Understanding Psychological Health

The REBT Perspective

By Windy Dryden

© 2011 – Routledge

192 pages

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About the Book

This book draws on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) - which focuses on resolving emotional and behavioural problems and disturbances and enables people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives - to provide an understanding of psychological health. Each chapter looks at an important aspect of psychological health and then discusses it in relation to the REBT approach.

Divided into two parts the book looks first at how people can remain psychologically healthy in the face of adversity and then goes on to discuss how these healthy philosophies underpin certain key areas of psychological health. As such, topics of discussion include:

  • flexibility
  • acceptance
  • self-motivation
  • resilience.

Understanding Psychological Health will be of great interest to all therapists in both practice and training.

Table of Contents

Preface. Psychological Health: From Disturbance to Dissatisfaction and Development. Part I: The Basics of Psychological Health: Being Healthy in the Face of Adversity. Flexibility. Non-awfulising. Discomfort Tolerance. Acceptance. Part II: Psychological Health: Beyond the Basics. Self-motivation. Self-discipline. Resilience. Tolerance of Uncertainty. Self-control.

About the Author

Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY010000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health