A Glimpse into the Philosophical Psychology and the Pragmatics of Rebt: A Suggestion by Wessler
McMahon, James, Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies
From a comment by Wessler made in 2007 that philosophy could be at the center of REBT, the article takes a trip down memory lane concerning Ellis and his philosophical machinations over the years. Thereafter, there is explication of Heidegger's work as well as existentialism as crucible for REBT. Finally, the idea of using REBT as common language with a client is developed so that new possibilities are constructed within a therapeutic relationship. This writer's bias toward pragmatism was explicated.
Keywords: rational emotive behavior therapy, philosophy
At a recent international conference on REBT (rational-emotive behavior therapy) in November 2007 in …
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Publication information: Article title: A Glimpse into the Philosophical Psychology and the Pragmatics of Rebt: A Suggestion by Wessler. Contributors: McMahon, James - Author. Journal title: Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies. Volume: 8. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2008. Page number: 95+. © A.S.C.R. PRESS Sep 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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