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MUMBAI Primary Certificate practicum of AEI, New York
MUMBAI Primary Certificate practicum of AEI, New York

Mon, 01 Jun


Dragonfly Hotel - The Art Hotel

MUMBAI Primary Certificate practicum of AEI, New York

The primary certificate practicum in RECBT of Albert Ellis Institute, New York. Faculty- Shishir Palsapure MD (Hom), MSc (Psy), Director of ATC of AEI, Asira Chirmuley, Director of Atha centre for psychotherapy and training, Mumbai.

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Time & Location

01 Jun 2020, 9:00 am – 03 Jun 2020, 7:20 pm

Dragonfly Hotel - The Art Hotel, Cts no - 69 & 72, New Chakala Link Road , Near JB Nagar, Chakala Opposite Solitaire Corporate Park, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Society, J.B. Nagar, Tarun Bh


About The Event

Primary Certificate Practicum in RECBT

of Albert Ellis Institute

3-Day Primary Certificate Practicum in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Information copied from Albert Ellis Institute's website

Program:  Primary Certificate in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Number of Didactic hours: 12

Number of Supervision hours: 12

Course content: 

Lecture 1:  Introduction to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)- This is an introduction to Albert Ellis’ theory of emotional disturbance, including its origins and the ABC framework (Activating event-Beliefs-emotional and behavioral Consequences).  Core irrational beliefs (demandingness, frustration  intolerance, awfulizing, global rating of self and others) and the consequential unhealthy negative emotions (anxiety, anger, depression, guilt, shame, hurt) and maladaptive behaviors (procrastination, abuse of substances, verbally and physically lashing out at others, etc.) will be addressed.  The distinction between healthy and unhealthy negative emotions, as well as rational versus irrational beliefs will be highlighted.  Disputation of irrational beliefs, the core of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy will be taught.  A live demonstration with a participant will take place, showing in vivo the application of REBT to a real problem.  The focus of this lecture is teaching participants that in the face of uncontrollable adversity, they have control over their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.  This lecture will look into irrational beliefs therapists may hold that lead to burnout and turnover.

Lecture 2:  Clinical Interventions and Strategies- This lecture will cover the clinical implications of Ellis’ distinction between disturbed and nondisturbed emotions; how one goes about assessing irrational beliefs; the distinction between practical versus emotional problems and solutions; why REBT proposes addressing emotional problems before practical problems; and the prerequisite insights necessary before disputing client irrational beliefs.  There will be a focus on the B (belief) C (emotional and behavioral consequences) connection.  This ultimately asks clients to assume responsibility for their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, thereby giving them control to change them.  The distinction between Beck’s challenging of the inferences, versus Ellis’ elegant solution of challenging the evaluations clients make from their inferences is highlighted.  REBT’s active-directive hypothesis-driven approach to assessment will be taught.  Strategies to get to clients’ irrational beliefs, including Inductive awareness, Inductive interpretation, and Inference Chaining will be taught.  A focus on inference chaining will occur, as this is the heart of REBT’s approach to eliciting client irrational beliefs.  Finally, challenging/disputing strategies will be taught to participants to replace client irrational beliefs with rational alternative beliefs.  The use of various cognitive, emotive, and behavioral homework assignments will be emphasized. 

Lecture 3:  REBT’s Conceptualization of Emotions- This lecture discusses the binary model of distress as it relates to emotions.  A review of the inference themes of the dysfunctional negative emotions (depression, anxiety, anger, shame, guilt, hurt) and the functional negative emotions (sadness, concern, annoyance, disappointment, regret) as well as the respected behavioral/action tendencies will be addressed.  

Lecture 4:  Learning from Errors in REBT- Beginning therapists practicing REBT make a variety of errors, including not being active and directive, not setting an agenda, not recognizing when the target emotion has changed during a session, allowing clients to spend too much time talking about their past, etc.  This lecture reviews the common errors therapists make as well as strategies to correct them.

Supervision 1: Practicing REBT in Peer Counseling- Participants will be assigned to small groups of no more than eight.  An REBT certified supervisor will meet with the group, with participants practicing REBT with each other in dyads.  Participants will be asked to bring up real problems (at their discretion) and each will have an opportunity to be a therapist and then a client.   Participants will receive in vivo supervision of their demonstrated skills.

Supervision 2: please see above description.

Supervision 3: please see above description.

Supervision 4: please see above description.

Supervisors:  Dr Shishir Palsapure MD (Hom) MSc (Psy), Asira Chirmuley 


Open to psychologists, counselors, social workers, physicians, nurses, and graduate students. Minimum qualification for certificate candidacy is a master’s degree in psychology or counseling, M.S.W., M.D., or R.N. Other helping professionals (e.g., alcoholism counselors) may be eligible to participate in the full Practicum but will receive a Paraprofessional Certificate. Proof of degree or license must accompany registration form.

* Please note, that at the end of this training, participants will be asked to complete an exam.  A passing grade on the exam (70%), along with satisfactory reviews by supervisors from the peer counseling sessions will result in the Primary certificate.


Learn from the faculty from Albert Ellis Institute, New York, and director of Morphic Minds, Affiliated Training Center of Albert Ellis Institute, India.

