Professional Training

REBT / CBT TRAINING at the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of Southern California.

Affiliated training center of the Albert Ellis Institute, NYC

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy training at the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of Southern California is the first and only training center for REBT in California that is affiliated to the Albert Ellis Institute in New York The training center was developed by Paul DePompo, Psy.D., ABPP (a Native New Yorker) who was inspired to increase the awareness and training of REBT/ CBT and evidence-based practices on the west coast.

One of the main aims of our training center is to increase therapy outcomes by teaching clinicians how to help their clients to reach their goals in a quicker and more effective manner that will lead to long-term results far after therapy is complete. This is done by learning and strengthening REBT skills, utilizing evidence-based practices for client problems and utilizing collaborative case-conceptualization which is all the heart of current REBT practice.

We promote REBT/CBT through workshops for the public, professional training, conducting research furthering evidence-based REBT/CBT practices, and accredited supervision for clinicians.

Workshops for Clinicians 2019

 3-Day Primary Certificate Practicum in RE & CBT and Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Ann Vernon, Ph.D.,  Paul DePompo, PsyD, ABPP  &  Staff

May 3rd, 4th & 5th
Friday & Saturday, Time: 8:45 am-7:30 pm
Sunday, Time: 8:45 am-5:00 pm

24 CE Credits

Cost: Mental Health Professionals 925. / Current Graduate Students 850

In this intense three day practicum, participants – in an intimate setting – will learn the Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior theory of emotional disturbance and change by leading REBT practitioners.  Strategies for identifying and challenging clients’ dysfunctional beliefs and constructing more adaptive beliefs, emotions and behaviors will be a focus of the weekend. REBT’s conceptualization of emotions will also be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their RE & CBT skills in small group supervision and receive immediate feedback from an experienced certified REBT supervisor.

PROGRAM

During the 3-Day Primary Practicum, participants will learn to:

  • Understand and apply the REBT theory of emotional disturbance and change.
  • Apply the ABC model to a wide range of clinical issues.
  • Identify, challenge and dispute clients’ dysfunctional thoughts.
  • Construct and teach clients how to have new adaptive thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Participants will:

  • Explain the REBT/CBT theories of emotional disturbance and change
  • Apply the ABC model to a large variety of clinical issues
  • Identify, challenge and dispute clients dysfunctional thoughts
  • Construct and teach clients how to have new adaptive thoughts, emotions and behaviors
  • Develop and apply homework protocols for treating anxiety anger and depression, as well as other common presenting problem

Presenters 

Ann Vernon, Ph.D., Sc.D., RLPC, is President of the Albert Ellis Board of Trustees, one of the first Diplomates of the Albert Ellis Institute, a member of the International Training Standards and Review Committee of the AEI, a member of the Board of Consulting Advisors for the Journal of Rational-Emotive Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and former Director of the Midwest Center for REBT.  In addition, she was selected by the American Psychological Association to do a counseling video demonstration entitled Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Over Time: Psychotherapy in Six Sessions. Dr. Vernon is recognized as the leading international expert in applications of RE&CBT with children and adolescents and has written numerous books, chapters, and articles about counseling this population, including Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum, What Works When with Children and Adolescents: A Handbook of Individual Counseling Techniques, The Passport Program, and More What Works When with Children and Adolescents.  Dr. Vernon is Professor Emerita, University of Northern Iowa, where she served as Coordinator of the School and Mental Health Counseling programs for many years. In addition to her university appointment, Dr. Vernon was in private practice, working with children and adolescents, as well as couples and individuals presenting with problems such as anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.  She currently conducts RE&CBT training programs at the Albert Ellis Institute and at affiliate training centers in India, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Romania, and Colombia.  For many years she has been an active presenter in the United States, Canada, and South America, offering workshops on a variety of topics related to counseling children and adolescents, couples, and REBT.

 

Paul DePompo,  Psy.D., ABPP is the founder of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of Southern California. DePompo is Board Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is the director of the only affiliated training center of the Albert Ellis Institute in California. He is a researcher, author of The Other Woman’s Affair, consults with Hollywood studios regarding psychological matters and teaches REBT/CBT and PCIT at multiple graduate schools.  DePompo was trained in PCIT by UC Davis, CAARE Team. He attended NYU while earning his Bachelor’s degree and earned his Master’s and Doctoral Degrees at the California School of Professional Psychology.

  & Staff

ELIGIBILITY Open to psychologists, counselors, marriage & family therapists, social workers, physicians, nurses, and graduate students. Minimum qualification for certificate candidacy is a master’s degree in psychology or counseling, M.S.W., M.D., or R.N. Other helping professionals (e.g., alcoholism counselors) may be eligible to participate in the full Practicum but will receive a Paraprofessional Certificate.

REQUIRED READING LIST A Guide to Rational Living (Ellis & Harper) 8oz.
Practitioner’s Guide to Rational-Emotive Therapy (Walen, DiGiuseppe & Dryden) 19.oz
A Primer on RET (Dryden & DiGiuseppe) 6oz.
REBT Therapist’s Pocket Companion (Dryden & Neenan) 7oz.
First Steps in REBT (Dryden) 7oz.
Registration Form

For Questions: Please call 800.317.8010 or email: info@CBTIofSoCal.com

—-Group of 5 or more (Please call 949-300-1952 to register)

NOTE: Full refunds are granted for cancellations received at least 14 days prior to the practicum. No refunds thereafter. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of SoCal is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of SoCal maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Child & Adolescent Practicum – Cognitive & Rational Emotive Therapy Certificate

May 3rd – 5th, 2019
Friday & Saturday – 9:00 am – 7:15 pm
Sunday – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

22 CE Credits.

Instructors:  Ann Vernon, Ph.D., Sc.D., RLPC  & Paul DePompo, PsyD, ABPP

This 3-day practicum will teach the application of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior theory of emotional disturbance to working with children and adolescents. Assessment of common childhood irrational beliefs evidenced in both externalizing and internalizing disorders will be taught, as well as creative disputation strategies to be used with this population. Cognitive, emotive, and behavioral homework assignments for various childhood clinical issues will be reviewed.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice their RE/CBT skills as they relate to children and adolescents in small group supervision and receive immediate feedback from an experienced certified REBT supervisor.

