* A complete introduction to REBT, an approach to CBT which argues that at the core of emotional disturbance lies a set of irrational beliefs that people hold about themselves and others * Essential for counsellors who are beginning to use REBT with clients - recreates the 'feel'of a training course and alerts trainees to difficulties they may experience when using REBT in practice * Covers all the basic theoretical and practical information that trainees need to begin using REBT, with special attention paid to disputing irrational beliefs and helping clients set goals * Windy Dryden is the world's best-known and most prolific name in REBT after its founder (the late Albert Ellis), and there is no direct competition to this unique handbook
About the Authors. Introduction. Chapter 1: What you need to know about the theory of rational emotive behaviour therapy to get started. Chapter 2: What you need to know about the practice of rational emotive behaviour therapy to get started. Chapter 3: Teaching the "ABC"'s of REBT. Chapter 4: Distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy negative emotions. Chapter 5: Being specific in the assessment process. Chapter 6: Assessing "C". Chapter 7: Assessing the "critical A". Chapter 8: Assessing irrational beliefs. Chapter 9: Assessing meta-emotional problems. Chapter 10: Goal-setting. Chapter 11: Eliciting commitment to change. Chapter 12: Preparing your clients for the disputing process. Chapter 13: Disputing irrational beliefs: The three major arguments. Chapter 14: Socratic and didactic disputing of irrational beliefs. Chapter 15: Examples of Albert Ellis's disputing work. Chapter 16: Helping your clients to understand the rationality of their rational beliefs. Chapter 17: Negotiating homework assignments. Chapter 18: Reviewing homework assignments. Chapter 19: Dealing with your clients' misconceptions of REBT theory and practice. Appendix 1: Homework skills monitoring form. Appendix 2: Possible reasons for not doing homework assignments. Appendix 3: Training in rational emotive behaviour therapy. References. Index.