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   An Affiliated Training Center of Albert Ellis Institute   

Training and Supervision Programs in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Education with Children, Adolescents, Parents, Educators and Related (Mental) Health Professionals

 

Hellenic Institute for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Affiliated Training Center of the Albert Ellis , New York, USA

 


Four-year Training in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators (Two-year Training Program and Two-year Supervision Program)

 

Training Period: 2019-2020

 

Trainers:
Demetris Katsikis, Ph.D., RE&CBT
Chrysoula Kostogiannis, Ph.D., RE&CBT (Ellis Scholar)

 


The program appeals to Mental and Health Professionals (psychologists, mental health counselors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, physicians) and Educators who work with children and adolescents.

 


3 Aristeidou Str., Maroussi
P.C. 151 22, Athens, Greece
Tel: 210-6142110
E-mail: info@.gr
Site : www..gr

 

 [See at the bottom of this text for an application]

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General Information

Purpose

Cognitive-Behavioral approaches in psychotherapy, counseling and education with children/adolescents/parents/ educators/child health professionals are effective in dealing with a wide range of psychological and educational difficulties (Macklem, 2011). Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, the first cognitive behavioral approach in psychological and educational practice, which was founded in 1955 by the psychologist and psychotherapist Albert Ellis, has been globally recognized as the most innovative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in various children/adolescent/ parent/educator populations (see David, Lynn, & Ellis, 2010 and Ellis & Bernard, 2006).

The programs offered by the Hellenic follow the latest developments in the field. Their goal is to help professionals gain a deep theoretical and practical knowledge in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and improve their professional skills.

 

Credibility of Continuous Professional Development and Education

The Hellenic for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy collaborates with the Albert Ellis in New York, USA. The Albert Ellis is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), by the National Board of Certified Counselors and the National American Association of Social Workers.

The Hellenic for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy retains full responsibility of its programs while it is certified as the only official Albert Ellis affiliated training center in Greece.

 

Professional Training Program

The first two (2) years of the training program (Primary and Advanced Training Program in with children/adolescents) is intended for (mental) health and other professionals who work with children/adolescents (see information on cover page). Graduates of the Primary and Advanced Training Programs have the opportunity to apply for the Two-Year Fellowship Supervision Programs (Associate Fellowship Supervision Program and Fellowship Supervision Program with Children/Adolescents). With the successful completion of each supervision training program, a certificate of participation is provided. With the successful completion of the complete four-year program (i.e. two-year training and two-year supervision training) a Certificate of Full Professional Training in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children/Adolescents is awarded. This Certificate offers the professional the opportunity to apply for the accreditation stages of the Hellenic for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy. Through the accreditation, trained therapists/educators/professionals in with children/ adolescents will have earned the title Professionals (i.e., Psychotherapists/Educators) specialized in with children/adolescents.

The Primary Certificate Program in with children/adolescents offers trainees a practically-oriented, intensive and thorough analysis of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Theory on a variety of mental health issues concerning children, adolescents, parents and educators, while the Advanced Certificate Program in with children and adolescents offers intensive clinical training and a deeper theoretical understanding. The Associate Fellowship and Fellowship Supervision Programs offer professionals the opportunity to undertake clients under close supervision aiming at the ethical and effective application of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Theory with Children/Adolescents. Both two-year trainings include additional research and training activities which are presented in detail below in the context of this information booklet.

 

Practicum
Clinical practice is included in both years of the training program (Primary and Advanced Certificate Program in with children/ adolescents). During these two years, clinical practice is carried out through role-play exercises, therapeutic session assimilations and skills with video demonstration, among others.

With the completion of the Primary and Advanced Certificate Program in with children/adolescents, trainees will have the opportunity to apply for the first year of the Supervision Program (Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in with children/adolescents) and later on for the second year of the Supervision Program (Fellowship Supervision Program in with children/adolescents) as professionals who wish to specialize in child/ adolescent mental health issues with the framework. In the context of these two programs, professionals will be able to conduct psychotherapy sessions with children/adolescents/parents/educators/child-health professionals at the under supervision, to co-lead group psychotherapy, counseling and Rational-Emotive Education with mental health professionals and to participate in research and experiential groups through special workshops in the context of the various actions of the Hellenic for as they are presented in detail on the website www.recbt.gr

Indicatively, the Primary and Advanced Certificate Programs in with children/adolescents include lectures, training in prevention, primary intervention and therapy at an individual and group level, identification of warning signs for the development of child and adolescent difficulties and disorders, case analysis and role-play exercises with practice in various clinical skills.

