New Directions in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy brings together leading figures from the world of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), both as a testament to the work of Albert Ellis and as a reminder of the vibrancy and vigour of the approach.
The chapters in this book, taken together, show that REB therapists are open to broader developments in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy in general and can also contribute to these developments. The book introduces REBT to readers who are more familiar with CBT and locates REBT within the broader fields of CBT and modern psychotherapy.
The book will interest REBT and CBT therapists and more broadly it will interest those in the helping professions wishing to explore what REBT can currently offer them and how this approach can be practiced.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Windy Dryden; Part I: Roots and Branches; 1: Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: A Comprehensive Introduction, Windy Dryden; 2: REBT’s Place in Modern Psychotherapy: Similarities with All Psychotherapies, With Other Forms of CBT, And Unique Characteristics, Raymond DiGiuseppe; 3: Capturing and Making Use of the Moment: REBT-Informed Single-Session Therapy, Windy Dryden; Part II: What REBT Practitioners Can Learn from the Wider World of Psychotherapy; 4: Optimizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce the Burden of Distress Disorders within an Emotion Regulation Framework, Michal Clayton, Phillip E. Spaeth, Megan E. Renna, David M. Fresco & Douglas S. Mennin; 5: Evidence-Based Psychotherapy – Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Beyond: Problems, Pitfalls, and Promises in Evaluating Outcomes, Steven Jay Lynn, Craig P. Polizzi, Damla E. Aksen, & Fiona Sleight; 6: Avoiding Pitfalls in Clinical Trials and Meta-Analyses of REBT and Other Psychotherapies, Irving Kirsch; Part III: The Contributions of REBT to Coaching, the Science of Happiness, and as a Philosophy of Life; 7: Rational Emotive Behavioural Coaching: Present and Future, Oana Alexandra David & Windy Dryden; 8: Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Happiness, Aurora Szentágotai-Tătar, Andrei C. Miu, Diana-Mirela Nechita, & Daniel David; 9: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy as a Philosophy of Life, Walter J. Matweychuk; Epilogue; 10: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Past, Present, and Future in the CBT Community, Arthur Freeman; Postscript; Art Freeman: Ed.D. (1942– 2020), a Eulogy, Mark Gilson
Windy Dryden, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London and is an international authority on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). He has worked in psychotherapy for over 45 years and is the author and editor of over 250 books.