SMART Recovery Special Event Featuring Dr. Michael Edelstein, author of Three Minute Therapy

Free online workshop with Dr. Michael Edelstein on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time
May 6, 2011 - PRLog -- SMART Recovery® is pleased to announce that as a public service event, Dr. Michael Edelstein will join us on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm EST to speak about SMART Recovery and its foundation in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy), as set forth by Dr. Albert Ellis.  This will be a one-hour session in the SMART Voice Meeting Room of SMART Recovery Online. Dr. Edelstein will focus a large portion of the time on Q&A.

Dr. Michael R. Edelstein is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years’ experience and has a private practice in San Francisco, offering in-person as well as telephone sessions, and he is a SMART Recovery Professional Advisor.  He is the author of Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life a self-help book for overcoming common emotional and behavioral problems.  This fantastic and truly accessible book is available through the SMART Recovery Amazon Bookstore links on our website and message boards: Three Minute Therapy.  Dr. Edelstein was awarded Author of the Year for this book, and Dr. Albert Ellis personally endorsed it as follows:  "Of all the books that explain [Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy] in simple, clear, and highly usable form, Three Minute Therapy is one of the very best. The authors include the main theories and practices and specifically tell you how to apply them to your own problems."

Dr. Edelstein is a Training Supervisor and Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. He holds a diplomate in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy from, and is on the Board of Advisors of, the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. He is Past President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.  In addition, Dr. Edelstein lectures nationally and internationally, has appeared on television as well as over 300 radio shows, trains professionals, and has published in psychological journals.  He is the creator of a five-step audiocassette weight-management program, and has produced tapes used for training psychotherapists. He writes the advice column, "Ask Dr. Mike," which appears in the San Francisco Intelligencer.

Dr. Edelstein’s website,, has rich resources and includes a full page of links to some of his past presentations.  We are grateful that he has so generously offered his time to join us.

To access the SMART Room, Register for SMART Recovery Online. Please register in advance.  Once registered, access the SMART Recovery Message Board.  You may also access the message boards through the menus on the main site:, “Online Activities,” and once logged in: Select “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms” – a blue drop-down bar near the top left of the page.  From there, you can select The SMART Room.  (Note: A microphone is not required. You can listen and there is a space in which to type as well. The meeting will be recorded, and attendance and participation indicate consent to SMART Recovery's public use of the audio material. If you have concerns about privacy, you may wish to attend but not to speak.

SMART Recovery is very pleased to offer these Special Events on topics of interest as a public service.  Please share with your friends, family and colleagues, and we do hope you will join us.

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