Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in India: Very Brief Therapy for Problems of Daily Living is the first book of its kind to look specifically at using Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) for helping people with problems that are common in India.
Based on training workshops given by Professor Windy Dryden in Mumbai, this book presents transcripts of the workshop sessions alongside professional commentary, followed by reflections from the volunteers themselves.
With the emphasis on everyday problems, and clear examples of how REBT is applied, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in India will be essential reading for psychotherapists, students, and other mental health professionals working in India, and anyone interested in the cross-cultural application of psychotherapy.
Windy Dryden is in clinical and consultative practice and is an international authority on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has worked in psychotherapy for more than 40 years and is the author or editor of over 225 books.
Introduction 1. Understanding Problems of Daily Living and Their Possible Solution: Contributions from Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy 2. The Practice of REBT in Very Brief Therapeutic Conversations 3. Family Conflict 4. Loss 5. Lack of Influence and Involvement 6. Anxiety about Protecting Son 7. Decision-Making about Giving Birth 8. Inappropriate Behaviour 9. Lack of Support 10. Disrespect 11. Being Envied and Treated Unfairly 12. Dog Phobia 13. Physical Pain 14. Reflections, Summary and Conclusion