Dr Shishir Palsapure MD (Hom) MSc (Psy), Director, Morphic Minds, Affiliated Training Center of Albert Ellis Institute.

Dr Shishir is an associate fellow, approved supervisor of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, and founder of the Morphic Minds ATC in India. He is also the founder of the CORE emotional Education program for schools. Dr Shishir has been training mental health professionals over a decade and has trained thousands of professionals, non-professionals and students in CBT, RECBT and mental health-related concepts internationally. His CORE program has been successfully running in three schools in Mumbai, India and has won accolades from Antonio Puente', the President of American Psychological Association- 2017, and has reached over 10,000 students and their families. Dr Shishir's training workshops are in huge demand due to his down to earth nature, expertise in therapy and training.

Asira Chirmuley is an associate fellow, approved supervisor of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, Director of Atha centre for psychotherapy and training, Mumbai. She has completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from SNDT University, Mumbai. She has also received CBT training from Beck Institute,  PA.  ​

Asira Chirmuley has worked as a visiting faculty for Masters Program, Clinical Psychology, at Vivekananda College, Kurla. She also has worked as an  expert counselor at Type A Thought, an online counseling platform. 

She is currently working as a consultant at rehabilitation Centre,  Sunshine wellness Centre in Vasai.  


INR 73,500 till April 15th (with the early bird discount)

Thence INR 79990

A certificate processing fee of USD 50 is has to be paid at the time of application for certificate.

If you pay in the account, you can save the 3% portal fee. Else, you can pay using credit/debit card by purchasing the ticket online.

The account details are as follows:

Account holder name: Shishir Subhash Palsapure

Bank Name: SBI Ramdaspeth Nagpur

Account number: 31173635091

IFSC SBIN 0001633

Account type: Savings

Make sure you email the transaction details to with UTR number/bank receipt with the name of the participant. It can be difficult to trace your payment which may result in you losing the seat as they are on first come first serve basis. 

Dates: June 1-3rd 2020


Hotel Dragonfly, near Bisleri factory, Andheri East, Mumbai


Required Reading: This is NOT just recommended reading. This is REQUIRED READING. Please order ASAP. 

A Practitioner’s Guide to Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy 3rd Edition by R. DiGiuseppe, K. Doyle, W. Dryden, & W. Backx

A Primer on Rational-Emotive Therapy 3rd Edition By W. Dryden & R. DiGiuseppe

The REBT Therapist’s Pocket Companion by W. Dryden & M. Neenan

Dealing with Emotional Problems- Using Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide by W. Dryden


What is the difference between this training and the one offered in New York? Are they equivalent?

The course content, duration of training and supervision are exactly the same. The certificate too shall be issued by the parent institute- Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA. Only the CE credits aren't offered in this training. 

2. I am not a psychologist, can I still enrol?

Yes, you will have to apply for the paraprofessional certificate while filling up the form of Albert Ellis Institute. This is for the Primary and Advanced Certificate practica. For further queries, write to

​3. What are the inclusions and exclusions?

The inclusions are tuition, training, supervision, lunch, tea/coffee, cookies twice a day, training kit, certificate processing fee, postage if any. The exclusions are travel, accommodation and other expenses incurred by the participant for the training.

4. Are there any discounts?

Yes certainly. Use the coupon code EARLYBIRDPRIMARY and pay till April 15th.

5. Am I eligible?

Please check the eligibility criteria in each section. If you are not in the criteria, you will have to apply for a paraprofessional certificate. For further doubts, you can write to

6. Can I practise RECBT after this training? Is this a license to practice CBT and REBT?

Certainly you can practise RECBT as a psychologist or a counselor, but you can call yourself RECBT therapist only after completion of Associate Fellowship. You have to check local laws in your country about practising psychotherapy.

Disclaimer: I understand that the Certificate isn't a license to practise psychotherapy. I will check the laws governing psychotherapy in my area. My seat shall be considered reserved only when my payment is received. The inclusions are tuition, supervision, training kit, tea/coffee, cookies, lunch. Accommodation/travel isn't included. I understand that a certificate processing fee of USD 50 is has to be paid at the time of application for certificate. I shall maintain the decorum of the training and shall not audio/video tape the lectures/peer counselling. I also shall not violate copyrights to the printed/online material shared with me for the training. The rights of admission to the workshop are reserved with Dr. Shishir Palsapure. Morphic Minds is committed to a greener planet and shall minimise the use of single use plastic and paper at the training. The certificate is issued from New York and may take few months to be received at my address and is subject to satisfactory completion of fully filled up application form (you will receive after full payment), supervision, lecture hours and passing the required tests as prescribed by the International Training Standards and Policy Review Committee (ITSPRC). I will be required to sign a legal undertaking before the practicum begins. If I am being sponsored by any institution/organisation, and the payment approval is pending, I shall pay 100% of the fee from my own account/card. Once my cheque is approved, Morphic Minds shall refund this amount. If I cancel admission this amount will not be refunded. MM regrets the inconvenience. The organisers have the right to change the details of the program eg. the venue, timing just in case there is something unavoidable. The city and dates shall remain unchanged.

For any queries, write to


  • Primary Certificate practicum

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