Most of the techniques that will be presented can be applied at a classroom level as well as in a small group or in an individual format. All units of the curriculum are based on the principles of collaboration between mental health specialists (parents, educators, and other child health professionals) and are adapted to the trainees’ needs. Primary purpose of the Primary and Advanced Certificate Program in with children/adolescents (as well as the subsequent Supervision Programs) is the promotion of collaboration between (mental) health professionals and educators.

 


TRAINEES WILL GAIN PROFICIENCY SKILLS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

 

           EDUCATORS           (MENTAL) HEALTH                   PROFESSIONALS
  • Training in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Education with children and adolescents
  • Training in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with children and adolescents
  • Training in children and adolescents' mental health issues
  • Training in children and adolescents' mental health issues
  • Training in children and adolescents' developmental deviations and disorders
  • Training in children and adolescents' developmental deviations and disorders
  • Identification of warning signs on a variety of children and adolescents' difficulties and disorders and early intervention techniques
  • Identification of warning signs on a variety of children and adolescent's difficulties and disorders
  • Learning in class behavior management skills with children and adolescents
  • Learning therapeutic intervention skills with children/adolescents in clinical settings
  • Learning communication and collaboration skills with children, adolescents, parents, educators and mental health professionals
  • Learning communication and collaboration skills with children, adolescents, parents, educators and mental health professionals
  • Πρακτική εφαρμογή δεξιοτήτων και μεθόδων πρώιμης παρέμβασης στην τάξη. 
  • Practical implementation of skills and methods of early interventions in clinical settings
  • Practical implementation of skills and early intervention methods in the classroom
  • Guidance through group and/or individual tutorials
  •  Guidance through group and/or individual tutorials

 

Furthermore, through special workshops, we offer specialized training in:

• the , scoring and interpretation of psychometric tools
• specific children and adolescents’ mental health issues (to be decided in collaboration with the group of trainees).

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Primary Training Program in RE&CBT with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators/Child Health Professionals 

 

Program

During the Primary Certificate Program trainees will be taught:

• The Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of children and adolescents’ emotional and behavioral disorders.
• Ways of developing therapeutic alliance with specific populations.
• Diagnostic strategies with children and adolescents according to the A-B-C Model.
• How to develop therapy strategies for children and adolescents.
• Strategies for changing of dysfunctional beliefs in children, adolescents, parents and educators.
• The application of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in different clinical problems, as mentioned in the curriculum below.
• Theory and Practice of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Education for the promotion of mental resilience and difficulties and prevention in the community.

 

Requirements for Training Participation

The program is designed for mental and health professionals (e.g., psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, nurses, child psychiatrists, pediatricians) as well as educators of general and special education who work with children and adolescents (in public and private schools as well as tutorial centers). Basic requirement for training participation is a Bachelor’s degree in one of the aforementioned areas, whereas, a Master’s Degree in the areas mentioned above is highly desirable.

 

Duration/Cost and Primary Training Completion Requirements

The duration of the Primary Certificate Program in with children/adolescents is 280 hours (100 hours of theoretical and practical training in, 50 hours of research, journal club meetings, writing of the first part of the research thesis and preparation/presentation of a case study, 30 hours participation at three basic workshops every year and 100 hours of individual study of scientific and professional literature review and homework assignments).

In addition, completion of 30 hours of personal therapy is required. The cost of personal psychotherapy services and the workshops and other actions of the are not included in the training’s cost. Prices of personal psychotherapy depend on the therapist’s status (therapist in training or certified therapist) while the ’s actions prices (e.g., basic workshops) vary according to the type of the action (see below for information regarding trainees discount with current membership).

The Primary Certificate Program in with children/adolescents begins in October and ends in June of the next year. Lessons will be conducted one weekend per month between 10:00 and 17:00. The cost is 1,000 € per year, or 111 € per month, including examinations. In addition, the additional training (workshops and other specialization events which are not included in the current training). It is noted that at your enrollement in the program there is a registration fee (50 €) and the associate membership fee (30 € current year fee and 10€ only for initial membership application). The Associate Membership Identity, which is renewed every year, provides you a 20% discount on all workshops of the Hellenic ). There is also a 50€ certificate charge.

Program participation is prepaid during the first week of each month. Otherwise, participation in the training meetings is not allowed until the monthly payment is deposited. In case of credit card payments, you will be charged the credit card expenses.

