Clinical Applications of Rational-Emotive Therapy by Michael E. BernardClinical Applications of Rational-Emotive Therapy by Michael E. Bernard

Clinical Applications of Rational-Emotive Therapy

EditorMichael E. Bernard, A. Ellis

Paperback | October 5, 2011

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Since its launching in 1955, rational-emotive therapy (RET) has become one of the most influential forms of counseling and psychotherapy used by literally thousands of mental health practitioners throughout the world. From its beginnings, RET has dealt with problems of human disturbance. It presents a theory of how people primarily disturb themselves and what they can do, particularly with the help of a therapist or counselor, to reduce their disturbances (Ellis, 1957a,b, 1958a,b, 1962). Almost im­ mediately after the creation of RET, it became obvious that the meth­ odology could be used in many other fields-especially those involving human relations (Ellis & Harper, 1961a), and in love, sex, and marital relationships (Ellis, 1958a, 1960, 1963a,b; Ellis & Harper, 1961b). The evident popularity and clinical utility of RET in different cultures and its increasing application to contemporary problems of living indicate that rational-emotive therapy continues to be vital and dynamic. The growing appeal of RET may be due in part to its essentially optimistic outlook and humanistic orientation; optimistic because it pro­ vides people with the possibility and the means for change. Showing to people how their attitudes and beliefs are responsible for their emo­ tional distress and interpersonal problems (and not some out-of-con­ scious early childhood experience), awakens in them the hope that, in reality, they have some control over their destiny.
Title:Clinical Applications of Rational-Emotive TherapyFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 5, 2011Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1461295068

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Table of Contents

1. What Is Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET)?.- Origins and History.- Values and Goals of RET.- The ABC Theory of Irrational Thinking and Disturbance.- Disputation of Irrational Beliefs.- Unique Features of RET.- Summary and Conclusion.- References.- 2. Love and Its Problems.- Super-Romantic Love.- Obsessive-Compulsive Love or Limerance.- Jealousy and Possessiveness.- Encountering Suitable Partners.- Loss of Love.- Keeping Love Alive.- Summary and Conclusion.- References.- 3. Marriage: Rational-Emotive Couples Counseling.- The Practice of Rational-Emotive Couples Therapy: A Brief Overview.- An RET Classification of Relationship Problems.- Rational-Emotive Couples Therapy and Social Exchange Theory.- Some Final Comments.- References.- 4. Divorce and Separation.- A Rational Approach to Divorce and Separation.- Irrational Ideas Related to Divorce and Separation from Love Relationships.- A Model to Treat the Addiction to an Ended Love Relationship.- Scenario of a Separation without Irrational Beliefs.- Special Issues: Resistant Clients and Those Who "Relapse".- Rationally Replacing an Unhealthy Relationship.- Conclusion.- References.- 5. Women.- Women's Issues: An Update.- Rapprochement between Rational-Emotive Therapy and Feminist Therapy.- All-Women's Therapy Groups: Rationale.- Key Ingredients in RET Women's Groups.- Depression and Low Confidence.- Phobias.- Weight Disorders.- Marriage, Divorce, and Relationship Problems.- Motherhood.- Sexual Dysfunctions.- Sexual Abuse: Harrassment, Incest, and Rape.- Work.- Conclusion.- References.- 6. Rational Sexuality: Some New Perspectives.- The Good News.- Rational-Emotive Theory and Sexuality.- Final Thoughts.- References.- 7. The Psychology of Homosexuality.- A Model of Human Psychological Functioning.- Sexual Preference and Neurosis.- Sexual Preference and Sanity.- Conclusions.- References.- 8. Healthy Living.- RET Humanism and Healthy Living.- Cognitive Distortions in Healthy Living.- Helping People Develop Healthy Living Habits.- Fanaticism.- Summary.- References.- 9. RET and Substance Abuse.- Scope of the Problem.- Virtues of the RET Model in Combatting Substance Abuse.- Treatment of Substance Abuse.- Summary.- References.- 10. Religion and RET: Friends or Foes?.- Compatibilities and Incompatibilities between Religion and RET.- Forgiveness.- Sin.- Unwelcomed Thoughts.- Excessive Passivity.- Practical Applications.- Summary.- References.- 11. Student Burnout: A Rational-Emotive Education Treatment Approach.- When Adults Burn Out.- Managing the Student Burnout: A Rational-Emotive Education Approach.- REE with a Ten-Year-Old Learning-Disabled Boy.- References.- 12. A Rational-Emotive Mental Training Program for Professional Athletes.- The Rational-Emotive Mental Training Program.- Conclusion.- References.- 13. RET and Some Mid-Life Problems.- Work.- When Parenting Ends.- Body Image.- Counter-Transference and the Practitioner's Fear of Aging.- Conclusion.- References.- 14. Rational Living with Dying.- The Rise of the Western Death Culture.- Irrational Thanatology and the Irrational Death Counselor.- Toward a Rational Thanatology.- Conclusion.- References.