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The Relevance of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy for Modern CBT and Psychotherapy



ISBN 9781138607675
Published August 7, 2018 by Routledge
134 Pages

 
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Book Description

The Relevance of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy for Modern CBT and Psychotherapy explores the contemporary relevance of this treatment for modern psychotherapy, from the point of view of a leading contributor.

First founded in 1955 by Albert Ellis, REBT still has much to offer the field. Despite this, the therapy has been increasingly neglected by cognitive behaviour therapy and other practitioners. To demonstrate its contributed relevance, Professor Windy Dryden outlines in this book his current thinking and practice in regard to REBT. He advocates its key features of flexibility and non-extremeness, and explores what he believes REBT has to contribute to the discussion surrounding contemporary issues in psychotherapy.

The Relevance of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy for Modern CBT and Psychotherapy is an excellent resource for CBT and other therapists who would like to know more about the relevance of REBT to their work.

Table of Contents

Preface

Origin of works and acknowledgments

1 Rational emotive behaviour therapy: An introductory guide

2 Personal contributions to rational emotive behaviour therapy

3 Rationality: Whither or wither?

4 Dealing with difficult issues in abuse: An REBT perspective

5 REBT and therapeutic goals

6 REBT and acceptance

7 REBT, unconditional self- acceptance and self-compassion

8 REBT contributions to single-session therapy

References

Index

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Biography

Windy Dryden is in part-time clinical and consultative practice and is an international authority on cognitive behaviour therapy. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has worked in psychotherapy for more than 40 years and is the author and editor of over 225 books.

Reviews

The book details the numerous helpful contributions that the author has made over the years - all of which have added to the efficacy of REBT...It is a 'must read' for all those who practise REBT and I would suggest equally important for those who don't practise REBT but are interested in helping people.

Nicola Martin, Senior Partner and Founder of City CBT

This seems to be an appropriate stage to explore the contemporary relevance of REBT.  It has been said that REBT risks becoming marginalized and this book is a timely, convincing and interesting reminder from an eminent practitioner that the REBT approach continues to be very relevant, current and appropriate"

Kristene Doyle, Director of the Albert Ellis Institute

This seems to be an appropriate stage to explore the contemporary relevance of REBT. It has been said that REBT risks becoming marginalized and this book is a timely, convincing and interesting reminder from an eminent practitioner that the REBT approach continues to be very relevant, current and appropriate.

Nicola Hurton, Director of Programmes, Professional Development Foundation