In addition, at the beginning of every year a one-year scholarship is given to one trainee through a drawing that takes place prior to the first training meeting on a date that is announced in time. The scholarship covers half of the training program cost and is valid for one year (i.e. professional deposits 500 € instead of 1,000 € for the specific year). The scholarship does not include cost of additional training activities as presented above. Basic prerequisite for scholarship provision is that at least 8 people participate in the training every year.

It is noted that a research paper is carried out during both the Primary and Advance Program in with children/adolescents and continues throughout its duration. There is also the possibility of expanding and utilizing the research in the Supervision Program in as long as the trainee completes the full program. The Primary Certificate Program in with children and adolescents research assignment includes choosing a research area of interest and writing a literature review which is submitted in June with the completion of the Primary Certificate Program in with children/adolescents. The research is designed in the context of the ’s Research Group which is supervised by Dr. Demetris Katsikis, coordinator of mental health services, research and training upon discussion with him.

 

Certificate of Participation

For the successful completion of the Primary Training in with children/adolescents you must have completed the minimum hours of participation as mentioned above, have delivered on time (upon agreement) the individual and group assignments that have been assigned to you, as mentioned above, demonstrate successful participation in the written and oral exams during the practical examinations in June, submit your literature review on the research topic that you have chosen and meet the participation requirement (up to two absences every year). Upon completion of the Primary Certificate Program in with children/adolescents, a certificate of participation is granted which verifies that you have completed the Primary Training Program in with children and adolescents.

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Advanced Training Program in RE&CBT with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators/Child Health Professionals 

 

Program

During the Advanced Certificate Program, trainees will broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding in advanced Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Therapy and Education, with children/adolescents/parents/educators, and in relevant clinical applications.

 

Requirements for Training Participation

The program is designed for mental and health professionals (e.g., psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, nurses, child psychiatrists, pediatricians) as well as educators of general and special education who work with children and adolescents (in public and private schools as well as tutorial centers). Basic requirement for training participation is the successful completion of the Primary Certificate Program in with children/adolescents.

 

Duration/Cost and Advanced Training Completion Requirements

The duration of the Advanced Certificate Program in with children/adolescents is 280 hours (100 hours of theoretical and practical training in 50 hours of research, journal club meetings, writing of the second part of the research thesis and preparation/presentation of a case study, 30 hours participation at three basic workshops every year and 100 hours of individual study of scientific and professional literature review and homework assignments).

In addition, completion of 30 hours of personal therapy is required (in case that it has not been completed the previous academic year). The cost of personal psychotherapy services and the workshops and other actions of the are not included in the training’s cost. Prices of personal psychotherapy depend on the therapist’s status (therapist in training or certified therapist) while the ’s actions prices (e.g., basic workshops) vary according to the type of the action (see below for information regarding trainees discount with current membership).

The Advanced Certificate Program in with children/adolescents begins in October and ends in June of the next year. Lessons will be conducted one Thursday per month between 17:00 and 21:00. The cost is 1,000 € per year, or 111 € per month, including examinations. In addition, the additional training (workshops and other specialization events which are not included in the current training). It is noted that at your enrollement in the program there is a registration fee (50 €) and a renewal of the associate membership fee (30 € each year). The Associate Membership Identity provides you a 20% discount on all workshops of the Hellenic). There is also a 50€ certificate charge.

Program participation is prepaid during the first week of each month. Otherwise, participation in the training meetings is not allowed until the monthly payment is deposited. In case of credit card payments, you will be charged the credit card expenses.

In addition, at the beginning of every year a one-year scholarship is given to one trainee through a drawing that takes place prior to the first training meeting on a date that is announced in time. The scholarship covers half of the training program cost and is valid for one year (i.e. professional deposits 500 € instead of 1,000 € for the specific year). The scholarship does not include cost of additional training activities as presented above. Basic prerequisite for scholarship provision is that at least 8 people participate in the training every year.

It is noted that a research paper is carried out during both the Primary and Advance Program in with children/adolescents and continues throughout its duration. There is also the possibility of expanding and utilizing the research in the Supervision Program in as long the trainee completes the full program. During the Advanced Certificate Program in with children and adolescents, research assignment includes composing a full research proposal of the investigation of the research area of interest that has been chosen during the previous year. The research proposal is submitted in June with the completion of the Advanced Certificate Program in with children/adolescents. The research is designed in the context of the ’s Research Group which is conducted by Dr. Demetris Katsikis, coordinator of mental health services, research and training upon discussion with him.



