The Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Primer : A concise introduction, Paperback / softback Book

The Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Primer : A concise introduction Paperback / softback

Part of the The Primers in Counselling Series series

Paperback / softback

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This latest addition to the PCCS Books Primers in Counselling series offers a concise introduction to rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT).

Devised by Albert Ellis in 1955, and subsequently further developed and refined, REBT is based on the principle that 'People are not disturbed by the adversities that they face.

Rather, they disturb themselves about these adversities by the rigid and extreme attitudes that they hold towards them.' REBT therapists seek to help their clients identify, examine and change the rigid and extreme attitudes that underpin their emotional problems, and to develop alternative flexible and non-extreme alternative attitudes.

As therapy proceeds, the therapist will help the client to take increasing responsibility for using these methods, with the ultimate aim that they become their own therapist.

The book takes the reader step by step through these processes, culminating in a detailed transcription of a single session of REBT.

It ends with an outline of research on the effectiveness of REBT.

It also includes helpful forms for use with clients and links to further resources.