Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Q&A

Posted on May 18, 2011

Special Event
Presenter: Dr. Michael Edelstein

SMART Recovery® is delighted to announce that Dr. Michael Edelstein will join us on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm EDT to speak about SMART and its foundation in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy), as set forth by Dr. Albert Ellis.

This will be a one-hour session in the SMART Room at SMART Online and Dr. Edelstein will focus a large portion of the time on Q&A.

Update: Listen to the podcast of this event.

Dr. Michael R. Edelstein is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years’ experience and has a private practice in San Francisco, offering in-person as well as telephone sessions, and he is a SMART Recovery Professional Advisor.  He is the author of  Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life , a self-help book for overcoming common emotional and behavioral problems.

Dr. Edelstein was awarded Author of the Year for this book, and Dr. Albert Ellis personally endorsed it as follows: “Of all the books that explain [Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy] in simple, clear, and highly usable form, Three Minute Therapy is one of the very best. The author includes the main theories and practices and specifically tells you how to apply them to your own problems.”

Dr. Edelstein is a Training Supervisor and Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. He holds a diplomate in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy from, and is on the Board of Advisors of, the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. He is Past President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. In addition, Dr. Edelstein lectures nationally and internationally, has appeared on television as well as over 300 radio shows, trains professionals, and has published in psychological journals. He is the creator of a five-step audio weight-management program, and has produced recordings used for training psychotherapists. He writes the advice column, “Ask Dr. Mike,” which appears in the San Francisco Intelligencer. Dr. Edelstein’s website, Three Minute Therapy, has rich resources and includes a full page of links to some of his past presentations.

This event will be hosted in The SMART Room – one of SMART Recovery Online’s voice chat rooms, on June 5  at 12:00 p.m. EDT, for one hour.

To access the SMART Room: Register for SMART Recovery Online.  Registering in advance of the event is advised.

Once registered, access the SMART Message Board, select “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms” (the blue drop-down bar near the top left of the page) then select The SMART Room.

Speakers or headphones are required for this meeting; microphone is optional. The meeting will be recorded, and attendance and participation indicate consent to SMART’s public use of the audio material. Those who have concerns about privacy may wish to consider participation by text only, rather than voice participation.

SMART Recovery is very pleased to offer these Special Events on topics of interest as a public service. Please share with friends, family and colleagues. All are welcome.

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