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.
Table of Contents
1 The 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
Martin Turner is a Chartered Psychologist and Associated Fellow of the British Psychologyical Society (BPS), is registered as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, and is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Scientist with the British Assocation of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He is a prominent REBT Researcher and Speaker, and Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University, UK. His work using REBT in sport was featured in The Psychologist, the BPS's magazine. Martin was awarded the BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology PhD of the year prize in 2013. He is currently Lead Psychologist for England Futsal with the FA. He has previously worked with Stoke City FC and Nottingham Forest FC, Staffordshire County Cricket and Nottingham County Cricket academies, and business organizations such as SONY.
Richard Bennett is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, and is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. He has extensive knowledge and skill in the theory and practice of REBT after more than 20 years’ experience working clinically within the NHS and private practice. In addition to his clinical experience, Richard has widespread experience of teaching and training in REBT. He is a Senior Academic Tutor in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) within the psychology department at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he is the lead for the Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Therapies, and Deputy Course Director of the Centre for REBT.
"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.