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

Largely up-to-date to incorporate scientific findings over the past twenty years, this 3rd variation of A Practitioner's consultant to Rational-Emotive habit Therapy reports the philosophy, thought, and medical perform of Rational Emotive habit treatment (Rebt). This version relies 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 pro pros, this useful therapy guide and advisor introduces the fundamental ideas of rational-emotive habit remedy, explains basic healing innovations, and gives many illustrative dialogues among therapist and sufferer. the quantity breaks down every one level of treatment to give the precise methods and talents therapists desire, and diverse case reviews illustrate the way to use those talents. The authors describe either technical and particular strategic interventions, and so they tension taking an integrative procedure. the significance of establishing a healing alliance and using cognitive, emotive, evocative, imaginal, and behavioral interventions serves because the unifying topic of the process. Intervention versions are offered for the remedy of tension, melancholy, trauma, anger, character issues, and addictions. Psychologists, medical social staff, psychological health and wellbeing counselors, psychotherapists, and scholars and trainees in those parts will locate this e-book valuable in studying to use rational-emotive habit treatment in perform.

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T H E S EVEN P R I N C I PL ES OF REBT THEORY We can condense the main ideas in REBT to seven basic principles: 1. The basic principle of Rational Emotive Behavior Theory is that cognition is the most important proximal determinant of human emotion. Simply stated, we feel what we think. Events and other people do not make us “feel good” or “feel bad”; we do it to ourselves, cognitively. It is as if we are writing the scripts for our emotional reactions, although usually we are not conscious of doing so.

Our successful disputation asked whether it is conceivable to forgive people who acknowledge that they have made mistakes, especially when they have attempted to do penance for a bad deed. With the help of an enlightened clergyman, we reached an agreement that twenty years of self-inflicted guilt was sufficient punishment for the “crime,” and that if Jesus were able to forgive the sinner it was only fitting that she follow suit. Her ability to do so was quite dramatic thereafter, and was followed soon by a long-desired pregnancy!

Ellis was among the first psychotherapy integrationists. 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.

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