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Psychologist Debbie Joffe Ellis to Host Two-Hour Workshop  

Photo of Joffe EllisEsteemed psychologist Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis will host a two-hour workshop entitled "Preventing Anxiety: The Passionate and Compassionate Approach of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 22, in the Jubilee Hall Auditorium. 

Seton Hall University's Psychology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Professional Psychology and Family Therapy Department in the College of Education and Human Services, are partnering with the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) on this special event. ICP will stream the presentation as a free webinar; those who wish to attend online can register here. The fee to attend in-person is $25 for professionals; students may attend free of charge. The event will be live-streamed. 

R.S.V.P. by March 15 to Willie Yaylaci at or Lucy Vasquez at

Dr. Joffe Ellis is a licensed psychologist, mental health counselor and adjunct professor at Columbia University Teacher's College. She was awarded a gold medal in 1993 (along with Mother Teresa and the physician to the Dalai Lama) for her work and contributions in the field of alternative medicine by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine and is an affiliate of the World Health Organization. She worked alongside her late husband, Albert Ellis, who pioneered REBT. Since his passing in 2007, Dr. Joffe Ellis has devoted her life to promoting and sharing REBT.

Dr. Joffe Ellis is no stranger to the Seton Hall campus. She delivered a presentation last year that also focused on REBT to a warm and receptive audience of students and professionals.

"A great deal of the empirically-validated interventions in psychotherapy we see today are a result of the ideas put forth by Dr. Albert Ellis," said Professor Andrew Simon, Department of Psychology at Seton Hall. "The work of Debbie Joffe Ellis is carrying her late husband's ideas forward, educating a new generation on fundamental components of psychology. It is an honor to welcome Dr. Joffe Ellis to campus and have the opportunity to interact with her directly."

For more information about this about this event, please contact Andrew Simon at or Tom Massarelli at

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For more information, please contact:

  • Andrew Simon
  • (973) 275-2702