AEI News & Updates 24 April 2014

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AEI News & Updates 

Challenge, Maintain, Reflect and Repeat
By Brooke Guttenberg, M.S.

When sitting down to write my blog this week, I decided that it was time to take a different approach. Many times I focus on ways to change a specific behavior or emotion by applying the principles of REBT. This approach presumes that the readers of my blog are experiencing an emotional or behavioral disturbance. This week, I decided to answer the question, What can you do if you aren't experiencing an emotional or behavioral disturbance?


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Keep Calm? Carry On?
By Dan Prendergast, M.A.

It is a fact of life that time will continue to pass and life will continue to happen, regardless of how ready we might be for it. It is also a fact that multiple difficult times and transitional periods are highly likely for all people, and that we will not be completely ready for every single one of them. People often avoid encountering an adversity until they are prepared for it or until they believe that they are emotionally ready. I think that it can sometimes be healthy to hold off on committing to certain courses of action for a certain period of time, but I also think that there are downsides to "waiting for readiness" if it is done inflexibly or dogmatically.


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Upcoming Events

Professional Workshops

Treating Multiple Diagnoses: An Integrative, Evidence-Based Approach
Friday – April 25, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Leader: F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D.

Many clients struggle with interacting multiple problems. Many have problems with emotional and behavioral dysregulation as well as interpersonal relationships. Fortunately, it is possible for them to learn and use techniques to manage their moods, thinking and behavior, including addictive behaviors. This workshop will focus on an integrative, transdiagnostic treatment approach for difficult-to-treat clients.


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Training in the DSM-5: Understanding and Adapting to Changes in the Diagnostic System
Friday – May 2, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Leaders: Frank L. Gardner, Ph.D., ABPP and Zella Moore, Psy.D

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…


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REBT/CBT: Similarities and Differences
Friday – May 9, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Leader: Walter Matweychuk, Ph.D.

The goal of this workshop is to present the distinctive features of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and to show how it both overlaps with but has important distinctive features not found in generic Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Topics to be discussed will be REBT's philosophic emphasis, lack of self-rating, the role of absolutistic premises and beliefs in emotional disturbance, disfavor of palliative methods, concept of discomfort anxiety, view of meta psychological disturbance…


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Public Lecture

Improving your Relationships
Thursday – May 15, 2014 | Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Presenter: Mary Russell-McGaughan, Psy.D.


For many of us, our happiest moments come from spending time with others. So if our relationships are so crucial to our happiness, why can they be so hard sometimes? Let's face it, relationships aren't always, if ever, perfect. They take work to build, maintain, improve, and sometimes fix….but more often then not, the hard work is worth it.


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See how leading REBT therapists help audience volunteers' deal with everyday problems, followed by questions and discussion. Difficulties addressed range from family, work or relationship issues. Demonstrations are guaranteed to be educational and stimulating!
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Next Date: April 25, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 8:30

Presenter: F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D. 
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