The Fundamentals of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: A Training Handbook / Edition 2

The Fundamentals of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: A Training Handbook / Edition 2

by Windy Dryden, Rhena Branch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470319313

ISBN-13: 9780470319314

Pub. Date: 08/25/2008

Publisher: Wiley

  • A complete introduction to REBT, an approach to CBT which argues that at the core of emotional disturbance lies a set of irrational beliefs that people hold about themselves and others
  • Essential for counsellors who are beginning to use REBT with clients - recreates the 'feel'of a training course and alerts trainees to difficulties they may

Overview

  • A complete introduction to REBT, an approach to CBT which argues that at the core of emotional disturbance lies a set of irrational beliefs that people hold about themselves and others
  • Essential for counsellors who are beginning to use REBT with clients - recreates the 'feel'of a training course and alerts trainees to difficulties they may experience when using REBT in practice
  • Covers all the basic theoretical and practical information that trainees need to begin using REBT, with special attention paid to disputing irrational beliefs and helping clients set goals
  • Windy Dryden is the world's best-known and most prolific name in REBT after its founder (the late Albert Ellis), and there is no direct competition to this unique handbook

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470319314
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/25/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the authors vii

Introduction 1

1 What you need to know about the theory of rational emotive behaviour therapy to get started 3

2 What you need to know about the practice of rational emotive behaviour therapy to get started 25

3 Teaching the 'ABCs' of REBT 45

4 Distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy negative emotions 61

5 Being specific in the assessment process 77

6 Assessing 'C' 79

7 Assessing the 'critical A' 87

8 Assessing irrational beliefs 91

9 Assessing meta-emotional problems 97

10 Goal-setting 103

11 Eliciting your client's commitment to change 119

12 Preparing your client and yourself for the disputing process 131

13 Disputing irrational beliefs: The three major arguments 135

14 Socratic and didactic disputing of irrational beliefs 145

15 Examples of Albert Ellis's disputing work 155

16 Helping your client to understand the rationality of his or her rational beliefs 161

17 Negotiating homework assignments 169

18 Reviewing homework assignments 193

19 Dealing with your clients' misconceptions of REBT theory and practice 205

Appendix I Homework skills monitoring form 217

Appendix II Possible reasons for not completing self-help assignments 221

Appendix III Training in rational emotive behaviour therapy 223

References 225

Index 227

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