Dynamic Results with Difficult Youth: Applying
REBT to Supercharge Your Sessions - Counseling / Social Worker
The problems of difficult and demanding youth
have worn down many well-intentioned parents and are notoriously difficult to
engage in treatment. When substance use and high risk behaviors enter the
picture, the stakes become increasingly high and the possible consequences
increasingly dire. What can supercharge those therapy sessions to deliver
dynamic results? REBT. This workshop explains and demonstrates the principles of
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, one of the best CBT approaches developed in
the last 50 years. Proper introduction of clients to the model, careful
elicitation of the negative core beliefs that drive negative behavior, and
effective collaborative challenging of these self-defeating cognitions can help
turn even the most rebellious youth into a responsible problem solver instead of
an emotional reactor.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Describe the elements of the REBT Model from
"A" to "F"
• Identify strategies that have limited effectiveness with difficult youth
• Recognize how REBT helps facilitate the therapeutic alliance with clients and
the common mistakes clinicians make using it
• Examine the full meaning of collaborative style in cognitive-behavioral
treatment and how to cultivate it
• Discover keys to facilitating core constructive change
• View powerful examples and demonstrations of therapeutic change through the
perspective of REBT
ROBERT ADELMAN, PhD, LPC, LMFT, is a
licensed clinical psychologist with 35 years of clinical experience. He has been
a practitioner and trainer of REBT for counselors in a residential chemical
dependency treatment center for over 14 years. Dr. Adelman trained with Dr.
Albert Ellis and his colleagues at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City.
His work with REBT was instrumental at Sundown Ranch, a facility in Texas
established to treat chemical dependency and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
There, Dr. Adleman led a clinical performance improvement project that
documented the improvements in client behavior and functioning that occurred
after the introduction of REBT into the 12-step milieu. This project was
recognized by the JCAHO as the winner of the Codman Award for clinical
performance improvement within a behavioral health setting in 2004.
Dr. Adelman is the author of a treatment guide titled Reducing Adolescent Anger:
An REBT Approach. He is also the co-author of the journal article "Conducting
Research and Collaborating with Researches: The Experience of Clinicians in a
Residential Treatment Center," which was published in the Journal of
Psychotherapy Researchers. This article describes the clinical research program
that established the evidence-base for the efficacy of REBT in the residential
setting and the continuing evolution of the model.
Dr. Adelman is an excellent resource for those
who are interested in learning and mastering REBT.
Pam Garcy, PhD
In an active/directive manner, Dr. Adelman applies the model of REBT to a
variety of individual and family therapy settings with adults and adolescents.
George A. Pate, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Dr. Adelman will help you learn more about psychotherapy and, more importantly,
help you become a better therapist.
Louis G. Castonguay, PhD
State College, PA
Dr. Adelman is dedicated to providing the participants with practical tools they
need to improve treatment outcomes.
Kirsi Waller, PhD
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Social Workers
• Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
• School Counselors
• Case Managers
American Psychological Association - Cross
Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider
#1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the
Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved
Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved
through 1-27-18). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the
program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for
participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
Commission for Case Manager Certification - This program has been
pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide
continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is
approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00015923 Approval Number:
150001845. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at
Educators Statement - This educational offering may qualify toward your
professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6
clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to
calculate professional development/continuing education credit.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - Cross
Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education Provider
Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. - Cross Country Education
has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.
5904. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cross
Country Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Six (6)
contact hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -