CBT Workshops - Meet Our CBT Trainers

Working in conjunction with the Albert Ellis Institute and the Beck Institute in the USA, we are able to offer opportunities to train with international therapists of the highest caliber in the field.

Australian therapists involved in training are experienced clinicians in their own rite. They add the dimension of their rich case experience to presentations and the training of participants.


Dr Dom DiMattia

BA, M Ed, Ed D

Dr DiMattia is a Human Relations Consultant who has been Executive Director and Senior Staff Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute. He was previously Vice President of Human Resources for the Fireman Group in New York. He is Professor...more

Dr Monica O'Kelly

BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, MB Sc, PhD, FAPS (CClin, CEPD)

Dr Monica O'Kelly is Director of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Australia. She is Director of the Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and an honorary lecturer...more

Dr Raymond Chip Tafrate

Ph D

Dr Tafrate is a Professor and the Chairperson of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University where he teaches courses on anger and aggression management, correctional counselling, and research methods. A licensed Psychologist in...more

Dr Ann Vernon

Ph D, LMHC

Ann Vernon, Ph.D., is President of the Albert Ellis Board of Trustees and an international consultant and trainer, specifying in applications of CBT principles with children and adolescents...more

Dr Tania PietrzakDr Tania Pietrzak

BSc, Grad.Dip.Appl.Psych, Ph.D., MAPS (CClin)

Dr Tania Pietrzak has over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults. Tania has previously worked in a range of government and educational settings...more

Dr Tania Pietrzak

Bronwyn Tarrant

MA (PsychStud), MN (Mental Health), BN, BA, DipAppSc (Nur), BCETS, Associate Fellow NYIRET,MCNA, MACMHN, RN


Bronwyn has worked in child and adolescent mental health for thirty years in specialist psychotherapy roles in public, community and private sectors seeing inpatients, day patients and outpatients.

Her expertise is working with young persons experiencing complex presentations related to psychological trauma, eating or substance issues, with developmental or emergent personality problems...more

Dr James Collard Dr James Collard

DPsych (Health), Grad Dip Psych, BCom / BSci, MAPS (CClin)

James has experience working with people of all ages, both individually and as couples, problems of depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders and addictive behaviours...more