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COUN 200 Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Psychodynamic Theory -Freud
Individual Psychology – Adler
Person Centred Therapy – Rogers
Behaviorism - Bandura
Cognitive Behavior - Aaron Beck
Relational CYC
“If I die, I die—fuck it—it’s not the end of the world.”
Albert Ellis
"Nothing is awful or terrible, it's just a pain in the ass. That's all it is."
Albert Ellis
Freud was out of his fucking mind."
Albert Ellis
New Yorker Magazine
2003
"Your parents don't upset you, other people don';t upset you - you upset yourself"
"All humans are out of their fucking minds - every single one of them." Albert Ellis
"I decided there was no Santa Claus, no God. I was a Leninist briefly but then I took on the sexual revolution instead of being a political revolutionary. There is no guilt in sex, no guilt in love. It is what it is."
Albert Ellis
"Men are disturbed not by events, but by the views which they take of them."
Epictetus
Albert Ellis: The Original Self Help Guru
"There's no horror in being rejected"
Albert Ellis
Something happens
You have a belief about what happened
You have an emotional reaction to the BELIEF
A. Your employer falsely accuses you of taking money and threatens to fire you.

B. You believe, “He has no right to accuse me. He's a bastard!”

C. You feel angry and yell at your boss denying the crime
A. Your employer falsely accuses you of taking money and threatens to fire you.


B. You believe, “I must not lose my job. That would be unbearable.”

C. You feel anxious and are paralyzed with fear and cannot even approach your boss
OR???
A: Event
B: Beliefs ABOUT the event
C: Emotional Reaction to the Belief
I must do well and win the approval of others for my performances or else I am no good.

Other people must treat me considerately, fairly and kindly, and in exactly the way I want them to treat me. If they don't, they are no good and they deserve to be condemned and punished.

I must get what I want, when I want it; and I must not get what I don't want. It's terrible if I don't get what I want, and I can't stand it.
= anxiety, depression, shame, and guilt
.
= rage, passive-aggression and acts of violence.
= self-pity and procrastination
I must do well and win the approval of others for my performances or else I am no good.
Other people must treat me considerately, fairly and kindly, and in exactly the way I want them to treat me. If they don't, they are no good and they deserve to be condemned and punished
I must get what I want, when I want it; and I must not get what I don't want. It's terrible if I don't get what I want, and I can't stand it.
Disputing the Myths of

Disneyworld
RBT INTENTION:
Turn irrational into rational
Adopt 3 insights necessary:
Unconditional Self Acceptance:
I am a fallible human being; I have my good points and my bad points.
There is no reason why I must not have flaws.
Despite my good points and my bad points, I am no more worthy and no less worthy than any other human being.

•There is no reason why they must treat me fairly.
•The people who treat me unfairly are no more worthy and no less worthy than any other human being.
Unconditional other-acceptance:
•Other people will treat me unfairly from time to time.
Unconditional self-acceptance
Unconditional other-acceptance
Unconditional life-acceptance.
Unconditional Life Acceptance
Core Beliefs
The possibility that:
Its OK to NOT be OK
Fifty Ways to Leave your Neurosis?
Applications:
Variety of settings
Prevention & Response
Brief
Active
Discourages dependancy
Thinking/Feeling Link

Limitations:
Why?
Language based
Disembodied self?
Danger of value judgments
Intellectualize approach

All in your head?
"Rogers was a namby pamby"
Albert Ellis

Change the way you think Change the way you feel.
Ellis ... the young version
BTW ...
He didn't die!
1965 "Sex and the Single Man"
1965 Homosexuality: Its Causes and Cures"
1966 Sex Without Guilt
1975 A Guide to Rational Living
1979 How to Live With a Neurotic
1980 "The Case Against Religiosity
1983 Overcoming Procrastination: Or How to Think and Act Rationally in Spite of Life's Inevitable Hassles,
1988 How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable About Anything - Yes, Anything
1989 Why Some Therapies Don’t Work, the Dangers of Transpersonal Psychology,
1992 When AA Doesn't Work For You : Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol
1992 Art and Science of Rational Eating]]
1994 How to Cope with a Fatal Illness,
1995 How to Keep People from Pushing Your Buttons,
1996 Alcohol : How to Give It Up and Be Glad You Did,
1998 How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You,
1999 "How to Make Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbable
2000 The Secret of Overcoming Verbal Abuse: Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster and
Regaining Control of Your Life,
2001 "Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, and Behaviors:
New Directions for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
2001 Feeling Better, Getting Better, Staying Better : Profound Self-Help Therapy For Your Emotions
2004 The Road to Tolerance: The Philosophy of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
2004 Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: It Works for Me - It Can Work for You
2005 The Myth of Self-Esteem
Horatio! Life ain't no bowl of cherries. Just ask Yorik.
"We are responsible for our own state of happiness"
Albert Ellis
Demanding Schemas: Irrational Beliefs:
Goal?
To change irrational beliefs into rational
Dispute the emotional opinions based on no evidence
AND? ....
We don't merely get upset but mainly upset ourselves by holding inflexible beliefs.
No matter when and how we start upsetting ourselves, we continue to feel upset because we cling to our irrational beliefs.
The only way to get better is to work hard at changing our beliefs. It takes practice, practice, practice
Life doesn't always work out the way I want
There is no reason why it should
Life may not be pleasant all the time
But it is really awful
Nearly always bearable
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