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11-13 November 2016, Counseling couples workshops presented by Professor Ann Vernon

 

Ann Vernon, Ph.D., is president of the prestigious Albert Ellis Institute New York and Professor Emerita at University of Northern Iowa, where she served Coordinator of the School and Mental Health Counseling Programs for 25 years. During her tenure there she primarily taught courses related to counseling children and adolescents and also maintained a very successful private practice where she specialized in working with children, adolescents, families and parents. Dr. Vernon has published 18 books on applying cognitive-behavioral techniques when working with children, adolescents and families, and recently edited the handbook “Cognitive and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy with Couples” at the prestigious Springer Press.

Workshops in a nutshell: The workshops will present intervention techniques for working with couples based upon practice but also backed up by research and tested theories. Professionals will be trained in dealing with problems that couples experience through the life cycle, with a focus on practical interventions based upon cognitive and rational emotive behavioral principles and other approaches such as systemic theory, and will rely upon practical applications to illustrate application of principles. The workshops will introduce worksheets, checklists, or other resources that would be useful in working with couples.

Workshop 1 title: Counseling couples: practical and innovative cognitive, emotive, and behavioral interventions
11-12 November – location, Cluj-Napoca

Participants in this workshop will learn about how to work with couples, with an emphasis on practical and innovative cognitive, emotive, and behavioral interventions. The workshop will address the following: myths and misconceptions that interfere with effective relationships, irrational beliefs and distorted cognitions that negatively impact couple relationships, ineffective vs. effective communication practices, and how to develop a relationship vision and change negative relationship patterns. This workshop promises to be informative and participants will benefit from the numerous strategies that they can apply to their own couple relationships as well as clients with whom they work.
Program: 11 Nov. 15-19; 12 Nov. 9-13

Participation fee: 350 RON

Workshop 2 Title: Relationship Conflict: Effects on Children and Adolescents. Issues and Intervention Techniques

12-13 November, location, Cluj-Napoca
In this workshop, participants will learn about stressors on couple relationships, traits that promote couple resilience, and also traits that negatively impact couple relationships. Characteristics of dysfunctional families will be addressed, in contrast to characteristics of strong families. A good portion of the workshop will be spent on the effects of relationship breakdown on children and adolescents and the roles they play when there is relationship conflict. Specific strategies for how parents and counselors can help young people deal with couple conflict will be a major focus.

Program: 12 Nov. 15-19; 13 Nov. 9-13
Participation fee: 350 RON

Each workshop is credentialed with 10 credits by the Romanian Board of Psychologists
Workshops are held in English!

Who should attend?
The workshops are relevant to relationship coaches, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, family law experts, social workers.

Discounts
Reduced fee for both workshops: 600 RON
IACBC Active Membership discount: 20%
Active volunteers of IACBC discount: 50%

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2016 2nd International Congress of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching in Atens,Greece - 16th-19th June http://www.iccbc2016.com/

 

The International Congress of Cognitive behavioral Coaching is the main event organized by the IACBC in partnership with selected member organization.

Following the lead of the 1st ICCBC hosted by the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the 2nd ICCBC Congress was organizaed in partnership with the Hellenic Center for Cognitive Behavioral Coaching, unit of the Hellenic Institute for Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (HIRECBT)
The 2nd ICCBC was supported by the the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), and was hosted at the Divani Acropolis Hotel, one of the most historical and congress-oriented hotels in Central Athens.

The 2nd ICCBC provided important highlights of the full breadth and depths of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching as it is applied across and within many contexts and settings (i.e. health, education, executive). Scientists, practitioners and colleagues from around the world gathered in Athens, the birthplace of ancient philosophy, to exchange ideas, to forge new and to strengthen valued past networks and collaborations.

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31 oct-01.nov. 2015 - Ensuring Academic Success by Enhancing Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development: A Workshop for Professionals
By Ann Vernon, Ph.D., President of the Albert Ellis Institute

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to some basic concepts that are critical in helping children and adolescents be academically successful. The presenter, a renowned expert in applications of rational-emotive and cognitive behavior therapy with children and adolescents, will help professionals learn ways to help young people accept themselves with their strengths as well as their weaknesses, deal effectively with the negative effects of perfectionism and procrastination, and facilitate the development of high frustration tolerance which will have a positive impact on their ability to persevere even when academic or other tasks are challenging. Dr. Vernon will also present practical information about how to enhance social, emotional, and behavioral development in order to prevent problems that could interfere with academic success. In addition, she will discuss ways professionals can help parents develop and/or maintain positive parenting techniques to foster healthy development in their children.
As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:
a. Identify specific ways to help children and adolescents develop self-acceptance.
b. Identify specific techniques to help young people deal with perfectionism and procrastination that interfere with academic success.
c. Identify specific ways to help children and adolescents develop high frustration tolerance.
d. Explain the basic theory of RE&CBT and how it can empower young people and enhance their emotional, social, and behavioral development.
e. Identify positive parenting techniques that foster healthy development in children.
Dr. Vernon’s workshops are very informative and practical. Her information is based on years of experience as an educator and mental health therapist, where she specialized in working with children, adolescents, and their parents.
 

