Advanced Practicum in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) – Albert Ellis Institute

REBT - The Advanced Practicum in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy certificated by the New York Albert Ellis Institute will be in Milan, 14-17 June 2016.



14-15-16-17 JUNE 2016





The REBT (rational emotive behavior therapy) Advanced Practicum is the second step to learn REBT. “Studi Cognitivi” is glad to have the opportunity to offer the same Advanced Practicum as is presented at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI) of New York.

The class section is lead by the most internationally important and certificated REBT therapists and supervisors such as Doctor Kristene Doyle, Director of AEI, and Professor Raymond DiGiuseppe, Director of Professional Education of AEI and professor of Psychology at the St. John University of New York.

The Advanced is an intense four day practicum that includes frontal lessons and practical sessions in which participants can practice peer-counselling supervised by senior teachers. Each group is composed of 8 participants and supervised by one teacher for the whole afternoon.

During the program participants will further their knowledge of rational-emotive and cognitive behavior therapy, as well as up-to-date research and clinical applications, and will receive individual supervision in small groups with a certified REBT supervisor.


Open to psychologists, psychiatrists and graduate students. Proof of degree must accompany registration form.

Prerequisite: Primary Certificate in RE & CB

IMPORTANT:It is possible to follow both the Primary and Advanced Practicums in Milan in June 2016, one after the other. Should you not pass the final exam of the Primary Practicum, the registration fee for the Advanced will be reimbursed.


Frontal lectures and group practice sessions are offered in English. Consecutive translation into Italian will be available where necessary.


Participants will learn to:

  • Apply techniques for disputing irrational beliefs seen in various clinical disorders
  • Design strategies for working with clients who are resistant
  • Assess when to use behavioral & emotional approaches with clients
  • Describe how to apply REBT to treat couples and common relationship problems


There will be a written exam at the end of the course. Having passed this exam the partecipant will recieve their certification from the board of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York in December 2016.


Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D., Sc.D., is the Director of the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI). Dr. Doyle is also Director of Clinical Services and a licensed Staff Psychologist and clinical supervisor at AEI. She is Full Adjunct Professor at St. John’s Univeristy in New York.

Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Sc.D., is the Director of Professional Education and a licensed Staff Psychologist and clinical supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI). He is also Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at St. John’s University in New York. He is the President of Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association.

Ennio Ammendola, M.A., M.H.C., psycho- therapist and REBT certified supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute. Doctoral candidate at Fordham University, New York.

Giovanni M. Ruggiero, M.D. psychiatrist, cognitive psychotherapist and REBT certified supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute. Trainer in CBT recognized by the Società Italiana di Terapia Cognitiva e Comportamentale (SITCC) in the Scuola di specializzazione in Psicoterapia Cognitiva “Studi Cognitivi” di Milano