Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Distinctive Features / Edition 1

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Distinctive Features / Edition 1

by Windy Dryden
     
 

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) encourages the client to focus on their emotional problems in order to understand, challenge and change the irrational beliefs that underpin these problems. REBT can help clients to strengthen conviction in their alternative rational beliefs by acting in ways that are consistent with them and thus encourage a healthier

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Overview

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) encourages the client to focus on their emotional problems in order to understand, challenge and change the irrational beliefs that underpin these problems. REBT can help clients to strengthen conviction in their alternative rational beliefs by acting in ways that are consistent with them and thus encourage a healthier outlook.

This accessible and direct guide introduces the reader to REBT while indicating how it is different from other approaches within the broad cognitive behavioural therapy spectrum. Divided into two sections; The Distinctive Theoretical Features of REBT and The Distinctive Practical Features of REBT, this book presents concise, straightforward information in 30 key points derived from the author’s own experience in the field.

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Distinctive Features will be invaluable to both experienced clinicians, and those new to the field. It will appeal to psychotherapists and counsellors, together with students and practitioners who are keen to learn how REBT can be differentiated from the other approaches to CBT.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415430869
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Series:
CBT Distinctive Features Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1 Post-modern relativism 3

2 REBT's position on human nature and other theoretical emphases : distinctiveness in the mix 7

3 REBT's distinctive ABC model 15

4 Rigidity is at the core of psychological disturbance 17

5 Flexibility is at the core of psychological health 19

6 Extreme beliefs are derived from rigid beliefs 21

7 Non-extreme beliefs are derived from flexible beliefs 25

8 Distinction between unhealthy negative emotions (UNEs) and healthy negative emotions (HNEs) 33

9 Explaining why clients' inferences are highly distorted 37

10 Position on human worth 39

11 Distinction between ego and discomfort disturbance and health 43

12 Focus on meta-emotional disturbance 53

13 The biological basis of human irrationality 57

14 Choice-based constructivism and going against the grain 63

15 Position on good mental health 65

16 The therapeutic relationship in REBT 71

17 Position on case formulation 75

18 Psycho-educational emphasis 79

19 Dealing with problems in order : (i) disturbance; (ii) dissatisfaction; (iii) development 83

20 Early focus on iBs 87

21 Helping clients to change their irrational beliefs to rational beliefs 89

22 Use of logical arguments in disputing beliefs 93

23 Variety of therapeutic styles 99

24 Discourages gradualism 103

25 Change is hard work and the use of therapist force and energy 105

26 Emphasis on teaching clients general rational philosophies and encouraging them to make a profound philosophic change 109

27 Compromises in therapeutic change 113

28 Focus on clients' misconceptions, doubts, reservations, and objections to REBT 117

29 Therapeutic efficiency 123

30 Theoretically consistent eclecticism127

References 133

Index 137

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