Half Day Professional Workshop
Friday – September 30, 2016 | 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Director of Professional Education, Albert Ellis Institute; Chairperson and Professor, Psychology Department, St. John’s University
Presently, there are 147 different types of Psychotherapy. All of which claim to be effective in helping clients change. Ellis designed REBT as and integrative theory of psychotherapy that drew on affective, emotive, and behavioral interventions. Integration of different perspectives has been a critical part of this treatment. This workshop will present some of the major controversies and theories in psychotherapy and review their implications for treatment in an attempt to build an integrative science of psychotherapy. Based on the different models and the empirical research an outline of an integrative working model of decision-making will be presented to help determine when to use the different approaches to therapy, and specify when each might be helpful, or even when each model is the preferred means of treatment. The workshop will explore the use of the common factors of psychotherapy, when insight is needed, how psychological assessment can be therapeutic when it is advisable to concentrate on emotions, when transference and countertransference arise and can be helpful, when cognitive and behavioral interventions are the preferred treatments.