Child & Adolescent Practicum – Cognitive & Rational Emotive Therapy Certificate

CECs are issued by the UConn School of Social Work. A Certificate of Completion from the Albert Ellis Institute is available for an additional $35.

Instructors: Steve A. Johnson, PhD, ScD; Lili Daoud, LCSW; & Kristene Doyle, PhD, ScD

22 CECs

May 15, 16, & 17, 2017
Monday & Tuesday – 9 am – 7:30 pm
Wednesday – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location: School of Social Work, West Hartford, CT

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This 3-day practicum will teach the application of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior theory of emotional disturbance to working with children and adolescents. Assessment of common childhood irrational beliefs evidenced in both externalizing and internalizing disorders will be taught, as well as creative disputation strategies to be used with this population. Cognitive, emotive, and behavioral homework assignments for various childhood clinical issues will be reviewed.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice their RE/CBT skills as they relate to children and adolescents in small group supervision and receive immediate feedback from an experienced certified REBT supervisor.

The REBT/CBT Child & Adolescent Practicum includes seminars on the latest developments in:

  • REBT and its application to externalizing and internalizing disorders.
  • Assessment and disputation strategies for childhood irrational beliefs.

 During the practicum, participants will learn to:

  • understand REBT’s theory of emotional disturbance as it relates to children & adolescents.
  • identify childhood irrational beliefs and disputation strategies.
  • construct and teach young clients how to have new adaptive thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Eligibility: Minimum qualification for certificate candidacy is a master’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or psychology. Other helping professionals (e.g., alcoholism counselors) may be eligible to participate in the full Practicum but will receive a Paraprofessional Certificate. Proof of degree or license must accompany application form.


REQUIRED READING LIST- Available through Amazon and other book sellers
More What Works When with Children and Adolescents: A Handbook of Individual Counseling Techniques (Book and CD) Pap/Com Edition, Vernon, A., Research Press, 2009.

SOS: Help for Parents, Third Edition Paperback; Clark, L., SOS Programs & Parents Press, 2005.