Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: A Reader (Paperback)Windy Dryden (editor)
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This practical Reader brings together the major writings of the past decade on rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT), originally called rational-emotive therapy (RET).
An overview by Albert Ellis, founder of REBT, introduces its theory and practice. The book then addresses preliminary issues such as building a therapeutic alliance with clients and assessing their problems. The bulk of the discussion that follows focuses on therapeutic intervention including: disputing irrational beliefs; activity and directiveness; vivid methods; and therapeutic efficiency. Chapters are included on the step-by-step practicalities of the counselling sequence and process. An afterword defends the tough-minded approach of REBT against the criticisms of a sometimes tender-minded profession.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm
`This Reader, whose articles are skilfully selected and arranged by Professor Dryden, serves both as an introduction to REBT and a highly detailed account of its actual practice... As an REBT therapist myself, I found much to learn from these authoritative chapters to enhance my own practice... I hope this book attracts a large readership within the counselling community and thereby lead to a more informed and balanced assessment of REBT' - British Psychological Society Counselling Psychology Review
`Addresses important issues in the practice of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy... a useful source of information for students and more experienced practitioners seeking an introduction to the method' - The Therapist
`For trainee counselors and those who seek an introduction to REBT, this book is an excellent resource' - Child and Family Behavior Therapy