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Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, And Behaviors : Psychology - ALBERT ELLIS

Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, And Behaviors


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First developed in 1955, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is the original form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and one of the most successful psychotherapeutic techniques in the world. Its founder, world-renowned psychologist Albert Ellis, now offers an up-to-date description of the main principles and practices of this innovative and influential therapy.

REBT emphasizes the importance of cognition in psychological disturbances. Its aim is to help patients recognize their irrational and destructive beliefs, feelings, and behaviors, and to restructure harmful philosophic and behavioral styles to achieve maximal levels of happiness and productivity. In this book Dr. Ellis points out the most recent revisions of the original therapy and examines the use of REBT in treating specific clinical problems. Among the topics considered are depression, stress management, addiction, marital problems, the use of hypnosis, disposable myths, and many other obstacles to mental health.

This fascinating look at REBT by its internationally recognized creator will be of inestimable value to professionals and laypersons alike.

Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
New Directions for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Profound Therapy: Helping People to Feel Better and Get Betterp. 17
Using Postmodernism and Constructivism in Psychotherapyp. 37
Issues in Counseling in the Postmodern Erap. 51
Why Rational Emotive Therapy to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?p. 59
REBT Diminishes Much of the Human Egop. 67
Special Features of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapyp. 79
The Humanism of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapyp. 89
General Semantics and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapyp. 99
The Main Change Agent in Effective Psychotherapy is Specific Technique and Skillp. 115
Brief Therapy: The Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Methodp. 125
Vigorous REBT Disputing and the Technique of Rational Emotive Imagery: Handouts for Clientsp. 147
REBT and Marriage and Family Therapyp. 153
REBT and Its Application to Group Therapyp. 173
The Use of Hypnosis and REBTp. 195
REBT as an Internal Control Psychotherapyp. 209
The Importance of Cognitive Processing in Facilitating Accepting in Psychotherapyp. 223
The Rise of Cognitive Behavior Therapyp. 245
The Future of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapyp. 255
Treating Specific Emotional and Behavioral Problems and Severe Personality Disorders With Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Some Main Treatment Practices of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapyp. 265
Treating Individuals with Depressive Disordersp. 293
Treating Individuals with Anxiety Disordersp. 305
Treating Individuals with Low Frustration Tolerancep. 323
Treating Elderly People with Emotional and Behavioral Disturbancesp. 329
Treating Individuals with Severe Perfectionismp. 337
Treating Individuals with Morbid Jealousyp. 347
Treating Individuals with Addictive Behaviorsp. 355
Treating Individuals with Borderline Personality Disordersp. 361
Treating Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disordersp. 373
Treating Individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disordersp. 389
Tentative Conclusionp. 401
Selected Referencesp. 403
Indexp. 413
About the Authorp. 421
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ISBN: 9781573928793
ISBN-10: 1573928798
Series: Psychology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 419
Published: 1st November 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 14.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1

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