Fundamentals of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: A Training Handbook, 2nd Edition
- A complete introduction to REBT, an approach to CBT which argues that at the core of emotional disturbance lies a set of irrational beliefs that people hold about themselves and others
- Essential for counsellors who are beginning to use REBT with clients - recreates the 'feel'of a training course and alerts trainees to difficulties they may experience when using REBT in practice
- Covers all the basic theoretical and practical information that trainees need to begin using REBT, with special attention paid to disputing irrational beliefs and helping clients set goals
- Windy Dryden is the world's best-known and most prolific name in REBT after its founder (the late Albert Ellis), and there is no direct competition to this unique handbook
Chapter 1: What you need to know about the theory of rational emotive behaviour therapy to get started.
Chapter 2: What you need to know about the practice of rational emotive behaviour therapy to get started.
Chapter 3: Teaching the ""ABC""'s of REBT.
Chapter 4: Distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy negative emotions.
Chapter 5: Being specific in the assessment process.
Chapter 6: Assessing ""C"".
Chapter 7: Assessing the ""critical A"".
Chapter 8: Assessing irrational beliefs.
Chapter 9: Assessing meta-emotional problems.
Chapter 10: Goal-setting.
Chapter 11: Eliciting commitment to change.
Chapter 12: Preparing your clients for the disputing process.
Chapter 13: Disputing irrational beliefs: The three major arguments.
Chapter 14: Socratic and didactic disputing of irrational beliefs.
Chapter 15: Examples of Albert Ellis’s disputing work.
Chapter 16: Helping your clients to understand the rationality of their rational beliefs.
Chapter 17: Negotiating homework assignments.
Chapter 18: Reviewing homework assignments.
Chapter 19: Dealing with your clients’ misconceptions of REBT theory and practice.
Appendix 1: Homework skills monitoring form.
Appendix 2: Possible reasons for not doing homework assignments.
Appendix 3: Training in rational emotive behaviour therapy.