 

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Workshop Development of emotional inteligence in children and adolescents through Rational Emotive Education 

with Ann Vernon, Cluj-Napoca

31 October 2014, 8.30-17.30
Cluj-Napoca, Babeş-Bolyai University

Workshop Description and Learning Objectives
The purpose of this 1-day workshop was to present a rationale and specific procedures for integrating social-emotional education in school settings using a cognitive behavioral model, Rational Emotive and Cognitive-Behavioral Education (RECBE), which has proven to be very effective in helping young people develop skills for regulating their cognitions, emotions, and behaviors. In addition, professionals in mental health settings will find this workshop useful because of the small group applications and creative interventions for addressing typical developmental problems, as well as more serious issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, anger, frustration tolerance, and oppositional behavior.
Workshop participants will learn:
(1) Specific developmentally-appropriate interventions, based on the creative arts, for typical developmental problems as well as for more serious internalizing and externalizing problems
(2) Core concepts of an RECBE curriculum which can be implemented in classrooms or small group settings
(3) Specific methods of implementing core concepts, including learning centers, subject matter integration, teachable moments, individual counseling, and classroom/small group lessons
(4) A process for developing RECBE learning objectives and interventions
This workshop will be interactive and highly informative, consisting of power point lectures, small group discussion and activities, experiential learning, and application of concepts. Participants will set the foundations to implement the practical strategies they learned in the workshop in their work with children and adolescents.

Workshop is credited by the Romanian Board of Psychologists and the registering fee is 200 RON.
About the Presenter
Dr. Ann Vernon is internationally known as the leading expert on applications of REBT and RECBE with children and adolescents. Dr. Vernon was an elementary school counselor for 10 years, Director of the Midwest Center for REBT in Iowa, and she coordinated the school and mental health counseling programs at the University of Northern Iowa where she is now Professor Emerita. She now works with low income clients in a comprehensive medical and behavioral health clinic. Currently she is President of the Albert Ellis Institute and a member of the AEI International Training Standards and Review Committee. Dr. Vernon conducts trainings in many parts of the world on REBT and RECBE.
 

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1st International Congress of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching, 12-15th of June 2014, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The 1st International Congress of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching of the International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching (IACBC), was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from 12th to 15th of June 2014.

The Congress was hosted by the Babeş-Bolyai University, which is the oldest academic institution in Romania, bringing together the cultural, scientific, and religious traditions in Transylvania. With 21 faculties, more than 45.000 students and academic curricula for different specializations in Romanian, Hungarian, German and English, the BBU is actively involved developing the field of psychological coaching through its International Coaching Institute and European Coaching Center, and supporting the European and International academic associations, like the IACBC.

The 1st International Congress of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching was a memorable event from both a scientific, cultural and social perspective. 
Honorary President: Arthur Freeman, Midwestern University
Congress President: Daniel David, Babes-Bolyai University
Chair of the Organizing Committee: Oana Gavita, Babes-Bolyai University

For details regarding the congress, please visit the Congress website at http://www.iccbc2014.ro/

 

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Check here our May Newsletter may newsletter ici.pdf

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Workshop title: Coaching in the 21st century: helping leaders and organizations surf the edge of chaos

 

Date: 15th June 2013
Location: Cluj-Napoca
Michael J Cavanagh. PhD Clin Psych
Coaching and Clinical Psychologist
Deputy Director, Coaching Psychology Unit
School of Psychology
University of Sydney, Australia

 

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 We have celebrated on 1st of June 2013 both International Children's Day and the first Global Parents Day. 

Best essey on Happy children-happy parents was awarded with a ride in a virtual carrusel based on the Matrix Platform.

