Keynote: How REBT is Common To All Psychotherapies, To All Forms of CBT, And How it is Unique.
Time: 16.00 – 16.45 GMT
Keynote speaker: Dr Raymond DiGiuseppe (USA). St. John’s University and the Albert Ellis Institute, New York City, USA
Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
After earning a B.S. degree from Villanova University in 1971, Dr. DiGiuseppe received his Ph.D. from Hofstra University in 1975. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Albert Ellis Institute in 1977. Dr. DiGiuseppe joined St. John’s faculty in 1987, where he developed a doctoral program in school psychology and received the University’s Faculty Achievement Medal. He is presently a professor of psychology and served as chair of the psychology department from 2000 to 2013.
Since 1980, Dr. DiGiuseppe also served as Director of Professional Education of the Albert Ellis Institute. He has trained hundreds of therapists in REBT and CBT throughout the world. He present is Co-editor of the Journal of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Dr. DiGiuseppe has been active in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He helped develop the Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology (1986-87) and served on the Diplomate board. He served as associate program chair (1995), and program chair (1996), and coordinator of Convention and CE affairs (1997-2000) for (ABCT). H e has served on the editorial board of AABT’s Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. He also served as associate convener for the 2001 World Congress for Behavior Therapy. Dr. DiGiuseppe developed and promoted popular convention formats such as the Master Clinician Series and the World Rounds demonstrations. Dr. DiGiuseppe was elected ABCT representative-at-large in 2001. He was President of the Association in 2006-6007. Dr. DiGiuseppe was elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association’s divisions of Psychotherapy (29), Clinical (12), School (16), and Family Psychology (43).
Ray has always been a member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29) of the APA. He received the Division’s Jack Krasner Early Career Contribution Award. Dr. DiGiuseppe served as a member of the Publication Board of the Division from 2005 to 2012, as a member of the program committee, and as a member of the editorial board of the divisional journal, Psychotherapy. He was elected President of the Division for 2014.
Dr. DiGiuseppe has contributed to the scientific and clinical literature with six books, more than 150 chapters and peer-reviewed articles, and hundreds of conference presentations. He co-authored two psychological tests, The Anger Disorders Scale (for Adults), and the Anger Regulation and Expression Scale (for children and adolescents). His six books include Understand Anger Disorders and the Practitioners’ Guide to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy 3 Ed. Dr. DiGiuseppe studies anger as a clinical problem and promotes the recognition of anger as a form of psychopathology. He lives with this wife, Roseanne, a psychology lecturer, has four children, ages 23 through 36, and cooks excellent risotto.