Kristene Doyle, Ph.D., Sc.D. is the Director of the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI). Dr. Doyle is also Director of Clinical Services and a licensed Staff Psychologist at AEI. She earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology from McGill University and went on to obtain her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University. During her 14-year tenure at AEI, Dr. Doyle has held various leadership roles including Associate Executive Director, Training and Development Coordinator, and Director of Child and Family Services. She is also a Diplomate in Rational Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (RE & CBT) and serves on the Diplomate Board.
In addition to training and supervising AEI's fellows and staff therapists, Dr. Doyle has conducted numerous workshops and professional trainings throughout the world. She has trained mental health professionals in RE&CBT in Argentina, Canada, China, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Greece, The Netherlands, Mexico, Turkey, Panama, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, and throughout the United States.
Dr. Doyle's clinical and research interests include Eating Disorders & Weight Management, RE&CBT treatment of children and adolescents, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapeutic Process, Outcome & Dissemination. She has presented her research at several national and international conventions, including those of the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. In addition, Dr. Doyle has published in numerous scientific journals, some of which include the Journal of Rational Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Journal of Social Behavior and Personality. She is also the external examiner for the MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Dr. Doyle has served as an expert commentator during multiple media appearances spanning ABC's 20/20, Access Hollywood, Channel 2 and Channel 11 News. Dr. Doyle has also been quoted in prestigious publications including The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, & The Wall Street Journal.
In addition to her work at AEI, Dr. Doyle is appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor at St. John's University, serves as Membership Issues Coordinator and Ambassador for ABCT, and is a member of the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Medical Reserves Corps. Back to list