Dr Debbie Joffe Ellis (wife of Dr Albert Ellis) & Robin W. Thorburn UKCP (H)
Present Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) via seminars and workshops and are offering training to psychotherapists and allied health professionals to demonstrate the outstanding advantages of this pioneering cognitive therapy.
REBT, created by Albert Ellis PhD is the approach which brought forth the cognitive revolution in psychology and related fields.
More than a decade following REBT’s 1955 beginnings, other cognitive approaches were developed: often inspired by the work of Ellis and in some cases assisted by him. They include CT, CBT, DBT, and ACT. Continuing to present Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, along with its application to contemporary topics and issues, is the mission of Dr Joffe Ellis who is entrusted with the legacy of REBT by her husband Dr Albert Ellis.
Dr Debbie Joffe Ellis
Dr Joffe Ellis is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Teachers College of New York City. She is affiliated with several major Psychological Associations and Societies.
She worked for many years with her husband Dr Albert Ellis, who was a Fellow in 12 Divisions of The American Psychological Association and author of 85 books. Together they gave public presentations and professional training in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, and worked together on writing, co-authoring recent books, and other projects.
Debbie was awarded a gold medal, along with Mother Teresa, by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine for her contributions to the field. She has also been recognized for her volunteer work with recovery workers and family members of victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City in 2001.
She has a private practice in New York City and also delivers lectures and seminars throughout the USA and across the globe. She is a licensed psychologist (Australia) and a licensed mental health counsellor (New York).
Robin W. Thorburn ADHP (NC) MNRHP FNSHP UKCP (H) is an experienced Psychotherapist and motivator with over 23 years experience; he has successfully conducted over 9,000 therapy sessions and owns the longest full-time Hypno-psychotherapy practice in Edinburgh.
Robin has concluded two books on psychological health receiving a foreword from Dr Albert Ellis who described his work as “definitely helpful and creative…there are many good things I could say”.
Robin has written numerous articles on REBT/CBT which have been published in journals and websites throughout the world, he has also been featured on radio and in newspapers. He presents his British Psychological Society Accredited Seminar: REBT it’s Theory and Practice with Hypnotherapy across the United Kingdom, also a BPS Accredited Hypnotherapy training course and is an Accredited Supervisor with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and is a Registered BUPA Provider.
Robin is a Fellow of The National Society of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy. He has been featured as a Distinguished Practitioner on the USA’s leading hypnotherapy website www.pnosis.com. Speaking about Robin’s use of hypnotherapy and REBT, Ralph Benko the editor said “Thorburn’s conjoining of the two (REBT and hypnotherapy) potentially represents a signal event in the annals of the betterment of humanity”.