Prior to the Practicum: The course is only open to individuals who have successfully completed an Albert Ellis Institute accredited Primary and Advanced Certificate in REBT. It is only open to those with a core professional qualification, such as psychologists, accredited counsellors, social workers, medics, nurses, and clergy, or holders of master’s degrees seeing clients in supervised settings. Applicants must have had five 20-minute session recordings supervised and passed by a Certified REBT supervisor prior to the four-day practicum. This Supervisor must inform Dr Jason Jones, via the Centre for REBT at The University of Birmingham, prior to registering for the practicum that participant is eligible.
During the Practicum: Participants must bring ten full-length (45 minute) REBT session recordings to the practicum for supervision.
Following the Practicum: In the year following, participants must have 20 recordings (ten 45-minute and ten 20-minute recordings) supervised by at least three different Certified REBT Supervisors. Participants should not submit all 20 recordings at one time. The idea is to receive supervisory feedback and build upon that feedback. A list of supervisors is available upon request. When all 20 recordings are completed, participants submit their 21st “Golden” recording, US$100, and their application for the associate fellowship certificate to Dr Kristene Doyle at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York for review by a member of the International Training Standards and Policy Review Committee. Participants who successfully complete all programme requirements will be eligible for Associate Fellowship membership of the Albert Ellis Institute. Associate Fellows may then be invited to apply for Supervisory training.