Primary Certificate in Advanced REBT

Primary Certificate in Advanced Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Skills

This is an intensive 2-day course for students normally enrolled on a Certificate or Advanced Certificate programme run by the Centre and Faculty for Cognitive Behavioural & Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. The course takes a rational emotive behavioural approach to counselling, psychotherapy and stress management. The course includes: locating the client’s critical A, tackling meta-emotional problems, dealing with the client’s reservations about accepting emotional responsibility, disputing, goal setting and developing homework assignments.

The course includes theoretical input and time to practise the techniques and skills discussed. For the purposes of skills training, participants should be prepared to discuss two personal problems. Normal rules of confidentiality apply. However, the course is not an opportunity to work out personal issues which may need the support of personal therapy. Videos of experienced therapists demonstrating REBT in practice will be shown.

It is important to note that this course is run generally for students who have already attended the 2-day Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling (REBT) course or a similar programme at another recognised training centre. The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, personnel staff, trainers, psychotherapists, health and caring professionals who wish to learn more about Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.

​NB. It is essential that applicants have an understanding and working knowledge of basic rational emotive behavioural theory and practice. Individuals who have received no formal training in these areas should initially attend the relevant primary certificate courses at the Centre. If in doubt, please check with the Centre before enrolling.

To provide participants with more knowledge of and practice in REBT assessment, goal setting, disputing and homework negotiation.

This 2-day course will help participants to:
• use several methods for locating the client’s critical A
• look for and tackle meta-emotional problems
• deal with the client’s reservations about accepting emotional responsibility
• practise disputing in depth
• distinguish between overcoming psychological disturbance goals and personal development goals
• develop multimodal homework assignments
• understand the difference between feeling better, getting better and staying better

The trainers are Professor Stephen Palmer PhD an Albert Ellis Institute, New York, Certified RE & CBT Supervisor and/or Nick Edgerton MSc CPsychol MAREBT (Accred) an AREBT accredited REBT Therapist.