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Managing Low Self Esteem - Windy Dryden

Managing Low Self Esteem

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Published: 21st October 2003
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<i>Managing Low Self Esteem</i> charts Windy Dryden's work in running brief, structured, educationally-orientated, self-acceptance groups. The book is based on the principles of Rational Emotive Behaviour - an approach to counselling and psychotherapy. This approach has a philosophical position in the self which stresses a person's uniqueness, humanity, complexity and fallibility. In this way, it advocates self-acceptance rather than self-esteem. It also argues that this position can be taught and learned in a short peiod of time. Through detailed session reviews, the book shows how unconditional self-acceptance can be taught not only to psychotherapy clients, but to members of the general public.

About the author
Foreword
Preface
Basic Principles and Preparing the Ground
The Situational ABCDE model of REBTp. 3
Low self-esteem and the REBT view of unconditional self-acceptancep. 21
Running self-acceptance groups: the role of the REBT therapistp. 36
Setting up a self-acceptance groupp. 47
The Therapeutic Curriculum in Self-Acceptance Groups
Session 1: Why self-acceptance and not self-esteem?p. 73
Session 2: Specifying target problems and setting goalsp. 100
Session 3: Teaching group members how to assess specific examples of their target problemsp. 114
Session 4: Questioning demands, self-depreciation beliefs and their healthy alternativesp. 124
Session 5: Explaining the process of belief change and teaching the rational portfolio methodp. 143
Session 6: Teaching the zigzag techniquep. 162
Session 7: Three emotive techniques to facilitate changep. 173
Session 8: The conjoint use of cognitive and behavioural techniquesp. 184
Session 9: More behavioural-cognitive tasks and shame-attacking exercisesp. 199
Session 10: Distorted inferences - how to challenge these products of irrational beliefsp. 208
Session 11: Ending, evaluation and beyondp. 227
Appendicesp. 233
Referencesp. 239
Indexp. 240
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ISBN: 9781861563903
ISBN-10: 1861563906
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 21st October 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1