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

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Overview

Rational Emotional Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is a cognitive behavioural approach to psychotherapy that pays particular attention to the role that thinking and behaviour play in the development and maintenance of emotional problems. It is a relatively simple approach that is difficult to practice well.
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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
  • 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 British Psychological Society and of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. He began his training in REBT in 1977 and became the first Briton to be accredited as an REBT therapist by the Albert Ellis Institute. In 1981, Windy spent a six-month sabbatical at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, one of the first British psychologists to do an extended training in Cognitive Therapy. He is a Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

While his primary therapeutic orientation is REBT, Windy has been very much influenced by his cognitive therapy colleagues and by the working alliance theory of Ed Bordin. His research interests are in the historical and theoretical roots of REBT (with Arthur Still) and the phenomenology of hurt, the study of which is informed by REBT theory.

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

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

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

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 What you need to know about the theory of rational emotive behaviour therapy to get started 1
Ch. 2 What you need to know about the practice of rational emotive behaviour therapy to get started 17
Ch. 3 Teaching the ABCs of REBT 35
Ch. 4 Distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy negative emotions 45
Ch. 5 Being specific in the assessment process 61
Ch. 6 Assessing C 63
Ch. 7 Assessing the critical A 71
Ch. 8 Assessing irrational beliefs 74
Ch. 9 Assessing meta-emotional problems 80
Ch. 10 Goal setting 85
Ch. 11 Eliciting commitment to change 99
Ch. 12 Preparing your clients and yourself for the disputing process 109
Ch. 13 Disputing irrational beliefs: the three major arguments 113
Ch. 14 Socratic and didactic disputing of irrational beliefs 120
Ch. 15 Examples of Albert Ellis's disputing work 128
Ch. 16 Helping your clients to understand the rationality of their rational beliefs 133
Ch. 17 Negotiating homework assignments 139
Ch. 18 Reviewing homework assignments 161
App. 1 Homework skills monitoring form 171
App. 2 Possible reasons for not doing self-help assignments 175
App. 3 Training in rational emotive behaviour therapy 177
References 178
Index 181
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