Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is one of the most widely used counselling approaches in the world and is one of the original forms of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Sport and Exercise is the first and only book to date to examine the use of REBT in sport and exercise.
It brings together leading international experts and practitioners to reflect on the use of REBT in sport and exercise, and examine the techniques used. Each chapter contains a case study, contextualising theory into practice, giving a rare and detailed insight into the use of REBT across a diverse range of issues. Some of the topics covered include:
• the theory and practice of REBT
• REBT intervention for competition anxiety
• the use of REBT interventions in Paralympic soccer
• the use of REBT in managing injury and loss
• using REBT to address symptoms of exercise dependence
• REBT intervention to improve low frustration tolerance
Offering an invaluable insight into the practical application of REBT, this book is essential reading for undergraduates, postgraduates, trainee and qualified sport and exercise psychologists, and counsellors wishing to move into sport and exercise.
"Mental health issues in athletes is a growing area of concern. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Sport and Exercise is a good book, that is well explained, evidence-based, and practical. Case-studies give a feel to how this therapy works in practice." Professor Andy Lane, HCPC Registered Psychologist, Director of Research Excellence and Associate Dean at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
"As a sport psychologist I use several frameworks to help sports participants manage themselves better in and out of the competitive arena. This book has become one of my go-to resources when I want to explore an REBT approach with a client. Each chapter offers evidence based solutions brought to life through case studies and an engaging text." Dan Abrahams, HCPC Registered sport psychologist, best-selling author, and host of The Sport Psych Show podcast.
1The Use of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in Sport and Exercise: An Introduction
Martin Turner & Richard Bennett
2 The Theory and Practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Richard Bennett & Martin Turner
3 A Short-Term Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Intervention for Competition Anxiety with a Trampoline Gymnast
4 Anxiety, Unhealthy Jealousy, and Exercise Avoidance: A Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Intervention
5 "It Will be the End of the World If We Don’t Win This Game": Exploring the Use of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Interventions in Paralympic Soccer
6 Managing Injury and Loss: The Use of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) with a Collegiate Football Player
Angela Breitmeyer & Oana David
7 The Use of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to Address Symptoms of Exercise Dependence
8 Mixed Martial Arts and the Paradox Between Self-Improvement and Self-Acceptance: A Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Intervention
9 The Use of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) with an Anxious Sub-Elite Fencer
10 Rebounding from Injury and Increasing Performance with Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
11 A Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Intervention to Improve Low Frustration Tolerance in an Elite Table Tennis Player
Gangyan Si & Chun-Qing Zhang
12 Applying Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Resilience ‘Credos’ with a South East Asian Elite Squash Player
13 Delivering Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Education in Youth Rugby Union
Aaron Phelps-Naqvi & Jonathan Katz
14 "Is it Really That Bad?": A Case-Study Applying Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) with an Elite Youth Tennis Player
Andrew Wood & Charlotte Woodcock
15 "It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)": The Use of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to Increase Function and Reduce Irrational Beliefs of an Injured Athlete
Robert Morris, David Tod, & Martin Eubank
16 Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to Combat Performance Debilitating Unhealthy Anxiety in an International Level Karateka
This series offers a forum for original and cutting edge research exploring the latest ideas and issues in the psychology of sport, exercise and physical activity. Books within the series showcase the work of well-established and emerging scholars from around the world, offering an international perspective on topical and emerging areas of interest in the field. This series aims to drive forward academic debate and bridge the gap between theory and practice, encouraging critical thinking and reflection among students, academics and practitioners.