Upcoming Events at Aleber Ellis Institute / AEI

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 23 Oct 13 in Albert Ellis Institute / AEI, Announcements |


Exposure Therapy for OCD
Professional Workshop
 Friday, October 25, 2013 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm
 3 CE Credits
Presenter: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.

This workshop will review clinical and diagnostic characteristics of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with emphasis on treatment via exposure therapy, an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for OCD. Participants will be provided with a review of etiological factors, clinical symptoms, and diagnostic criteria with a focus on differentiating OCD from other similar disorders and will become familiar with the various subtypes and manifestations of OCD. The primary emphasis of this professional workshop is to introduce participants to the rationale and effective implementation of exposure therapy for OCD.


Evidence-Based Treatments for Addictions
Professional Workshop
 Friday, November 08, 2013 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm
 3 CE Credits
Presenter: F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D.

What works best for whom? Choose the best evidence based approach for your clients. Integrate techniques from motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral and spiritual/existential approaches to the treatment of addictions. Most clients present with multiple problems and with very different levels of motivations to change. This workshop will focus on creating separate and distinct, evidence-based treatment plans for separate and distinct clients. The workshop will focus primarily on integrating motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral techniques and approaches that emphasize the importance of inspiration, values, guiding principles and spiritually related issues.

REBT/CBT: Evidence-Based Treatments for Eating Disorders
 and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Professional Workshop
 Friday, November 15, 2013 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm
 3 CE Credits
Presenters: Kristene Doyle, Ph.D. / Michael Hickey, Ph.D.

This workshop will examine the clinical and diagnostic characteristics of Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Evidence-based rational emotive and cognitive-behavioral clinical strategies to address irrational beliefs and cognitive distortions found in both disorders will be emphasized. The similarities and differences of Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Fairburn) and REBT will be discussed. Strategies for reducing weight checking and shape checking, expanding clients' concept of self-worth beyond appearance and weight, addressing comparison-making and performance checking will be taught.

Holiday Survival Guide: A Public Lecture
Public Lecture
 Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Presenters: Michael Hickey, Ph.D. / Shonda Lackey, Ph.D.

Believe it or not, the holiday season is rapidly approaching. A popular holiday song states, "It's the most wonderful time of the year." With all of the planning, shopping, cooking, preparing, decorating, and dealing with "difficult" family members, some of us may be skeptical of this lyric. However, we can work to anticipate and manage the stress and other problematic emotions that may be part of the entire holiday package. Using principles of Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RE&CBT), participants will learn to identify and challenge maladaptive beliefs and thought patterns that can often be triggered by the stressors of the season.

Drop That Candy Cane! Breaking Free From Emotional Eating
Public Lecture
Wednesday, December 12, 2013 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Presenters: Kristene Doyle, Ph.D. / Kristen Tobias, M.A.

Tis' the season… for managing difficult family members, for multiple office holiday parties, for just one more gingerbread man. We often make excuses for over-indulging during the holiday season; however, sometimes, we eat to numb ourselves from uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and boredom. If this scenario sounds familiar, then this lecture is for you! Come learn the triggers of your emotional eating, and more importantly, effective strategies for overcoming this self-sabotaging behavior.

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 New York, NY 10016

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