A Primer on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Michael Neenan, Raymond DiGiuseppe, Windy Dryden

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On March 21, 2014
Last modified:September 19, 2014


Useful as a practitioner's first look at REBT, this guide is also helpful as a reference source for helping clients gain a deeper understanding of REBT.

This book introduces the essentials of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and contains great tips and techniques on the using principles behind REBT in client sessions.

A Primer on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy details the basic ABC REBT model, consisting of:

A – Activating Events, or situations that begin the process of an emotional disturbance
B – Beliefs you have about this event
C – Consequences including emotional, behavioral and cognitive
D – Disputation, or challenging old irrational beliefs
E – New Effective Beliefs

With REBT, most disturbances point back to irrational beliefs. REBT encourages replacing these troublesome beliefs with new rational (helpful, functional) beliefs.

This book expertly presents techniques to help the therapist assist clients by deepening their conviction in rational beliefs beyond a simple and shallow understanding.

A straight-forward primer to rapid understanding of REBT,  A Primer on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is intended for practitioners of REBT. It’s also a very useful guide for the therapist while conducting client sessions.

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