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 of Albert 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. The volume 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 importance of 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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 647 g
Dimensions: 234 x 162 x 27 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
With its step-by-step approach and many clinical examples, this excellent book is extremely practical, providing clinicians with many therapeutic tools. It should be in the libraries of practitioners interested in cognitive-behavioral type therapies. * Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Notes *
Full of useful therapeutic guidance * Journal of critical psychology, counselling & psychotherapy *