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TIME IS MONEY: JAPANESE TECHNIQUES OF SELF-ORGANIZATION


Lecture presented by Dr. Shinji Naruo on 18th of May, Cluj-Napoca


Dr. Shinji Naruo is Business and Management Expert, International Advisor at Overseas Vocational Training Association,and Visiting Professor at Bucharest University. He is member of the International Low Institute Japan, member of Environmental Law and Policy Institute Japan, Member of Japan Macro-engineering Society. Dr. Shinji Naruo has received his doctoral degree in International relation, from the University of Kyoto in Japan. Between his fields of expertise are Transportation economy (Industry analysis and business model design) and Corporate management (Finance, Business model and strategy). He has given over the years numerous lectures as guest speaker on “Management responsibility for the corporate productivity" (International conference held by ministry of economics and commerce, "Productivity and Competitivity”), “Taiwan business environment” (Overseas Vocational training Association), “Challenge for the market economy in Eastern Europe-Romania” (Research report at Overseas Vocational training Association). 

The lecture has presented key features of individual management and change based on Japanese principles (KAIZEN). Also will provide simple yet very efficient tools and methods which can be applied in improving one’s own life and activity as well as others, by adding more value and control towards a more organized life. Japanese techniques were presented for self-organization in terms of managing tasks, time, information, and money (KAKEIBO). The topics are of interest for anyone committed towards improving their self-organization and effectiveness at work, and especially useful for managers, human resources specialists, psychology professionals (clinical psychologists, industrial/organizational psychologists, counseling psychologists, and psychotherapists) who can use the provided tools and methods in their practice.

The lecture was organized by the International Coaching Institute (www.international-coaching.org), Babes-Bolyai University, in collaboration with the Romanian Association for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapies (APCCR; www.psihoterapiecbt.ro).

The lecture was free for the students of the Master programs of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at Babes-Bolyai University (http://www.clinicalpsychology.ro/didactic/nivel-master/). 

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Prescriptive Executive Coaching Fundamentals Training

Arthur Freeman, Ed.D. and Oana Gavita, Ph.D.
February 24 -26, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

Executive coaching (EC) has become a practical, competency-based, and action oriented model for helping individuals at virtually every level of management to have greater success and a more positive impact on their work, those with whom they work, and on their personal lives. Most EC is done from the theoretical perspectives of the psychodynamic, Rogerian, Systemic or even Neurolinguistic Programming. Few if any books, programs, courses or papers have promulgated a cognitive behavioral coaching perspective. The present workshop has grown out of a confluence of work and ideas that merge the “action impact” nature of executive coaching with a theoretical and applied model that has grown out of cognitive behavioral theory and therapy (CBT) and been transformed into Cognitive behavioral Behavioral Coaching (CBC).

Program Content (Main Topics)

•Understanding the basic theory, philosophy, and conceptual framework of the Cognitive Behavioral model.
•Moving from CBT to Cognitive Behavioral Coaching (CBC)
•The model and ethics of Executive Coaching
•The Prescriptive Executive Coaching Model
•Assessment and the Prescriptive Profile
•Applications of the PEC model to executive coaching work
•The future of PEC

The attendees have received certification from International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching and 16.5 Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) credits from the International Coach Federation.

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Cognitive Behavioral Coaching: Rational Effectiveness Training Approach to Organizational Development

*Online participation option available!

Ongoing enrollment

Trainer was Dominic DiMattia, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at University of Bridgeport, SUA. Dr. DiMattia is currently collaborating as onsultant with Schouten & Nelissen Netherlands, and is trainer at CBT Australia. He was a vice-president of Human Resources for the Fireman Group in New York, Executive Director and Senior Staff Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, and has written numerous journal articles and conducted hundreds of workshops and seminars as a corporate consultant and mental health trainer. A member of the American Psychological Association, he has presented papers, lectures, and workshops in Australia, the United States, and Europe.
About this course
The International Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching in collaboration with the International Coaching Institute at Babes-Bolyai University organized a 1 day training course in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on the 8th of June in Bucharest. 

This course was also attended via online participation and was designed to enhance  coaching knowledge, insight and toolsets pf professionals. During the course, Professor Ph.D. Dominic DiMattia has introduced participants to the main techniques of the cognitive-behavioral coaching for helping managers and employees to increase their emotional intelligence and performance.

 

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Fundamental Techniques of Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching
 

was a one day workshop held in 22nd September 2011 Cluj-Napoca Romania. 

Trainer for the workshop was Dominic DiMattia, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at University of Bridgeport, SUA. Dr. DiMattia was a vice-president of Human Resources for the Fireman Group in New York, has been Executive Director and Senior Staff Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, and has written numerous journal articles and conducted hundreds of workshops and seminars as a corporate consultant and mental health trainer. A member of the American Psychological Association, he has presented papers, lectures, and workshops in United States, Australia, and Europe.

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The International Coaching Institute at Babes-Bolyai University           

POST-GRADUATE ACADEMIC COURSES IN COACHING

 Over 200 professionals attended the course during its three editions.

