Working with Resistance in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

A Practitioner's Guide

By Windy Dryden, Michael Neenan

© 2012 – Routledge

240 pages

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pub: 2011-10-24
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About the Book

Productive therapeutic change is facilitated when the therapist and client have a good therapeutic relationship, share views on salient therapeutic matters, agree on goals to enhance client well-being, and understand what they each have to do to achieve the goals of therapy. In this book Windy Dryden and Michael Neenan address the difficulties that both client and therapist bring to rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) when either party is resistant to change.

Divided into two parts, Client Resistance and Therapist Resistance, Working with Resistance in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy tackles the challenges experienced by both client and clinician when using REBT. Addressing issues of resistance enables both the client and practitioner to move beyond problems in the consulting room and build a more productive relationship, resulting in more effective sessions and assisting in the resolution of underlying problems for which the client has sought help.

Working with Resistance in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy is essential reading for any practitioner hoping to use REBT more effectively in their day-to-day practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction. What is Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). Part I: Client Resistance. Dealing with Client Resistance in the Bonds Domain of the Working Alliance. Dealing with Client Resistance in the Views Domain of the Working Alliance. Dealing with Client Resistance in the Goals Domain of the Working Alliance. Dealing with Client Resistance in the Tasks Domain of the Working Alliance. A Process-orientated View of Client Resistance. Part II: Therapist Resistance. Dealing with Therapist Resistance in the Bonds Domain of the Working Alliance. Dealing with Therapist Resistance in the Views Domain of the Working Alliance. Dealing with Therapist Resistance in the Goals Domain of the Working Alliance. Dealing with Therapist Resistance in the Tasks Domain of the Working Alliance. A Compendium of Therapist Problems. A Process-orientated View of Therapist Difficulties.

About the Authors

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

Michael Neenan is Associate Director of the Centre for Stress Management, Kent, and an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health