Certificate of Participation

For the successful completion of the Advanced Training in with children/adolescents you must have completed the minimum hours of participation as mentioned above, have delivered on time (upon agreement) the individual and group assignments that have been assigned to you, as mentioned above, demonstrate successful participation in the written and oral exams during the practical examinations in June, submit your research proposal on the research topic that you have chosen during the previous year and meet the participation requirement (up to two absences every year). Upon completion of the Advanced Certificate Program in with children/adolescents, a certificate of participation is granted which verifies that you have completed the Advanced Training Program in with children and adolescents.

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Curriculum of the Primary Certificate Program in with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators/Child Health Professionals


November 2-3 2019:

1. Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Approach with Children and Adolescents: Summary of history, theory, practice, research and developmental perspective
2. Child Assessment and Therapy

 

November 23-24 2019:

3. Adolescent Assessment and Therapy
4. Training in Children and Adolescent’s frustration tolerance

 

December 21-22 2019:

5. Children and adolescents’ resilience and its extensions in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy
6. Depression in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Intervention

 

February 1-2 2020:

7. Anxiety, Fears and Phobias in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Intervention
8. Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and Aggression–Delinquency in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Intervention

 

March 7-8 2020:

9. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Intervention
10. Under-achievement and Learning Difficulties in Children and Adolescents: Applications according to Rational–Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy

 

April 4-5 2020:

11. Group work with Children and adolescents: a Rational – Emotive and Cognitive – Behavioral Approach.
12. Working with Parents and Educators: a Rational – Emotive and Cognitive – Behavioral Approach.

May 23-24 2020:

13. Working with children with disabilities and Parents, Educators, Child Health Professional: A Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Approach.
14. Advanced applications of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in school & medical context.

15. Preparation of case studies and presentation for examinations
16. Preparation of research papers’ progress and presentation for examinations

 

June 2020: Examinations.

 


Certificate of Participation in the Primary Certificate Program in RE&CBT with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators/Child Health Professionals is provided

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Curriculum of the Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators/Child Health Professionals 

 

October 12-13 2019:

1. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Approach
2. Child Bipolar Disorder: A Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Approach

November 30 - December 1 2019:

3. Developmental Disorders (PDD) in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach
4. Mental Retardation in Children and Adolescents: Α Cognitive Behavioral Approach

January 11-12 2020:

5. Tic and Motor Skills Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach
6. Eating, nutrition and obesity disorders, in children and adolescents: A Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Approach

January 19-20 2020:

7. Personality Disorders in Adolescents: A Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Approach
8. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Approach

February 8-9 2020:

9. Enuresis, Encopresis and other disorders in childhood and adolescence (Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Attachment Disorder, NOS disorders) in Children and Adolescents.
10. Abnormal and Deviant behaviors in Adolescents (e.g., pregnancy, sexual delinquency, substance use).

March 14-15 2020:

11. Bullying and other forms of violence in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Treatment
12. Internet Addiction Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Treatment

April 25-26 2020:

13. Educational and Career Orientation in Children and Adolescents: A Social-Cognitive Approach.
14. Assessment and interventions/applications with parents of infants and toddlers.

May 30-31 2020

15. Preparation of case studies and presentation for examinations
16. Preparation of research papers’ progress and presentation for examinations

 

June 2020: Examinations

 


Certificate of Participation in the Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators/Child Health Professionals is provided.

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Associate Fellowship Program in RE&CBT with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators/Child Health Professionals

(EVERY THURSDSAY FOR THE WHOLE 2019-2020 PERIOD)

 

Program

During the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program, trainees will be able to conduct psychotherapy sessions with clients and apply, under supervision, the Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Therapy and Education in different populations with children, adolescents, parents, educators and child health professionals. In addition, they will deepen and utilize their understanding of the relevant research that they have chosen and they will take active part in advanced clinical applications and actions that are suggested by the Institute’s scientific personnel.

 

Requirements for Training Participation

The program is designed for mental and health professionals (e.g., psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, nurses, child psychiatrists, pediatricians) as well as educators of general and special education who work with children and adolescents (in public and private schools as well as tutorial centers). Minimum requirement for training participation is the successful completion of the Advanced Certificate Program in with children/adolescents.

