Conference, 2022

Welcome to the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (AREBT) International Conference, 2022.

Conference theme is: Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice.

Monday 28th November to Tuesday 29th November, 2022

Our 2-day virtual conference will be held on Monday 28th November to Tuesday 29th November. Conference keynotes and invited papers will be held on Day 1. On Day-2 there is a workshop.

We are delighted to welcome a line-up of international experts in the field of REBT who will be speaking at our Annual AREBT Conference. Each keynote speaker will give their keynote in the Zoom webinar platform. Depending upon availability, after giving their keynote, some speakers will transfer to our Zoom meeting breakout room so that they can answer any questions in further depth and generally discuss the topic. Also an opportunity to meet the speaker.

Booking: Visit Eventbrite to obtain your conference ticket. AREBT members can attend the conference and workshop for free. However, it is essential to book your place prior to the event. If you have any queries, please contact Claire who is the conference administration office:

To visit the conference website, click HERE. This year the social media hashtag is #AREBT2022

DAY 1, 28th November, 2022

Prof Stephen Palmer
Edelweiss Collings
Edelweiss Collings
Dr Siobhain O’Riordan
Claire Parkinson






Welcome to the conference and conference team

Time: 09.50 – 10.00 GMT

Prof Stephen Palmer and Edelweiss Collings (AREBT Co-Chairs)

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan, AREBT Research Centre Advisory Board and IT support

Claire Parkinson, Conference Administration

Dr Martin J. Turner

Keynote: The Rational Practitioner: New (and old) Frontiers in REBT

Time: 10.00 – 11.00 GMT (including 10 minutes Q&As)

Breakout room: 11.00 – 11.30 GMT

Keynote speaker: Dr Martin J, Turner (UK). Manchester Metropolitan University and the AREBT Research Centre Advisory Board


Dr Daniel David

Keynote: REBT in cancer and psycho-oncology

Time 11.30 – 12.15 GMT (Including Q&A)

Keynote speaker: Dr Daniel David (Romania). Albert Ellis Institute New York City, USA and Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania.



Prof Stephen Palmer
Dr Siobhain O’Riordan


Keynote: Research into ‘walk and talk’ coaching: Our first Steps towards Nature Based Rational Emotive – Cognitive Behavioural Coaching and Therapy


Time: 12.15 – 13.00

Keynote speakers: Prof Stephen Palmer (UK) & Dr Siobhain O’Riordan (UK)University of Wales Trinity Saint David and UK Centre for REBT


Lunch, Networking, meet the AREBT Boardspeak to sponsors.

Time: 13.00 – 14.00 GMT

Dr Raymond DiGiuseppe

Keynote: Attitudes that Arouse Anger and How to Change Them

Time: 14.00 – 15.30 GMT (including 10 minutes Q&As)
Breakout room: 15:30 – 16:00 GMT

Keynote speaker: Dr Raymond DiGiuseppe (USA)St. John’s University and the Albert Ellis Institute, New York City, USA


Denise Christy

Invited paper: Professional Standards Authority Registration for The CBT Register: Progress and Implications for AREBT and its accredited members

Time: 16.00 – 16.30 GMT (including 10 minutes Q&A)

Invited speaker: Denise Christy (UK). Accreditation Director/Practice Officer, Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (AREBT)



Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (AREBT) Annual General Meeting (AGM)

AGM Agenda.

Time: 16.45 – 17.30 GMT

Day 2, 29th November, 2022

Date: 29th November, 2022

Nick Edgerton

Workshop: The Management and Expression of Anger Using SPACE: A Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Approach.

Time: 10.00 to 13.00 GMT

Workshop Facilitator: Nick Edgerton MSc CPsychol MAREBT (Accred) HCPC Reg

Date: 29th November, 2022