A Practitioners Guide to Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy

Paperback | July 30, 2013

byRaymond A. DiGiuseppe, Kristene A. Doyle, Windy Dryden

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Extensively updated to include clinical findings over the last two decades, this third edition of A Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy reviews the philosophy, theory, and clinical practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This model is based on the work ofAlbert Ellis, who had an enormous influence on the field of psychotherapy over his 50 years of practice and scholarly writing. Designed for both therapists-in-training and seasoned professionals, this practical treatment manual and guide introduces the basic principles of rational-emotive behavior therapy, explains general therapeutic strategies, and offers many illustrative dialogues between therapist and patient. Thevolume breaks down each stage of therapy to present the exact procedures and skills therapists need, and numerous case studies illustrate how to use these skills. The authors describe both technical and specific strategic interventions, and they stress taking an integrative approach. The importanceof building a therapeutic alliance and the use of cognitive, emotive, evocative, imaginal, and behavioral interventions serves as the unifying theme of the approach. Intervention models are presented for the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, personality disorders, and addictions.Psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, psychotherapists, and students and trainees in these areas will find this book useful in learning to apply rational-emotive behavior therapy in practice.

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Extensively updated to include clinical findings over the last two decades, this third edition of A Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy reviews the philosophy, theory, and clinical practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This model is based on the work ofAlbert Ellis, who had an enormous influence on...

Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Psychology at St. John's University in New York City. He is also on the professional training faculty at the Albert Ellis Institute and is President-Elect of the Division of Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association. Kristene A. Doyle, PhD, is the Director of the Albe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199743045

ISBN - 13:9780199743049

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Albert Ellis: Foreword to the Second EditionPrefaceAbout the AuthorsPart I Basic Introduction to REBT1. Albert Ellis and the Philosophy of REBT2. Rational-Emotive Behavior Theory3. The Irrational BeliefsPart II General Therapeutic Strategies4. The A-B-C Model and Teaching Clients the B to C Connection5. Getting Therapy Off to a Good Start6. Basic Therapist SkillsPart III The A-B-C's of REBT: Assessment7. Identifying the A8. The C: The Emotional and Behavioral Consequences9. Assessing the BPart IV Therapy: Getting Down to D - Disputation, and E -the New Effective C10. Cognitive Change Strategies11. Challenges to Specific Irrational Beliefs12. The Effective New Belief (EB)13. Emotive, Evocative, Imaginal, and Behavioral Change Strategies14. Problems and Solutions in Disputing Irrational beliefs15. Therapeutic Styles: the What and the Not to DisputePart V The Therapeutic Whole16. Homework Assignment17. Comprehensive Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy18. The Course of Therapy and BeyondAppendixReferencesIndex