 

Duration/Cost and Training Completion Requirements

The duration of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in with children/adolescents is 806 hours (96 hours of supervision, 70 hours research and journal club meetings, 30 hours participation at three basic workshops every year, 15 of which concerns, 30 hours of literature review, approximately 300 hours of clinical work with at least four (4) clients and writing four (4) case studies respective, 150 hours of readings and/or volunteer work at the , 100 hours participation at the Open School for Well Being and Mental Health and 30 hours of additional clinical supervision support.

With respect to the case undertaking, the following must exist: Associate Fellows assume the responsibility to carry out four (4) audio-taped or video-taped clients as therapists or co-therapists in individual, group, family or couple therapeutic sessions.

The cost of the workshops and other actions are not included in the training’s cost. Prices of the ’s actions (e.g., basic workshops) vary in respect to the type of the action (see below for information regarding trainees discount in the context of associate membership identity).

The Associate Fellowship Supervision Program begins in September and ends in July of the next year. Supervision meetings will be conducted every other Friday per month (the second and fourth Friday of each month) form 17:30 to 20:30. The cost is 1,700 € per year, or 155 € per month, examinations costs are already included. The additional training (workshops and other specialization events which are not included in the current training) have a 20% discount for the Program’s trainees, when they are members of the Hellenic . It is noted that at your enrollement in the program, there is a registration fee (50 €) and an associate membership fee (30€ current year fee). The Associate Membership Identity, which is renewed every year, provides you with a 20% discount in all workshops of the Hellenic ). There is also a 50€ certificate charge.

Program participation each month is prepaid during the first week of the month. Otherwise, participation in the training meetings is not allowed until payment is received. In case of credit card payments, you will be charged the credit card expenses.

In addition, at the beginning of every year a one-year scholarship is given to one trainee through a drawing that takes place prior to the first training meeting on a date that is announced in time. The scholarship covers half of the training program cost and is valid for one year (i.e. trainee pays 850 € instead of 1,700 € for the specific year. The scholarship does not include cost of additional training activities as thoroughly presented above. Basic prerequisite for scholarship provision is that at least 8 people participate the training every year.

It is noted that the implementation of the research paper during the Primary and Advanced Certificate Program in with children and adolescents is expanded and utilized in the Supervision Program. During the Associate Fellowship Program in with children and adolescents research includes data collection in research field that the trainees have chosen. Ideally, data collection is completed by June, during the examination procedure of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in with children and adolescents, but this depends on the nature and research and sample processing of each trainee. The research is designed and implemented in the context of the ’s Research Group which is conducted by Dr. Demetris Katsikis, coordinator of mental health services, research and training upon discussion with him.

 


Certificate of Participation

For the successful completion of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in with children/adolescents, you must have completed the minimum hours of participation as mentioned above, have delivered on time (upon agreement) the assignments that have been assigned to you, as mentioned above, adequate demonstration presentations in the written and oral exams during the practical exams in June, submit your collected data in the research topic that you have chosen (see information for data collection above) and meet the participation requirement of the supervision training (up to two absences every year). Upon completion of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in with children/adolescents, a certificate of participation is granted which verifies that you have completed the Associate Fellowship in with children and adolescents.

Exact examination dates in June examinations, will be announced in advance. Exams will be with examiners-supervisors of the Albert Ellis, New York.

Certificate of Participation in the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators/ Child Health Professional is provided.

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Fellowship Program in RE&CBT with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators/Child Health Professionals

(EVERY THURSDSAY FOR THE WHOLE 2019-2020 PERIOD)

 


Program

During the Fellowship Supervision Program trainees will be assigned clients and apply, under supervision, the Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Therapy and Education in different populations with children, adolescents, parents, educators and other child health professionals. In addition, they will deepen and utilize their work in relevant research that they have chosen and they will take an active part in advanced clinical applications and actions that are suggested by the Hellenic ’s scientific personnel.

 

Requirements for Training Participation

The program is designed for mental and health professionals (e.g., psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, nurses, child psychiatrists, pediatricians) as well as educators of general and special education who work with children and adolescents (in public and private schools as well as tutorial centers). Minimum requirement for training participation is the successful completion of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in with Children/Adolescents.

 

Duration/Cost and Training Completion Requirements

The duration of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in with children/adolescents is 866 ώρες (96 hours of supervision, 70 hours research and journal club meetings, 30 hours participation at three basic workshops every year 15 of which will concern, 90 hours data coding/analysis and writing of research paper, approximately 300 hours clinical work with at least four (4) clients and writing four (4) case studies respective, 150 hours of readings and/or volunteer work at the and 30 hours clinical practice supervision support).

