Foundations for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Presented by Pamela D. Garcy, PhD, PLLC on 04-26-2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) is often considered the original cognitive behavioral therapy. REBT was founded by Dr. Albert Ellis in 1955 and preceded cognitive therapy and third wave cognitive therapies. REBT encourages clients to develop rational thinking so they can have a healthy expression of emotion and behavior.

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Pamela D. Garcy, PhD, PLLC will explain how clinicians can build a solid foundation for learning how to use and apply REBT in their clinical work. One thing that distinguishes REBT from other therapies is its philosophical tenets. These allow REBT therapists to guide clients toward mental health, not just away from psychopathology.

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Describe the cognitive model, points of intervention, and what makes the client feel the way they do.
  2. Summarize the emotional goals of REBT and how to get there.
  3. Compare believing a belief, experimenting on a belief, or observing it.
  4. Discuss the behavioral goals of REBT, reactivity vs. creativity, and reducing bad habits.
  5. Describe later lifestyle goals of REBT and what REBT advocates to promote enduring mental health.
  6. Prepare to answer their case questions so they might begin to use some of the concepts in their practice. 

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The contents of this program are based primarily upon publications on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and other cognitive behavioral modalities, in addition to research articles and application of concepts through practice at the level of experience and expertise she's developed to date. This program is not meant to be a substitute for ongoing learning, reading, preparation and supervision in this modality. The content being taught and illustrated through some of the case examples is by no means exhaustive, nor does it represent the only type of modality that can be effective. One risk is misapplication of the skills being taught due to misunderstanding of the modality, philosophy and/or techniques as applied to a specific individual. Therefore, participants are encouraged to approach application in a stepwise learning fashion and to seek proper skillful supervision.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours. 

GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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Mental health professionals who are not members can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95. Sign up here to purchase this CE course and earn a CE certificate.

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Meet the Presenter

Pamela D. Garcy, PhD, PLLC

Pamela D. Garcy, PhD, PLLC

Dr. Pamela Garcy is a clinical psychologist and life coach in private practice in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Pam serves people with depression, anxiety, and marital distress in her psychology practice. Her coaching practice is devoted to helping people create breakthroughs and create greater life balance.  

Dr. Pam is the author of the #1 National Bestseller The Power of Inner Guidance: Seven Steps to Tune In And Turn On and more recently How To Make Time When You Don't Have Any: A new Approach To Reclaiming Your Schedule. Dr. Pam has also authored The REBT Super Activity Guide: 52 Weeks of REBT for Clients, Groups, Students and You! which has remained one of the top REBT products internationally since it's release. She wrote this during her time on the faculty of Texas School of Professional Psychology at Argosy in Dallas and volunteer faculty at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas Rehabilitation Psychology Department.   

Dr. Pam's expert blog on Psychology Today is called “Fearless You”, and she applies REBT to topics of emotional heath and personal development. Her new podcast Two Questions Away might also be of interest to those who are committed to passionate personal growth and sustained self-development. You can contact Pam through her GoodTherapy profile page or visit her site www.myinnerguide.com.

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Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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