and whilst there also did volunteer work to help local villagers.

She has been recognized for her volunteer work with recovery workers and family members of victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City in 2001 and beyond, and for her contributions to the international development of educational programs on addiction treatment in Mexico in 2008.

In addition to presenting on REBT and related topics throughout the USA and around the globe, Dr. Joffe Ellis is completing a book she and her husband started working on together about REBT and Buddhism.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for the American Psychological Association. Dr. Joffe Ellis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Australian Psychological Society.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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