This book is written for those are consulting or thinking about consulting a Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist.It outlines this approach to counselling and psychotherapy and equips its readers with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to get the most out of REBT. In particular, the book shows how to define problems and set goals, use REBTa s famous ABC framework to assess problems, questions beliefs and strengthen conviction in rational beliefs so that significant psychological change is achieved, relapse prevented and common obstacles to change identified and overcome. Passively reading this manual wona t help you to achieve your therapeutic goals. Actively putting into practice its suggestions almost certainly will.
Windy Dryden, BSc, DipPsych, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, is Professor of Counselling at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the editor or author of over 125 books in the area of counselling and psychotherapy. His primary interests are rational emotive behaviour therapy and disseminating its theory and techniques to the general public, through writing short, accessible, self-help books.
Preface. Chapter 1. Defining problems and setting goals. Chapter 2. Seven steps to enduring psychcological change. Chapter 3. The ABCs of rationak emotive behaviour therapy. Chapter 4. Identifying irrational beliefs and rational beliefs. Chapter 5. Questioning your beliefs. Chapter 6. How to belive in your gut what you understand in your head. Chapter 7. Overcoming common obstacles to change. Appendix 1. ABC blank form with instructions Appendix 2. Common themes about which people disturb themselves. Appendxi 3. Major misconceptions about REBT and how to correct them. References. Index.