In respect with the case undertaking, the following must exist: Associate Fellows assume the responsibility to carry out four (4) audio-taped or video-taped clients as therapists or co-therapists in individual, group, family or couple therapeutic sessions.

The cost of the workshops and other actions are not included in the training’s cost. Prices of the actions (e.g., basic workshops) vary according to the type of the action (see below for information regarding trainees discount in the context of associate membership identity).

The Fellowship Supervision Program begins in September and ends in July of the next year. Supervision meetings will be conducted every other Fridays per month (the first and third Friday of each month) from 17:30 to 20:30. The cost is 1,700 € per year, or 155 € per month, examinations costs are already included. The additional training (workshops and other specialization events which are not included in the current training) have a 20% discount for the Program’s trainees. It is noted that with your enrolment in the program there is a registration fee (50 €) and the associate membership fee (30€ current year fee). The Associate Membership Identity, which is renewed every year, provides you a 20% discount in all workshops of the Hellenic ). There is also a 50€ certificate charge.

Program participation each month is prepaid during the first week of the month. Otherwise, participation in the training meetings is not allowed until payment is received. In case of credit card payments, you will be charged the credit card expenses.

In addition, at the beginning of every year a one-year scholarship is given to one trainee through a drawing that takes place prior to the first training meeting on a date that is announced in time. The scholarship covers half of the training program cost and is valid for one year (i.e. professionals deposits 850 € instead of 1,700 € for the specific year). The scholarship does not include cost of additional training activities as presented above. Basic prerequisite for scholarship provision is that at least 8 people participate the training every year.

It is noted that the implementation of the research paper during the Primary and Advanced Certificate Program in with children and adolescents is expanded and utilized in the Supervision Program. During the Fellowship Program in with children and adolescents research includes data coding and analysis in the research field that the trainees have chosen as well as writing and submitting the final research paper. Ideally, the research paper is completed and submitted by June, during the examination procedure of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in with children and adolescents, but this depends on the nature and research and sample process of each trainee. The research is designed and implemented in the context of the ’s Research Group which is conducted by Dr. Demetris Katsikis, coordinator of mental health services, research and training upon discussion with him.

 

Certificate of Participation

For the successful completion of the Fellowship Supervision Program in with children/adolescents you must have completed the minimum hours of participation as mentioned above, have delivered on time (upon agreement) the assignments that have been assigned to you, as mentioned above, adequate performance in the written and oral exams during the practical exams in June, submit in printed format your final research paper in the area that you are investigating (see information above) and meet the participation requirement of the supervision training (up to two absences every year). Upon completion of the Fellowship Supervision Program in with children/adolescents, a certificate of participation is granted which verifies that you have completed Full Training in with children and adolescents.

Exact examination dates in June examinations, will be announced in advance. Exams will be with examiners-supervisors of the Albert Ellis, New York.

Certificate of Participation in the Fellowship Supervision Program in with Children/Adolescents/Parents/Educators/Child Health Professional is provided as well as the opportunity for official accreditation (for more information see www..gr)

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BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

 

Chrysoula Kostogiannis (Ph.D., RE&CBT, Ellis Scholar)

Director and Supervisor of the Hellenic for

Dr. Chrysoula Kostogiannis, studied in the United States of America, and holds degrees in (Bachelor of Science, 1986) from Baylor University in Texas, postgraduate degree in (Master of Arts, 1991) and doctoral degree in (Doctorate of Philosophy, 1994) from Hofstra University in New York, in Clinical and School . She completed post doctoral clinical training at the Albert Ellis in New York, where she participated in Post-Doctorate Fellowship Training in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, in 2000. In 2003, she founded, and since then directs, the Hellenic for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Athens, Greece, which is an Albert Ellis Affiliated Training Center. Dr. Kostogiannis supervises mental health professionals, especially psychologists and psychiatrists, as part of their training in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in Athens at other international affiliated centers.

