2nd Edition

Understanding Emotional Problems and their Healthy Alternatives
The REBT Perspective

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ISBN 9781032067063
October 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

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 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 sadness

● shame and disappointment

● guilt and remorse

● problematic anger and non-problematic anger

● hurt and sorrow

●    problematic jealousy and non-problematic jealousy

● problematic envy and non-problematic envy

Rather than discussing treatment methods, Windy Dryden encourages the reader to accurately understand these problems and suggests that a clear, correct understanding of each disorder 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 will be essential reading for therapists, both in training and in practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part 1: Understanding anxiety and concern; 1. Understanding anxiety; 2. Understanding concern; Part 2: Understanding depression and sadness; 3. Understanding depression; 4. Understanding sadness; Part 3: Understanding shame and disappointment; 5. Understanding shame; 6. Understanding disappointment; Part 4: Understanding guilt and remorse; 7. Understanding guilt; 8. Understanding remorse; Part 5: Understanding problematic and non-problematic anger; 9. Understanding problematic anger; 10. Understanding non-problematic anger; Part 6: Understanding hurt and sorrow; 11. Understanding hurt; 12. Understanding sorrow; Part 7: Understanding problematic jealousy and non-problematic jealousy; 13. Understanding problematic jealousy; 14. Understanding non-problematic jealousy; Part 8: Understanding problematic envy and non-problematic envy; 15. Understanding problematic envy; 16. Understanding non-problematic envy; Appendix

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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 240 books.