A Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy by Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, Kristene A. Doyle, Windy Dryden,

By Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, Kristene A. Doyle, Windy Dryden, Wouter Backx

Commonly up to date to incorporate medical findings over the past twenty years, this 3rd version of A Practitioner's consultant to Rational-Emotive habit Therapy experiences the philosophy, concept, and medical perform of Rational Emotive habit treatment (Rebt). This version is predicated at the paintings of Albert Ellis, who had a tremendous impact at the box of psychotherapy over his 50 years of perform and scholarly writing.

Designed for either therapists-in-training and professional execs, this functional remedy handbook and consultant introduces the elemental ideas of rational-emotive habit treatment, explains common healing options, and provides many illustrative dialogues among therapist and sufferer. the quantity breaks down every one level of treatment to provide the precise systems and talents therapists want, and various case stories illustrate how one can use those abilities. The authors describe either technical and particular strategic interventions, and so they rigidity taking an integrative strategy. the significance of establishing a healing alliance and using cognitive, emotive, evocative, imaginal, and behavioral interventions serves because the unifying subject of the strategy. Intervention versions are offered for the remedy of hysteria, melancholy, trauma, anger, character problems, and addictions. Psychologists, medical social staff, psychological future health counselors, psychotherapists, and scholars and trainees in those parts will locate this ebook valuable in studying to use rational-emotive habit treatment in perform.

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16 A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO REBT Self-responsibility. Rather than blaming others, the world, or fate for their distress, healthy individuals accept responsibility for their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Thus, the goals of REBT are consistent with its values, which are to minimize distress, maximize the length of our life, and enhance our joy in the process of living. ” Responsible Hedonism The philosophic stance of REBT also rests on Epicureanism. Unlike the blindly compulsive hedonism of the Freudian id, however, the Epicureanism of REBT is both guided and individualistic.

Would this reasoning stand up to logical scrutiny? It would not. Where is the evidence for the statement, “I must be perfect”? There is none, although there is ample evidence that I, like everyone else, am imperfect and thus, in a sense, “must” be imperfect, not perfect. How about “I just made a mistake”? Perhaps it can be demonstrated that I made a mistake (although I’d better be careful not to make a rash judgment here, for it may be too soon to tell whether it was a mistake), but how is a mistake “horrible”?

Although REBT obviously had a strong cognitive component, from the onset of his practice and writings, Ellis (1955) advocated using many types of therapy methods to help people change. He encouraged the use of imagery, hypnosis, group sessions, family sessions, humor, psycho-educational readings, interpersonal support, writing assignments, singing, behavioral rehearsal, exposure assignments, action assignments, metaphors, parables, and cathartic experiences. According to Ellis (1957a), psychotherapy should include any activity that could convince the client to change.

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