From 1995 until 2012, she served as Associate Professor of and Assistant Head of the Department at the American College of Greece (Deree College), where she taught courses of applied , including, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Adults Psychopathology, Counseling and Schools of Psychotherapy, Psychometrics, Assessment of Intelligence and Personality, Theories of Personality, Diversity and Stress Management. During the period 2012-2013, she was appointed Director of programs at the Hellenic American University/Hellenic American College, where she operated the master’s degree program in Clinical , while during the period 2013 - 2014, she was appointed Chair of of the Hellenic American University/Hellenic American College in Athens, Greece. In addition, in 2013, she established and operated of the Hellenic American University/Hellenic American College University Center and served as its Director until 2014. Dr. Kostogiannis, presents a rich research background, where she investigates the effectiveness of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with diverse issues, including cultural underpinnings of psychopathology, anger, depression, eating disorders and obesity, relationship issues and others. Within the context of Clinical , she is an expert in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Counseling and Coaching with individuals, groups, and couples, addressing psychological issues and promoting psychological wellbeing. In addition, Dr. Kostogiannis works in private practice with individuals, groups and couples with various socio-emotional and behavioral issues. She has collaborated as an external associate psychologist, with business executives in various organizations, for the promotion of professional satisfaction and prosperity of human resources.
Furthermore, she specializes in psycho-educational assessment of school difficulties, including learning difficulties and ADHD, and behavioral and emotional difficulties, and provides services of career discovery and guidance with adolescents and adults. Within the context of School , she also holds extensive experience as an external counselor and consultant at many schools for the last 20 years, with presentations and workshops for parents and educators, on topics ranging from parental awareness of childhood and adolescence issues to specific trainings for parents and educators (e.g.,, coaching, anger management, communication skills, and other tailor made topics). Dr. Kostogiannis, was certified as School Psychologist from New York’s State in 1990, while she is a regular member of the Association of Greek Psychologists (SEPS) and past member (1998) and current international affiliate member of American Psychological Association (APA).

Since 1994, she been in professional practice in the area of Maroussi, with a professional license provided by the Greek state. She is married with two children and she lives in Athens.

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Demetris Katsikis (Ph.D., RE&CBT)

Coordinator of Mental Health Services, Research and Training at the Hellenic for

 

Dr. Demetris Katsikis works as a psychologist and a psychotherapist. He obtained his Ph.D. (2013) in Developmental and School from the School of , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His doctoral dissertation tested and applied effectively a counseling model of Social Cognitive Career Theory (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994) in mid-adolescents, who were screened to be at risk for choice failure in personal and career domains, endorsing a new cognitive-behavioral self-management technique for managing barriers and enhancing supports. He is qualified and accredited to work as a Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapist and he is a fellow of The Hellenic for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (R.E.C.B.T.; Affiliated Center of the Albert Ellis , New York, USA) in Athens, Greece. He is also trained in Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) from the “Monorodi” Model Scientific Center of Therapy and Behavior Analysis in Athens, Greece and in Counseling Process from the Association for Social Exclusion and Mental Health in Thessaloniki, Greece.

He currently works as a psychotherapist and as the coordinator of mental health services, research and training at the Hellenic for in Athens, Greece, where, a) he runs a programmatic research framework of basic and applied research indicating the significance of the construct of (ir)rational beliefs in the human output (emotions, behaviors, cognitions, physiological indicators, wellness), b) he trains mental health professionals to become Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Psychotherapists/Educators/ for working with children and adolescents, and c) he co-trains people to become Rational-Emotive Behavioral Coaches along with Windy Dryden and Chrysoula Kostogiannis. He has collaborated with the School of , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the Mediterranean College of Thessaloniki, Greece and the Hellenic American University in Athens, Greece teaching courses on child and adolescent assessment, developmental , of learning disabilities, psychopathology and diagnosis, and ethics in .

Further, he actively participates as a researcher, lecturer and author of research programs, congresses/conferences and journals. He is also the Editor-in-Chief for the Effective Scientist-Practitioner Journal and he participates in the editorial boards of the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies. In June 2014, his work with his colleague Dr. Chrysoula Kostogiannis on the role of Greek Philosophy quotations in Rational-Emotive Behavior Coaching received the first prize among 15 countries during the 1st International Congress of Cognitive Behavior Coaching in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

 


References

David, D., Lynn, S., & Ellis, A. (Eds.) (2010). Rational and irrational beliefs. Implications for research, theory, and practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Ellis, A. & Bernard, M. E. (Eds.) (2006). Rational-Emotive Behavioral approaches to childhood disorders: Theory, practice and research. New York, ΝΥ: Springer.

Macklem, G. L. (2011). Evidence-based school mental health services: Affect Education, Emotion Regulation Training, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. New York, NY: Springer.

 

 

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