Upcoming Events at AEI

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 21 Mar 15 in Albert Ellis Institute / AEI, Announcements |




AEI News & Updates 

Upcoming Events


Professional Trainings


3 Day REBT & CBT Primary Practicum

24 CE Credits (APA & NASW)
Dates: July 10 – 12, 2015 

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Advanced Certificate Practicum

28 CE Credits (APA) 25.5 CE Credits (NASW)
Dates: July 16 – 19, 2015 

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Public Lecture


Procrastinate Later!
Thursday, April 9, 2015
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Lecturer: Eric Sudler, Psy.D.

Procrastination is something we have all experienced at one time or another. Granted, some experience it more often than others, but we have all put off a task for a later date when it is quite possible to complete it now. This problem is especially prevalent during tax season. There may not be a scientifically proven method to completely eliminate procrastination in one’s life, but there are helpful ways to tolerate and reduce it. This public lecture provides education on the concept of procrastination, explores different factors that facilitate procrastination, and teaches cognitive and behavioral techniques to help you Procrastinate Later and get things done now…..


Professional Workshops


Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy Professional Skills Development: The Basics
Friday – April 17, 2015 | 1:30 pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Leader: Kristene Doyle, Ph.D.

In this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of REBT’s theory of emotional and behavioral disturbance. Techniques for identifying and restructuring irrational beliefs will be taught, as well as generating homework assignments to reinforce session content. Strategies for motivating clients to agree on the goals and tasks of therapy will also be discussed. A live demonstration with a volunteer will bring the theory and its applications to light….   




REBT Guidelines for Identification, Assessment and Treatment Planning for Suicidality    

Friday – May 8, 2015 | 9:30 am – 4:30pm | 6 CE Credits 

Leader: Ennio Ammendola, M.A.

Suicide has been a significant public health crisis for a long time and it is still surrounded by limited public awareness and understanding. Furthermore, existing literature suggests that graduate programs may not provide adequate training in working with suicidal clients. The question is always the same: “What am I supposed to ask next?” This workshop will focus on the RE&CBT model for suicidality by describing two novel instruments: The Suicidaction Potential Theory (SPT) and the Commitment to Life Inventory (CLI). Participants are encouraged to come prepared with clinical scenarios for role plays and discussions……


Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches for Anxiety     

Friday – May 15, 2015 | 1:30 pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits 

Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.

Social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and various forms of phobias are a few examples of disorders that include unhealthy anxiety as a core symptom and source of functional impairment. Anxiety disorders are the most common form of psychological disorders in the United States and motivate many people to seek psychotherapy. Fortunately, many highly effective, evidence-based approaches are available to practitioners. This half-day workshop will focus on how anxiety disorders develop and how evidence-based approaches can be utilized in the treatment of anxiety. Rational Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) theory, research, and techniques will be reviewed and discussed. Participants will learn how to utilize cognitive, emotive, and behavioral techniques to address a range of anxiety-related problems….

Group Therapy 


General Group


Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Led by: Brooke Guttenberg, M.S. & Jennifer Shindman, M.S.

Group members will learn a variety of strategies and skills that can be used to assist in a range of emotional and behavioral concerns (e.g., anxiety, stress, depression, relationship challenges, social and assertiveness skills, etc.) The structure of this group allows the opportunity for members to be provided with assistance and feedback from two co-therapists as well as from interactive participation of members of the group, all of which occurs in a supportive therapeutic environment.

For more information, or to schedule a screening, please call (212) 535-0822.



Anger Management Group


Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Led by: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., William Taboas, M.A. & Kristen Tobias, M.A.

– Learn about what anger is and what factors lead to becoming angry  


– Learn to deal with situations and people in your life that lead you to become angry


– Identify, challenge, and replace maladaptive beliefs with healthier, more functional ones


– Learn how to prevent and avoid potential future triggers of anger






The Albert Ellis Institute (AEI) is pleased to announce our newest program for high school students: Psych in the City. For over fifty years, AEI has been conducting Friday Night Live!, where master practitioners in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy conduct live demonstrations with members of the audience.


Psych in the City is replicated after FNL and is intended for teenagers. AEI has received requests from parents and teachers to bring their teens to FNL. However, given the fact that AEI cannot control the content or language a volunteer expresses during a demonstration, we created Psych in the City specifically for younger individuals.  


For more information please contact us at 212-535-0822 or email us at krisdoyle@albertellis.org 




Featured Blogs 


Thinking in Extremes



Brooke Guttenberg, M.S.


‘Cause the good ole days weren’t
Always good
And tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems’

-Billy Joel, ’83


The other day I was listening to the one and only Billy Joel, and a song lyric of his struck a chord. The above lyrics reflect two important types of beliefs in REBT, awfulizing and wonderfulizing.


Awfulizing refers to one’s evaluation of an event as being the most horrible and terrible situation, whereas wonderfulizing is evaluating a situation as being the most amazing and incredible event….  


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Jennifer Shindman, M.S.

Have you ever said to yourself, “once (fill in the blank) happens, everything will be better/great/perfect?” Once I get through this day, everything will be great. There is so much inherently wrong with this way of thinking. And often, when that “thing” actually happens, everything does not become great. This is because we are putting so much stock into one thing in our lives. When we do this, we blind ourselves to enjoying or recognizing the positive things in our lives….





Friday Night Live! Dr. Kristene A. Doyle on November 14, 2014

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!
Register today!

Next Date: April 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 – 8:30

John Viterito. LPC

(March 27 – Sold Out)  

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Group Therapy  

General Group

Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Led by: Brooke Guttenberg, M.S. & Jennifer Shindman, M.S.


Anger Management Group

Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Led by: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Williams Taboas, M.A. & Kristen Tobias, M.A.    


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