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

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* 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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470319314
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/25/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 1,423,816
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies,Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a Fellow of the BritishPsychological Society and of the British Association of Counsellingand Psychotherapy. He began his training in REBT in 1977 and becamethe first Briton to be accredited as an REBT therapist by theAlbert Ellis Institute. In 1981, Windy spent a six-month sabbaticalat the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania,one of the first British psychologists to do an extended trainingin Cognitive Therapy. He is a Fellow of the Albert Ellis Instituteand a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

While his primary therapeutic orientation is REBT, Windy hasbeen very much influenced by his cognitive therapy colleagues andby the working alliance theory of Ed Bordin. His research interestsare in the historical and theoretical roots of REBT (with ArthurStill) and the phenomenology of hurt, the study of which isinformed by REBT theory.

Windy is perhaps the best known for his voluminous writings inREBT/CBT and the wider field of counselling and psychotherapy. Todate he has authored or edited over 160 books, making him probablythe most prolific book writer and editor currently alive in thefield today. He has also edited 17 book series including the bestselling 'Counselling in Action' series.

Windy was the founding editor of the British Journal ofCognitive Psychotherapy in 1982 which later merged with theCognitive Behaviorist to become the Journal of CognitivePsychotherapy: An International Quarterly. Windy was co-foundingeditor of this journal with E. Thomas Dowd. In 2003, Windy becamethe editor of the Journal of Rational-Emotive andCognitive-Behavior Therapy.

Rhena Branch is an accredited CBT therapist. Rhena runsher own private practice in North London and also teaches on theMasters (MSc RECBT) at Goldsmith's University.

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Table of Contents

About the authors.


Chapter 1: What you need to know about the theory ofrational emotive behaviour therapy to get started.

Chapter 2: What you need to know about the practice ofrational emotive behaviour therapy to get started.

Chapter 3: Teaching the "ABCs" of REBT.

Chapter 4: Distinguishing between healthy and unhealthynegative emotions.

Chapter 5: Being specific in the assessment process.

Chapter 6: Assessing "C".

Chapter 7: Assessing the "critical A".

Chapter 8: Assessing irrational beliefs.

Chapter 9: Assessing meta-emotional problems.

Chapter 10: Goal-setting.

Chapter 11: Eliciting your client's commitment tochange.

Chapter 12: Preparing your client and yourself for thedisputing process.

Chapter 13: Disputing irrational beliefs: The three majorarguments.

Chapter 14: Socratic and didactic disputing of irrationalbeliefs.

Chapter 15: Examples of Albert Ellis's disputingwork.

Chapter 16: Helping your client to understand therationality of his or her rational beliefs.

Chapter 17: Negotiating homework assignments.

Chapter 18: Reviewing homework assignments.

Chapter 19: Dealing with your clients—misconceptions of REBT theory and practice.

Appendix I: Homework skills monitoring form.

Appendix II: Possible reasons for not completing self-helpassignments.

Appendix III: Training in rational emotive behaviourtherapy.



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