Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques

Synopsis

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is practised all over the world and has many therapeutic, occupational and educational applications. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques presents 100 main features of this system, to help therapists improve their practice. These essential points have been derived from the authors' own practice, and also from their experience as trainers and supervisors of novice rational emotive behaviour therapists.

The new edition has been updated throughout to take account of changes in the field. Beginning with an introduction outlining the basics of the approach, this book offers thorough coverage of all the vital topics including:

- therapeutic alliance issues

- educational issues

- dealing with clients' misconceptions about REBT

- encouraging clients to work at change

- dealing with obstacles to client change

- using the system in a creative way

This concise and highly practical book will be invaluable to psychotherapists and counsellors in training and practice, ensuring comprehensive understanding of the REBT approach.

Excerpt

In this book we present 100 key points to help rational emotive behaviour therapists improve their practice. These points have been derived not only from our own practice, but also from our experiences as trainers and supervisors of novice rational emotive behaviour therapists from different parts of the world.

During the many years that we have been associated with rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT), we have become increasingly involved with two major aspects of its development which are reflected in this book. First, we have been concerned to encourage people to use this system in a creative way – one which fully engages the client in an emotional experience. Second, we have been keen to base the effective practice of rebt on sound general therapeutic principles, drawing particularly on recent work that has been done on the therapeutic alliance. This latter theme crops up throughout the book, but especially in its opening section, and our thinking here has been much influenced by the work of Ed Bordin who died in 1992.

We hope that this book, while laying down the foundations of rebt, will also stimulate its creative practice.

Windy Dryden and Michael Neenan . . .

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