RE&CBT – Advanced Certificate Practicum


 4-Day Advanced Certificate Practicum

in Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RE&CBT) in India

of The Albert Ellis Institute

Conducted by Self Align

An Affiliated Center of The Albert Ellis Institute

First time in Hyderabad

Number of Didactic hours: 14
Number of Supervision hours: 12

For those interested in attending the Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapyplease click this link for more details.

Course Details

The Advanced Certificate is the second level of training in Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. During these intense four days, participants learn strategies to achieve cognitive change through a variety of styles of restructuring irrational beliefs. Having developed a strong foundation in the premise of RE&CBT in the Primary Certificate Program, the applications of the theory to various clinical problems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger, and ADHD are addressed.

Participants will learn the various irrational beliefs and special considerations when working with each of these clinical problems, as well as various homework assignments to negotiate with clients. A lecture is devoted to teaching clients the concepts of Unconditional Self, Other, and Life Acceptance to address emotional and behavioural disturbance.

Finally, as many clients in therapy bring up problems related to relationships, whether it is romantic, interpersonal, family, or work-related, participants will learn interventions to address the dysfunctional emotions and self-defeating relationship belief systems evidenced in clients. Participants will receive twelve hours of small group peer counselling practising their skills using real problems with a certified RE&CBT supervisor who provides in vivo supervision.


Open to psychologists, counsellors, social workers, physicians, nurses, and graduate students.

The minimum qualification for certificate candidacy -

  • Master’s degree in psychology or counselling;
  • MSW, M.D., Registered Nurse; and
  • Other helping professionals (e.g., alcoholism counsellors) will receive a Paraprofessional Certificate.

Proof of degree or license must accompany registration form.

Participants must have the Primary Certificate to qualify.


Dr Ann Vernon, Ph.D., President, Albert Ellis Institute, New York.

Ann Vernon, Ph.D., Sc.D., LPC, is President of the Albert Ellis Board of Trustees, one of the first Diplomats of the Albert Ellis Institute, a member of the International Training Standards and Review Committee of the AEI, a member of the Board of Consulting Advisors for the Journal of Rational-Emotive Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and former Director of the Midwest Center for RE&CBT.  In addition, she was selected by the American Psychological Association to do a counselling video demonstration entitled Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Over Time: Psychotherapy in Six Sessions. Dr Vernon is recognized as the leading international expert in applications of RE&CBT with children and adolescents and has written numerous books, chapters, and articles about counselling this population, including Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum, What Works When with Children and Adolescents: A Handbook of Individual Counseling Techniques, The Passport Program, and More What Works When with Children and Adolescents.

Dr Vernon is Professor Emerita, University of Northern Iowa, where she served as Coordinator of the School and Mental Health Counseling programs for many years. In addition to her university appointment, Dr Vernon was in private practice, working with children and adolescents, as well as couples and individuals presenting with problems such as anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. She currently conducts RE&CBT training programs at the Albert Ellis Institute and at affiliate training centres throughout the world.  For many years she has been an active presenter, offering workshops on a variety of topics related to counselling children and adolescents, couples, and RE&CBT.

Gauri Row Kavi, MA (Psychology), PGDM (Counselling Psychology), Associated Fellow & Supervisor, AEI; Founder - SELF ALIGN, a RE&CBT Affiliated Training Center of The Albert Ellis Institute.

Gauri is an Associate Fellow and Supervisor of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, and Founder of SELF ALIGN an Affiliated Training Center of AEI, and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the Institute of Coaching Federation (ICF), U.S.A.

Gauri is also trained in other psychotherapies and is a certified Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapist. A Certified Professional Behaviour Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA) from Trimetrix, U.S.A; a certified practitioner of various personality profiles like MBTI, 16 PF, E.Q etc., Gauri also counsels students and professionals on the entry level and mid career transitions.

She has trained thousands of professionals in India and overseas, for two decades. Mental health professionals and students have benefited greatly from her courses in RE&CBT.


  • Dr Ann Vernon – Ph.D.
  • Gauri Row Kavi – MA (Psychology)


Date for Advanced - 29th November - 2nd December 2019

Time - 10.00am - 6.00pm

Venue - Hotel Green Park, Begumpet Rd, Leela Nagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500016


Required Reading

  1. Overcoming Resistance by Albert Ellis, Ph.D.


What is the difference between this training and the one offered in New York? Are they equivalent?

The course content, duration of training and supervision are exactly the same. The faculty from Albert Ellis Institute, Dr Ann Vernon (President of AEI) will train the participants. Additional faculty will be Gauri Row Kavi.

What are the inclusions and exclusions?

The inclusions are tuition, training, supervision, lunch, two rounds of tea/coffee, course material, and certificate. Exclusions are travel, accommodation and other expenses incurred by the participant for the training.

Are there any discounts?

Yes, since we believe that learning should be made available to as many learners as possible. Please call on the number provided to know the available discounts.

Am I eligible?

Please check the eligibility criteria in each section. If you are not in the criteria, you will have to apply for a paraprofessional certificate. For further doubts, please contact on the number provided.

Can I practice RE&CBT after this training? Is this a license to practice RE&CBT?

Certainly you can practise RE&CBT as a psychologist or a counsellor, but you can call yourself RE&CBT therapist only after completion of Associate Fellowship. You have to check local laws in your country about practising psychotherapy.

I am not a psychologist, can I still enroll?

Yes, you will have to apply for the paraprofessional certificate while filling up the form of Albert Ellis Institute. This is for the Primary and Advanced Certificate Practica. For further queries, write to


Attendees understand that the Certificate isn't a license to practise psychotherapy. Attendees will check the laws governing psychotherapy in my area. Seats shall be considered reserved only when a payment is received. The inclusions are tuition, training, supervision, lunch, two rounds of tea/coffee, course material and certificate. Accommodation/travel isn't included. Attendees shall maintain the decorum of the training and shall not audio/videotape the lectures/peer counselling. Attendees also shall not violate copyrights to the printed/online material shared with me for the training. The rights of admission to the workshop are reserved with Gauri Row Kavi. We are committed to a greener planet and shall minimise the use of single-use plastic and paper at the training. The certificate is issued from New York and may take few months to be received at my address and is subject to satisfactory completion of fully filled up application form (you will receive after full payment), supervision, lecture hours and passing the required tests as prescribed by the International Training Standards and Policy Review Committee (ITSPRC). There is a certificate processing fee of USD 50 per certificate for Primary and Advanced that has to be paid during the application of certificate. Attendees will be required to sign a legal undertaking before the practicum begins. If you are being sponsored by any institution/organisation, and the payment approval is pending, you shall pay 100% of the fee from your own account. Once your cheque is approved, we shall refund this amount. If you cancel admission this amount will not be refunded. We regret the inconvenience. The organisers have the right to change the details of the program e.g. the venue, the timing just in case there is something unavoidable. The city and dates shall remain unchanged.