2nd Edition

Dealing with Emotional Problems Using Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) A Practitioner's Guide

By Windy Dryden Copyright 2024
    390 Pages
    by Routledge

    390 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this practical companion to the client manual, Windy Dryden draws on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) – an approach that focuses on identifying, examining and changing the rigid/extreme attitudes that largely determine emotional and behavioural issues – to encourage people to deal with their emotional problems.


    Including all of the information presented in the Client’s Guide with the addition of helpful hints and tips for the therapist, the Practitioner’s Guide is straightforward to use in the consulting room with no need for further references. It allows the therapist to work through and help the client learn to deal with their problems from an REBT perspective, covering:

    • anxiety

    • depression

    • guilt

    • shame

    • hurt

    • unhealthy anger

    • unhealthy jealousy

    • unhealthy envy

    • and a new chapter on unhealthy regret.


    This practical guide presents each emotion in a similar way, allowing the reader to compare and contrast common and distinctive features of each problem.


    With new REBT research and updated, accessible terminology, this new edition will remain essential reading for any professional using REBT with their client.


    1 Emotional problems: foundations and healthy alternatives 2 Dealing with anxiety 3 Dealing with depression 4 Dealing with guilt 5 Dealing with unhealthy regret 6 Dealing with shame 7 Dealing with hurt 8 Dealing with unhealthy anger 9 Dealing with unhealthy jealousy 10 Dealing with unhealthy envy References Appendices


    Windy Dryden is in clinical and consultative practice and is an international authority on Single-Session Therapy. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London. He has worked in psychotherapy for more than 45 years and is the author or editor of over 265 books.