In Collaboration with the Albert Ellis Institute of New York: REBT Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Dr Stephen Johnson


Date: August 24th 2021
Location: Live via Zoom*
Time: 4:00pm – 11:00pm GMT (+1) / 11:00am – 6:00pm EDT / 8:00am – 3:00pm PDT
CPD/CE credits: 6
Speaker: Dr Stephen Johnson – In Collaboration with the Albert Ellis Institute of New York
Price: £110 GBP / $150 USD

A Certificate of Attendance from the AEI will be provided as part of this training.

*This training will be recorded. The link to the recording will be made available for 90 days following the live event.

Time Converter
Categories: , ,


The CPD/CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Course Description:

PTSD can be a highly debilitating disorder marked by a sense the self has been shattered, a disruption of life goals, including a life of meaning and purpose. Current evidence-based models, which are primarily classified as either exposure-based or present-centered, and while effective, have some challenges with exposure-based having a high client drop-out rate, and present-centered failing to address the dysfunctional beliefs underlying the dysfunctional emotions and behaviors.

This workshop will cover how REBT incorporates the effective elements of those two categories of evidence-based models but can do so with lower drop-out rates and replacing dysfunctional beliefs with functional ones. The workshop will address interventions designed to change dysfunctional emotions and behaviors and help clients build a new self-image, develop psychological resilience, and create a life with meaning and purpose informed by the client’s values.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how REBT can correct the challenges in the current most widely used models to treat PTSD.
  • Understand how to use an array of cognitive, emotive, and behavioral interventions to rebuild a shattered self and life.
  • Learn how to help clients develop protective factors to prevent traumatic events from resulting in PTSD.
  • Understand and effectively address the avoidance that is at the heart of PTSD and which complexifies therapy.
  • Learn how to decrease the intensity and length of sympathetic activation and its debilitating symptoms over time.

Speaker Information

Steve A Johnson, PhD, ScD is a licensed mental health practitioner with doctorates in both philosophy and psychology. He specializes in treatments for PTSD and interventions designed to heal a shattered self as well as create a life with meaning and purpose. He is currently a full-time professor of graduate clinical counseling and the director of a graduate program in addictions counseling.

He serves as the President of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, is on the training faculty of PESI, and creates continuing education training programs in addictions counseling for a state addictions agency. Associated with the Albert Ellis Institute since 1996, he has been a Fellow, Approved Supervisor, and Diplomate in REBT and was mentored by Dr. Albert Ellis himself. Dr. Ellis requested Dr. Johnson to develop REBT interventions and training programs for people of faith that incorporate religious values and practices into REBT. He is a frequent international lecturer and workshop presenter on REBT.

How to access our trainings?

1. Once you have booked a place for one of our trainings, you will receive a email confirming your order.

2. At least 24hrs prior to the start of training, you will receive an email containing the required details to enter the training. All trainings are held over Zoom.

3. If you are wanting to attend the training live, you then use these details to attend just before the specific start time.

4. However, if you are unable to attend the training live, a link to a recording of it will be emailed to you following the event. The recording is made available for 90 days after the live broadcast.

This means that it is not essential for the attendant to be present for the live training and one can refer back to the training if they wish within 90 days.

5. Within a week of the training, the training materials, including slides and notes, CPD certificate and feedback will be sent to you via Email.

Select your currency