This training is in collaboration with the Albert Ellis Institute of New York. A Certificate of Attendance from the AEI will be provided as part of this training.
PTSD can be a highly debilitating disorder marked by a sense the self has been shattered, a disruption of life goals, including a life of meaning and purpose. Current evidence-based models, which are primarily classified as either exposure-based or present-centered, and while effective, have some challenges with exposure-based having a high client drop-out rate, and present-centered failing to address the dysfunctional beliefs underlying the dysfunctional emotions and behaviors.
This workshop will cover how REBT incorporates the effective elements of those two categories of evidence-based models but can do so with lower drop-out rates and replacing dysfunctional beliefs with functional ones. The workshop will address interventions designed to change dysfunctional emotions and behaviors and help clients build a new self-image, develop psychological resilience, and create a life with meaning and purpose informed by the client’s values.
- Learn how REBT can correct the challenges in the current most widely used models to treat PTSD.
- Understand how to use an array of cognitive, emotive, and behavioral interventions to rebuild a shattered self and life.
- Learn how to help clients develop protective factors to prevent traumatic events from resulting in PTSD.
- Understand and effectively address the avoidance that is at the heart of PTSD and which complexifies therapy.
- Learn how to decrease the intensity and length of sympathetic activation and its debilitating symptoms over time.
About the Speaker:
Steve A Johnson, PhD, ScD is a licensed mental health practitioner with doctorates in both philosophy and psychology. He specializes in treatments for PTSD and interventions designed to heal a shattered self as well as create a life with meaning and purpose. He is currently a full-time professor of graduate clinical counseling and the director of a graduate program in addictions counseling.
He serves as the President of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, is on the training faculty of PESI, and creates continuing education training programs in addictions counseling for a state addictions agency. Associated with the Albert Ellis Institute since 1996, he has been a Fellow, Approved Supervisor, and Diplomate in REBT and was mentored by Dr. Albert Ellis himself. Dr. Ellis requested Dr. Johnson to develop REBT interventions and training programs for people of faith that incorporate religious values and practices into REBT. He is a frequent international lecturer and workshop presenter on REBT.
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