Psychologist and Mental Health Counselor

Dr Debbie Joffe Ellis is a licensed psychologist (Australia) and mental health counselor (New York), adjunct professor at Columbia University TC, and is affiliated with several major psychological associations and societies − including being a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association. She has a doctorate in alternative medicine (MDAM) from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine in affiliation with the World Health Organization, from whom she also received a gold medal (1993) in recognition of her service to the field of alternative and holistic medicine.

Dedicated to her husband, the great pioneering and remarkable psychologist Albert Ellis PhD, they worked together for several years giving public presentations and professional trainings on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), as well as collaborating on writing and research projects, until his death in 2007. She continues to present, practice and write about his groundbreaking approach of REBT.

She currently has a private practice in New York City, and also delivers lectures, workshops and seminars throughout the U.S.A. and across the globe.


  Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Second Edition
The eagerly awaited book: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy 2nd Edition, by Albert Ellis and Debbie Joffe Ellis is now available. Published by APA (American Psychological Association).




Albert Ellis
All Out! - An Autobiography
by Albert Ellis, with final chapter by Debbie Joffe Ellis

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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy DVD - American Psychological Association ''Systems of Psychotherapy" Series
This highly acclaimed APA-produced video, intended for educational purposes for mental health professionals, demonstrates the impactful REBT approach.

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