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Noted psychologist to speak at Stetson University

Debbie and Albert Ellis[1] copyDr. Debbie Joffe Ellis, licensed psychologist (Australia) and LMHC (New York), will deliver a public lecture at Stetson University on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., on “Experiencing Greater Joy in Life, Despite and Including Life’s Challeges.” This event will be held in the Stetson Room, second floor of the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave., on Stetson’s DeLand campus.

Joffe Ellis will also be the featured presenter in a workshop hosted by Stetson, on “The Empowering, Vigorous and Compassionate Approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). The workshop meets the qualifications for four hours of continuing education credit, approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. It will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 1-5 p.m. also in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building.

“Dr. Joffe Ellis is a psychologist, licensed mental health counselor and the widow of Dr. Albert Ellis, a theorist considered by many to be one of the most influential psychologists of our time,” said Page Thanasiu, Ph.D., assistant professor of counselor education at Stetson. (Joffe Ellis is pictured above with her  husband, Dr. Albert Ellis, prior to his death in 2007.) “Although Albert Ellis died in 2007, his wife continues to teach and present on the practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) internationally. In fact, REBT is currently taught as an evidence based intervention to promote mental health in most psychology, counseling and social work programs throughout the country.”

In the public lecture, Joffe Ellis will talk about the ability each person has to create his/her emotional destiny, to minimize misery and maximize joy. By thinking in healthy ways, she says, people prevent or reduce pain and experience greater tranquility and enrich their purpose in life. The lecture, sponsored by Stetson University’s Chi Sigma Iota Alpha Omicron Chapter, is open to the public, at $10 per person. (Free to Stetson students.) Attendees will be able to purchase the author’s book by cash or check, and Joffe Ellis will be available to sign books immediately following her talk. Register online for the public lecture at Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis’ public lecture.

The fee for the workshop, also sponsored by Stetson’s Chi Sigma Iota Alpha Omicron Chapter, is $80. Joffe Ellis will discuss the history and development of REBT, the methods and techniques, and unique qualities that set REBT apart from other cognitive approaches, live demonstration and group activities. Register online at Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis’ REBT Workshop.

For additional information, contact Dr. Page Thanasiu at https://www.stetson.edu/artsci/counselor/ or call the Counselor Education office at Stetson University at 386-822-8992.