The REBT/CBT Child & Adolescent Practicum includes seminars on the latest developments in:

  • REBT and its application to externalizing and internalizing disorders.
  • Assessment and disputation strategies for childhood irrational beliefs.

 During the practicum, participants will learn to:

  • understand REBT’s theory of emotional disturbance as it relates to children & adolescents.
  • identify childhood irrational beliefs and disputation strategies.
  • construct and teach young clients how to have new adaptive thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Eligibility: Minimum qualification for certificate candidacy is a master’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or psychology. Other helping professionals (e.g., alcoholism counselors) may be eligible to participate in the full Practicum but will receive a Paraprofessional Certificate. Proof of degree or license must accompany application form.

REQUIRED READING LIST-

More What Works When with Children and Adolescents: A Handbook of Individual Counseling Techniques (Book and CD) Pap/Com Edition, Vernon, A., Research Press, 2009.

SOS: Help for Parents, Third Edition Paperback; Clark, L., SOS Programs & Parents Press, 2005.

For Questions: Please call 800.317.8010 or email: info@CBTIofSoCal.com

—-Group of 5 or more (Please call 949-300-1952 to register)

NOTE: Full refunds are granted for cancellations received at least 14 days prior to the practicum. No refunds thereafter. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of SoCal is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of SoCal maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Trainings to Come

REBT/CBT Evidenced Based Treatments for Anxiety Disorders
Friday 1:30pm – 4:30pm.

Mental Health Professionals, 85. / 75. Students

REBT/CBT evidenced-based treatment for anxiety disorders has dominated the field of psychology in regards to treating anxiety. Developing a deeper understanding of how to conceptualize an anxious client in an important step to good treatment. Psychologists must learn how to conceptualize different anxiety disorders and be aware of the protocols that exist for REBT/CBT anxiety treatments. Moving beyond the thought record, learning different exposure techniques and developing in-session experiments (exposures) make for a successful part of REBT/CBT practice and better client treatment gains. program illustrates a range cognitive behavioral techniques and their potential applications in the treatment of depression and is designed for beginning and intermediate REBT/CBT clinicians..

 This workshop is designed to help you:

1.  Summarize basic theory and techniques for REBT/CBT anxiety treatments;

2.  Assess and develop treatment plans via REBT/CBT Case Conceptualization.

3. Observe and participate in live demonstrations of the techniques learned.

4.  Explain when and how to expand away from the ABCs or Thought Records with clients.

5.  Practice developing and Utilizing exposure techniques.

 

NOTE: Full refunds are granted for cancellations received at least 14 days prior to workshop. A $25 fee applies for one day workshops ($10 fee for half day) applies to cancellations received 7 – 13 days prior to the workshop. No refunds thereafter.

 

Good Grief! REBT/CBT Evidence-Based Treatment for Complicated Grief

Friday 1:30pm  – 4:30pm

Mental Health Professionals, 85. / 75. Students

REBT/CBT Evidenced Based Treatments for Complicated Grief have been developing over the past 15 years bringing awareness and treatment to the phenomena of persistent grief.

Mental health professionals will benefits from being able to identify normal vs. complicated grief. An array of REBT/CBT interventions and techniques will be learned such as: (REI, Exposure, constructing healthy meaning, “As-if” strategy, applying rituals) to facilitate healthy grieving. Clinicians will learn how to adapt different CBT Grief treatments with families, and in instances of loss of a child and loss of partner). Bereavement can be a topic that is difficult for clinicians to discuss and clinicians will benefit from learning how to identify and correct therapist errors in grief treatment and is designed for beginning and intermediate REBT/CBT clinicians.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Summarize REBT/CBT models of bereavement.
  2. Identify normal vs. complicated grief.
  3.  Implement techniques such as: (REI, Exposure, constructing meaning, “As-if” strategy, applying rituals).
  4. Utilizing CBT Grief treatment with family, loss of a child, loss of partner).
  5. Identify and correct therapist errors in grief treatment.

 

NOTE: Full refunds are granted for cancellations received at least 14 days prior to workshop. A $25 fee applies for one day workshops ($10 fee for half day) applies to cancellations received 7 – 13 days prior to the workshop. No refunds thereafter.

 

REBT/CBT Evidence Based Treatment for Couples.
1:30pm – 4:30 PM

Mental Health Professionals, 85. / 75. Students

Our workshop expands the boundaries of behavioral therapy with a framework that facilitate a deeper understanding of each partner’s schema to provide understanding and reassurance through the development of cognitive restructuring, behavioral change, and building of communication skills and the ability to use positive core beliefs to develop the relationship the couple desires and is designed for beginning and intermediate REBT/CBT clinicians.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Summarize REBT/CBT theory of relational disturbance.
  2. Identify and Conceptualize couples problems from a REBT/CBT framework.
  3. Observe demonstrations of the techniques learned and practice skills in-vivo..
  4. Apply Anger management techniques with couples.
  5. Utilize Socratic questioning to changing beliefs.
  6. Identify therapist errors in couples work.

 

NOTE: Full refunds are granted for cancellations received at least 14 days prior to workshop. A $25 fee applies for one day workshops ($10 fee for half day) applies to cancellations received 7 – 13 days prior to the workshop. No refunds thereafter.