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28 FEBRUARY to 1 MARCH 2020

The Center for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in association with the Albert Ellis Institute is pleased to announce the dates for the following Primary and Advanced Practicums in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

These intensive and highly experiential three day practicums will again be presented in Cape Town from the 28th February to 1st March 2020.

The Practicums will be hosted at the Cape Milner Hotel, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town.

Both the Primary and Advanced Practicums replicate the same practicums as presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus bringing world class professional training in CBT and REBT at a fraction of the cost. Click here to view an estimated cost outline for attending the same practicums in NYC.

The training of cognitive therapists requires a combination of didactic instruction and experiential learning or supervised practice. These practicums therefore involve three half-day seminars on CBT and REBT theory aimed at assessment, case conceptualization and treatment of a variety of emotional and behavioural problems. The second half of the day will entail small group supervision where delegates will be exposed to learning how to assess for, conceptualize and intervene with dysfunctional thinking underlying emotional and behavioural problems.

Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Advanced and Associate Fellow Practicums respectively. The Primary and Advanced Practicums are accredited by the American Psychological Association for 24 and 28 CE credits respectively.

Click here to the Primary and Advanced Practicums for further information.


Kristene Doyle, PhD., Associate Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services of the Albert Ellis Institute; Faculty, St. John's University

Bradley Drake, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.

Jaco Rossouw, PhD., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.


Open to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and graduate students. Minimum qualification for certificate candidacy is a master's degree in psychology or counselling. Other helping professionals (e.g., alcohol/drug counsellors) may be eligible to participate in the full Practicum but will receive a Paraprofessional Certificate. Proof of degree or license must accompany your registration form.

Only those who have completed the Primary Practicum (2011-2019) are eligible for application to the Advanced Practicum.


Early Registration (Closing strictly on the 20th December 2019)

  • R 4 500 deposit payable STRICTLY by 20th December 2019 to secure early registration fee.
  • Balance of R 4 750 payable STRICTLY by 31st January 2020
  • Total amount payable for early registration: R 9 250.

Late Registration (Closing strictly on the 31st of January 2020)

  • R 10 250 per person (Total payable by 31st January 2020)

It should be noted that delegate numbers will be limited to 16 per practicum due to the small group supervision component and delegates are therefore encouraged to register as early as possible so as to avoid disappointment.

Proof of degree or license must accompany the registration form.

Click here for an application form for the primary practicum.

Click here for an application form for the advanced practicum.

Please note that the prescribed text for both practicums is:

DiGiuseppe, R.A., Doyle, K.A., Dryden, W. & Backx, W. (2014). A practitioners guide to rational emotive therapy (3rd ed). New York: Oxford University Press.

The book is available electronically and can be downloaded onto Windows or Mac devices and Kindle. We will also offer the hardcopy at a more competitive rate, the exact details of which will be communicated to those that have registered.


Please view our links page for links to international CBT Training Centers and for links to the websites associated with international CBT conferences.



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