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WORKSHOPS ON CORPORATE COACHING

International Coaching Institute has organized on 20th and 21th of May 2010 two workshops on corporate coaching for enhancing performance through building strengths and resiliency: Functional Analysis and Motivational Enhancement  and Behavioral Activation for Performance

Trainer was Prof. Ph.D. Carl Lejuez, Maryland University and visiting associate professor at Yale University. Professor Carl Lejuez is the founder and current director of the Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research, at the Department of Psychology, Maryland University. He is a worldwide expert in behavioral activation interventions and has published over 140 research articles and book chapters on this topic and related areas (e.g. risk taking behavior, mood regulation and personality).
The workshops were designed for professionals in psychology, HR professionals/ managers, professionals in economical sciences, business, sociology, medicine, and also to people interested in the coaching field or interested in personal development and performance.

 

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 JAPANESE MANAGEMENT


Lecture presented in 29th May 2010, 9.00-12.00, Cluj-Napoca by Dr. Shinji Naruo, Business and Management, Expert, Member of International Low Institute. Japan, Member of Environmental law and policy Institute. Japan, Member of Japan Macro-engineering society. Japan, International Advisor, Overseas Vocational Training Association, Visiting Professor Bucharest University

Mr. Shinji Naruo has received his doctor degree in International relation, from the University of Kyoto in Japan. Between his fields of expertise are Transportation economy (Industry analysis and business model design) and Corporate management (Finance, Business model and strategy). He has given over the years numerous lectures as guest speaker on “Management responsibility for the corporate productivity" (International conference held by ministry of economics and commerce, "PRODUCTIVITY AND COMPETITIVITY”), “Taiwan business environment” (Overseas Vocational training Association), “Challenge for the market economy in Eastern Europe-Romania” (Research report at Overseas Vocational training Association). 

Mr. Naruo has lectured on the key features of Individual Management. The lecture will provide simple and very efficient tools and methods which can be applied in improving own life and activity as well as other’s, by adding more value and control towards a more efficient, fulfilled life. The topics are also of interest for psychology professionals who can use the provided tools and methods in their practice.
o What is the Management?
o Goal management at first.
o Task management
o Time management
o Information management
• Money management (KAKEIBO)

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International Coaching Institute hosted Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching Workshop in September 2009

Cognitive Behavioral Coaching: Rational Effectiveness Training Approach to Organizational Development

The three days intensive Workshop is accredited by Babes-Bolyai University and Romanian Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapies, a representative of the Albert Ellis Institute, USA.

Principal Trainer: Dr. Dominic DiMattia, Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Human Resources at the University of Bridgeport. Dr. DiMattia is a Human Relations Consultant and has been Executive Director and Senior Staff Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute, USA. He was a vice-president of Human Resources for the Fireman Group in New York and he has written numerous journal articles and conducted hundreds of workshops and seminars as a corporate consultant and mental health trainer. A member of the American Psychological Association, he has presented papers, lectures, and workshops in Australia, the United States, and Europe.

This workshop was an opportunity to learn how to use coaching for increasing personal productivity and get success in the workplace. The objective of this course is to introduce to you the main principles of Rational Effectiveness Training as a modality of organizational development. During this workshop you will learn about are the major rigid beliefs that make people ineffective and practice modalities of changing them in the coaching sessions. Also, at the end of the course, you will be able to identify the self-defeating emotions and behaviors that sabotage corporate performance, which are their mechanisms and how to change them by changing their mechanisms in order to improve your performance and your client’s/ team performance. The curse will give you the opportunity to learn from practical demonstrations and practice yourself the new skills trough exercises and role-plays in which you will be able to take the coach and client perspective.

Workshop Description: This was the first cognitive-behavioral coaching training in Romania, evidence-based oriented, open to professionals and para-professionals interested in developing their abilities to change human cognitions and behaviors in order to improve the individual and organizational performance and work-related quality of life. Theoretical analyses (during morning sessions) and practical exercises (during afternoon sessions) have introduced the participants to the basics of cognitive and behavioral modifications, helping them to elaborate specific interventions for individuals and groups, to improve work efficiency and work-related well-being.
Basic references:
• DiMattia, D. (1990). Rational Effectiveness Training: Increasing Productivity at Work. Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy, New York.
• DiMattia, D. & Jzermans, T. (1996). Reaching Their Minds. A trainer’s manual for Rational Effectiveness Training. Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy, New York.
• DiMattia, D. (2007). Coaching cognitiv-comporrtamental in organizatii; Antrenamentul eficientei rationale. Editura ASCR, Cluj-Napoca.