Rationality and Pluralism

The selected works of Windy Dryden

By Windy Dryden

© 2013 – Routledge

272 pages

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pub: 2013-03-07
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About the Book

Leading psychologist, lecturer, and author Windy Dryden has compiled his most valuable writings on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy from the last thirty five years. This collection reveals the thinking, concepts and practical experience that have made Dryden one of the most respected and cited REBT authorities of our time.

Dryden has authored or edited over 195 books and established Europe’s first Masters in REBT. While his primary allegiance remains with REBT, he has published extensively on CBT and the wider issues of psychotherapy.

Dryden’s pluralistic perspective on REBT comes through in such seminal pieces as:

  • The therapeutic alliance in rational-emotive individual therapy
  • Compromises in rational-emotive therapy
  • Adapting CBT to a broad clientele
  • Unconditional self-acceptance and self-compassion

Table of Contents

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. Past Messages and Disputations: The Client and Significant Others. Rational-Emotive Therapy and Eclecticism. Rational-Emotive Therapy and Cognitive Therapy: A Critical Comparison. Language And Meaning In RET. Vivid Methods in Rational-Emotive Therapy. The Therapeutic Alliance in Rational-Emotive Individual Therapy. Compromises in Rational-Emotive Therapy. Self-Disclosure in Rational-Emotive Therapy. Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy: Thirty Years On. Rationality, Outrageous Ideas and Sensitivity. Understanding Persons in the Context of Their Problems: A Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Perspective. My Idiosyncratic Practice of REBT. How Rational Am I? Self-Help Using Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. REBT’s Situational ABC Model. The Personal Therapy Experiences of a Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist. Resilience and Rationality. The Importance of Choice in Therapy: From the Perspective of a, Hopefully Flexible, CBT Practitioner. Albert Ellis and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: A Personal Reflection. Adapting CBT to a Broad Clientele. Dealing with Procrastination: The REBT Approach and a Demonstration Session. Unconditional Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion.

About the Author

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

About the Series

World Library of Mental Health

The World Library of Mental Health celebrates the important contributions to mental health made by leading experts in their individual fields. Each author has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of his career, contextualizing his selection within the development of the field, and showing how his own thinking developed over time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY010000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling