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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.
Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT. He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Overview Fundamentals of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy for the 1990s - Albert Ellis PART ONE: ALLIANCE, EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT The Therapeutic Alliance in Rational-Emotive Therapy - Windy Dryden Educating Clients about Rational-Emotive Therapy - Norman D Macaskill A Client's Guide to Rational-Emotive Therapy - Russell M Grieger A Rational-Emotive Model of Assessment - Raymond DiGiuseppe The Use of Chaining in Rational-Emotive Therapy - Windy Dryden Thinking What to Feel - Raymond DiGiuseppe PART TWO: INTERVENTION Comprehensive Cognitive Disputing in RET - Raymond DiGiuseppe Didactic Persuasion Techniques in Cognitive Restructuring - Thomas H Harrell, Irving Beiman and Karen LaPointe The Issue of Force and Energy in Behavioral Change - Albert Ellis Vivid Methods in Rational-Emotive Therapy - Windy Dryden The Value of Efficiency in Psychotherapy - Albert Ellis Rational-Emotive Therapy Approaches to Overcoming Resistance - Albert Ellis The Rational-Emotive Counselling Sequence - Windy Dryden and Joseph Yankura The Rational-Emotive Counselling Process - Windy Dryden and Joseph Yankura Compromises in Rational-Emotive Therapy - Windy Dryden Rational-Emotive Therapy and Eclecticism - Windy Dryden AFTERWORD Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy - Stephen G Weinrach A Tough-Minded Therapy for a Tender-Minded Profession