Hillsborough County Sexual Abuse Intervention Network
The Teaching and Practice of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) with Children and Adolescents
Ruben Drake, M.A., LMHC
Friday, June 21 2013
9:00am to 4:00 pm
(Registration opens at 8:30 AM)
Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County
9309 N. Florida Ave, Suite 109
Tampa, FL 33612
This course will address the best practice clinical use of Rational Emotive Behavioral Theapy with children and adolescents. The presenter will also provide information about screening tools and instruments.
Attendee's will learn the basis of REBT and be able to apply it effectively with clients; will learn the importance of REBT as a treatment tool with special groups such as juvenile and adult sexual abusers; and will learn at a primary level how to assist their clients to dispute and restructure faulty cognitions that are the cause of maladaptive and dysfunctional emotional states.
History of REBT:
Albert Ellis Ph.D. was a clinical psychologist who trained as a psychoanalyst. Early in his career, he became disillusioned with the slow progress of his clients. He noticed that they got better much quicker once they changed their ways of thinking about themselves and their problems. In 1955 he developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is now a widely-practiced, comprehensive, and highly effective form of psychotherapy. In addition to being a proven therapy, REBT offers an approach to life that leads to greater fulfillment and happiness. At the heart of REBT are the concepts of unconditional self-acceptance, unconditional other-acceptance, and unconditional life-acceptance.
Ruben Drake’s Bio
Robert (Ruben) Drake M.A., L.M.H.C. is a licensed therapist currently employed as the Clinical Director of the Columbus Juvenile Residential Facility, a moderate risk (level 6) sexual offender residential program providing therapeutic services to 50 male juveniles aged 12 years to 18 years of age. Ruben has experience treating both adult and juvenile sex offenders and has facilitated sexual offender specific groups for adults and juveniles in outpatient treatment as well as juveniles in residential treatment. Ruben is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and is currently a board member of the Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (FATSA). He also writes a column for the Florida Forum, FATSA’s newsletter, titled The Therapist’s Tool Box, which offers information to help therapists working in the field of sexual abuse. Ruben has served on the Florida Governor’s Task Force on Juvenile Sex Offenders and their Victims. He has trained with Albert Ellis, is an Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute (REBT), and is qualified as a supervisor for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) training. Ruben has also received beginning and advanced training in Motivational Interviewing with Steven Andrews, a Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer (MINT).
Family Justice Center Training Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Family Justice Center Training Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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Training Cancellation Policy:
It is the policy of Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Sexual Abuse Intervention Network (SAIN) that a training credit will be made for cancellations made a minimum of 24 hours prior to the event.
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