Internship (on-site and off-site training) is now offered at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI), Affiliated Training Centre (ATC), India, Satellite offices. These centres are operational in Mumbai, Thane and Pune.



These one or two month trainings are aimed at intensive training, practical skills training, personal growth and supervision of therapy of participants. This training was conceived to extend the learning participants have at short workshops offered by Morphicminds all over India and Albert Ellis Institute, India. The internships are also an attempt to offer much more value for money. Participants receive about a month or two month’s training at the cost of around 4 days of short workshops. The term internship is misnomer though, as in almost all internships participants receive stipend, but this training is best called extending training at the training centre as students pay for the training.



Announcing upcoming internships:

Mumbai: ONE month internship at aStereoTherapy. - Starting April 13th May 2017. Click here for more details.

Pune: One month internship at Rationally Yours - Starting June 1st to June 30th, 2017. Click here for more details.

Thane: One month internship at IPH - Starting 1st May, 2017. Click here for more details.

Thane: One month internship at Atha - Starting 10th June, 2017. Click here for more details.

Objectives of the internship:


• Understand the theory of CBT and REBT

• Understand the practical application of CBT and REBT

• Applying CBT and REBT to individuals and groups in in-house and outdoor settings including hospital settings

• Learn how to supervise therapy

• Applying CBT and REBT to indoor patients in a hospital

• Understanding application of CBT and REBT in specialty practice such as Neurology or general medicine

• Understanding group therapy, assisting and setting up a support group

• Getting personal therapy done

• Exploring the scope of application of therapy by conducting community based surveys and experiments

• Personal and professional growth


Internship Structure


The internship is divided into eight weeks with different objectives of every week.


1. Learning Basic CBT and REBT


History taking, cognitive conceptualisation. Exploring the scope of CBT and REBT in community. Visit to hospitals and Company/offices. Taking up one assignment. The assignment is formulating an Intervention plan in area of interest and actually executing it. Preparing full modules of the compulsory individual and common assignments.


Attending CBT and REBT lectures delivered by Dr. Shishir Palsapure (total 6 hours on a single day) and rest of the lectures by Malvika Varma. Delivering small topics on CBT and REBT.


Discussions about Support group held on Wednesday evenings. Only observation. Time keeping and summarising the session to the audience.


All interns will be given 10 questions of CBT and REBT each on the first day of internship. All reading material is available at the Training centres and will be available to read only at the centres. The interns will have to write essay type answers and submit answers at the end of third week of internship. Of course the answers can be written with the books and Google open.


All interns will report to the Internship Director - Malvika Varma.


2.  Practical Applications of CBT and REBT


Taking up part of Support group activity. Eg. Presenting facts about the topic on PPT, (Eg. 5-7 % are depressed at any point in time).


Formulating treatment plan. Intervention, cognitive restructuring. Doing actual therapy on clients: 2 out-patients each. Intervention in hospitalized patients. 2 in-patients each. (It is advised to take up more patients as some will drop out and not be available for follow up.) Formulating complete module of Individual assignment.


3. Follow up of 5 out patients and 5 in-patients


Executing the intervention program for community (Assignment listed in Table 1.) Case discussions every day. Preparing the outcome summary. Presenting the summary.


4. Supervision of participant’s therapy


Participants will also Supervise therapy of fellow interns. Refining your own therapy. Presenting cases, getting feedback. Presenting assignment. Conducting monthly meet of psychologists in Nagpur, Mumbai presenting your work before them. Written test.


Certificates will be awarded only after


1. Full completion of assignments


2. Passing the written test


3. Passing the practical test: (Supervision of two sessions by Malvika Varma for Mumbai centre)


3. Submission of full cases, 5-inpatients and 5-outpatients.


4. The supervision of ‘Golden tape’- Final audio recording of one therapy session by Dr. Shishir Palsapure, or in person by Dr. Shishir. Dr. Shishir may also do a real time supervision instead of the audio recording.


The training calendar is  flexible and can be modified if any participant has prior appointments and minor adjustments will be done.



Kindly Note: Interns will have to explore the educational and medical institutions where they can complete their assignments in a professional and courteous manner, and AEI India will guide them with potential leads, but cannot assure that they will be able to do their work. All necessary support will be given from the AEI India, but Interns are fully responsible for their work.


Accommodation and food: The interns have to arrange for their accommodation and food in case they are traveling to Mumbai  for the training.


Essential reading for the Internship:


1. Cognitive therapy: Basics and beyond by Judith Beck


2. Practitioner’s guide to Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Third Edition


More recommended reading:


3. Beck diet solution: Judith Beck


4. What works when with children and adolescents: Ann Vernon


5. Cognitive therapy of Depression


6. Life Coaching: Windy Dryden




The interns will get a certificate of participation, training and supervision of their therapy from Albert Ellis Institute Affiliated Training Centre, India and aStereoTherapy, Mumbai. This certificate will be helpful to the interns for their completion of PhD, MPhil or MA/MSc Psychology programs. Interns are responsible for checking with their institutions about the helpfulness and validity before they sign up for the internship. The internship certificate is not a valid license for practising psychotherapy, and they have to abide by the country’s laws for practice.



BA or any graduation in Psychology, Social work, Nursing, Medicine, alternative medicine including Homeopathy, Ayurveda. Participants must have completed their graduation before they sign up for the program. Participants who have completed post graduation in Psychology, psychiatry, social work or Nursing are also eligible and preferred. All applicants will have to clear a telephonic interview before they are accepted for the program. They will be required to pay the investment amount only after acceptance to the program.


Investment: This is an intensive on and off site training program where the participants pay for the internship. They will not receive stipend, as they are not working for the organisation but getting trained.


INR 40,000 for two month training at Mumbai


Participants can pay in parts:


Discounts: 10% discount if you are a group of 2 or more students.


How is this investment worth it?


The extended training offers course content of REBT Level 1, REBT level 2, CBT level 1 and CBT level 2 workshops. The combined fee of these four workshops is


CBT 1, 2, REBT 1, 2= INR 48000


Exclusive Supervision besides that done during peer counselling, training kit etc. worth INR 5000 - 15000. This makes the whole training worth over 63000!


Besides, you will get the training and certification under supervision from Dr. Shishir Palsapure who’s a certified CBT-REBT trainer and Supervisor from India’s most reputed institute in CBT-REBT training - Albert Ellis Institute, India.


We can proudly say that no other institution in India offers this content, intensity, duration and credibility of training than we do!



Mavlika Varma is the primary trainer for the internship. She is a CBT-REBT pracitioner, and has completed her Advanced certificate Practicum from Albert Ellis Institute, New York.


Dr. Shishir Palsapure will deliver about 6 hours of lectures for the interns in the first week on one day. He will also supervise one final tape/real time supervision at the end of internship either in person, or online.


To get in touch about this program, kindly contact the respective centres you wish enroll in. Click here.




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