Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is an approach to counselling and psychotherapy in which great emphasis is placed on how attitudes are at the root of emotional problems and their solution. The first edition of Reason to Change was written as a one-of-a-kind workbook teaching the practical skills of REBT.
In this updated edition, Windy Dryden teaches, in a very specific way, the skills needed to use this therapeutic approach in practice in a thorough and accessible way. Each skill is explained in detail, and examples are given of how each skill can be put into practice. These skills include:
- developing a problem list and setting goals
- choosing a target problem and assessing a specific example
- examining attitudes
- dealing with your doubts, reservations and objections
- taking action.
By using these skills in an active way, it can be possible to address effectively emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, hurt, unhealthy anger, unhealthy jealousy and unhealthy envy. This book can be used by people on their own, and by those who are consulting an REBT therapist. It will also be of interest to therapists and counsellors.
Table of Contents
1: The REBT View of Psychological Problems; 2: The Practice of REBT; 3: Understanding Psychological Problems and Developing a Problem List; 4: Setting Goals; 5: Nominating a Problem and Assessing a Specific Example; 6: Setting Goals With Respect To The Specific Example; 7: Examining Your Attitudes; 8: Dealing With Your Doubts, Reservations And Objections; 9: Taking Action; 10: Examining The Adversity at ‘A’; 11: Dealing With Your Core Rigid/Extreme Attitudes; 12: Strengthening Your Conviction In Your Core And Specific Flexible/Non-Extreme Attitudes; 13: Goal Achievement And Beyond
Windy Dryden is in part-time clinical and consultative practice and is an international authority on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. He has worked in psychotherapy for more than 45 years and is the author and editor of over 240 books.