This straightforward guide introduces the newcomer to the core theoretical principles and therapeutic strategies of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). Starting with the ABC model of emotion popularized by Albert Ellis from the outset when he developed his approach to CBT, the guide then shows how REBT distinguishes between unhealthy and healthy negative emotions. From there it outlines the four irrational attitudes theorized to be at the core of emotional and behavioural disturbance. Finally, the newcomer to REBT will develop an appreciation for how REBT inoculates clients against future problems and teaches them to maintain and extend their treatment gains.
This Newcomer’s Guide will be a useful contribution to counsellors and psychotherapists in training, either in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy or another cognitive-behavioural approach.
"Walter and Windy have done an outstanding job of concisely explaining the principles of REBT in this practical volume. They have captured the essence of Al Ellis’ work in this text. It will be a great resource to psychotherapists and counselors"
Raymond DiGiuseppe, PhD, Proffesor of Psychology at St John’s Universit and Co-Editor of the Journal of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapies.
"This is an invaluable guide to the basic principles and strategies of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT).It is elegantly and clearly written as it describes, through the ABC model, how our unhelpful thoughts lead to distressing unhealthy negative emotions and unhelpful behaviour.It goes on to show how these unhelpful thoughts can be changed to enable individuals to lead constructive, happier lives. This model works well in the therapeutic or coaching arena.It is an ideal resource for trainees or those wishing to incorporate REBT into their therapeutic or coaching practices"
Nicola Martin MSc - Founder of City CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching College, London.
Chapter 1 – REBT's distinctive ABC model of emotion
Chapter 2 – Unhealthy and healthy negative emotions
Chapter 3 – Rigidity and flexibility in human attitudes
Chapter 4 – Awfulizing and non-awfulizing derivative attitudes
Chapter 5 – Discomfort intolerance and discomfort tolerance derivative attitudes
Chapter 6 – Devaluation and acceptance derivative attitudes
Chapter 7 – REBT’s distinctive therapeutic process
Chapter 8 – Facilitating intellectual insight
Chapter 9 – Emotional change follows intellectual insight
Chapter 10 – Teaching clients to become their own REBT therapist
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