2nd Edition

Understanding Emotional Problems and their Healthy Alternatives The REBT Perspective

By Windy Dryden Copyright 2022
    242 Pages
    by Routledge

    242 Pages
    by Routledge

    Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is an approach to counselling and psychotherapy rooted in the CBT tradition, and one that has a distinctive perspective on emotional problems.

    Understanding Emotional Problems and their Healthy Alternatives provides an accurate understanding of the REBT perspective on eight major emotional problems for which help is sought and their healthy alternatives:

    ● anxiety and concern

    ● depression and sadness

    ● shame and disappointment

    ● guilt and remorse

    ● unhealthy anger and healthy anger

    ● hurt and sorrow

    ●    unhealthy jealousy and healthy jealousy

    ● unhealthy envy and healthy envy.

    Rather than discussing treatment methods, Windy Dryden encourages the reader to understand these problems accurately and suggests that doing so will provide a firm foundation for effective treatment. This new edition, updated throughout, reflects the increased interest in helping clients work towards 'healthy negative emotions'.

    Understanding Emotional Problems and their Healthy Alternatives will be essential reading for therapists, both in training and in practice.

    Preface; Part 1: Anxiety and concern; 1. Understanding anxiety; 2. Understanding concern; Part 2: Depression and sadness; 3. Understanding depression; 4. Understanding sadness; Part 3: Shame and disappointment; 5. Understanding shame; 6. Understanding disappointment; Part 4: Guilt and remorse; 7. Understanding guilt; 8. Understanding remorse; Part 5: Unhealthy anger and healthy anger; 9. Understanding unhealthy anger; 10. Understanding healthy anger; Part 6: Hurt and sorrow; 11. Understanding hurt; 12. Understanding sorrow; Part 7: Understanding unhealthy jealousy and healthy jealousy; 13. Understanding unhealthy jealousy; 14. Understanding healthy jealousy; Part 8: Unhealthy envy and healthy envy; 15. Understanding unhealthy envy; 16. Understanding healthy envy; Appendix; Index 


    Windy Dryden, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London and is an international authority on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). He has worked in psychotherapy for over 45 years and is the author and editor of over 250 books.