Friday, January 23rd - Saturday, January 24th., 2015: DeLand, Florida.

Lecture and Continuing Education Workshop: Stetson University, DeLand, Florida.

1. Friday Night Lecture: January 23rd., 2015:

"Experiencing Greater Joy in Life, Despite and Including Life's Challenges".
This presentation will be given by Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis - wife of Albert Ellis PhD and entrusted by him to continue his groundbreaking work. Albert Ellis was the pioneering genius and creator of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): the original cognitive approach in psychology and counseling which heralded in the cognitive revolution in psychotherapy.
Dr Joffe Ellis will talk about the ability each one of us has to create our emotional destiny, to minimize misery and maximize joy.
Life contains inevitable loss and suffering.Talking about the principles of REBT, Dr. Joffe Ellis will speak about the fact that even in the face of the most dire circumstances we can choose the ways we think, feel and behave. By thinking in healthy ways we prevent or reduce pain, and experience greater tranquility and enriching purpose in our lives. The main aspects of healthy thinking will be shared, along with additional core REBT principles including the importance of applying unconditional acceptance and gratitude to our daily lives. A live demonstration of the approach will be given, a brief video of rarely seen footage of the late great Albert Ellis will be shown, followed by time for Q & A. Attendees will be able to purchase books, and Dr Joffe Ellis will remain present for book signing, meeting and greeting !
This presentation will be suitable for professionals, students and members of the general public.

2. Saturday Continuing Education Workshop: January 24th., 2015:

"The Empowering, Vigorous & Compassionate Approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)".


Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to
1. Describe the main aspects, history and development of REBT
2. Identify specific aspects of REBT not present in other cognitive approaches
3. Understand the pivotal stages of REBT in clinical practice
Recommended Reading:

 Ellis, Albert & Ellis, Debbie Joffe (2011): Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. American Psychological Association Books: Washington, D.C.

For Information: Contact Page L. Thanasiu PhD. Counselor Education, Stetson University:

Phone: 386 822 7100.