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Shannon Bonville

on 30 October 2012

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Transcript of REBT

REBT Shannon Berlinsky What is REBT?
What makes us happy?
What happens when our goal to happiness is thrown off course? The ABC Model: Disputing Insight The 3 Basic Musts: Acceptance How our beliefs cause our emotional and behavioral responses.

A does not cause C. It is B that causes C. The beliefs that upset us are all variations of 3 common irrational beliefs.

It is the demanding nature of the beliefs that causes the problem The main goal: is to help people change their irrational beliefs into rational beliefs.

Therapist must dispute the client's irrational beliefs. We all think irrationally from time to time.

But we can work on eliminating the tendency Emotionally healthy human beings develop an acceptance of reality, even when reality is highly unfortunate and unpleasant

REBT therapists strive to help their clients develop three types of acceptance: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a form of psychotherapy and a philosophy of living created by Albert Ellis in the 1950's.

REBT is based on the premise that whenever we become upset, it is not the events taking place in our lives that upset us; it is the beliefs that we hold that cause us to become depressed, anxious, enraged, etc.

Focuses on the present, not the past. A When Albert Ellis created REBT in the 1950's he met with much resistance from others in the mental health field.
Today it is one of the most widely-practiced therapies throughout the world.

Most cited author of works in the field of psychology since 1957. REBT: The beginning Happiness Random facts about Albert Ellis:
Most cited author of works published since 1957. B C D E Specific REBT techniques: Cognitive, emotive, & behavioral disputing
Coping self-statements
Forceful disputing of irrational beliefs
Cognitive homework
Rational-emotive imagery
Shame-attacking exercises
Use of humor REBT was one of the pioneering forms of CBT "You can figure out by sheer logic that if you were only to stay with your desires and preferences, and if you were never to stray into unrealistic demands that your desires have to be fulfilled, you could very rarely disturb yourself about anything." (Albert Ellis, 1988, p.21).

Ellis, A. (1988). How to stubbornly refuse to make yourself miserable about anything--yes anything! Group Counseling & REBT REBT groups seek to replace members' irrational, self-defeating beliefs with rational, self-enhancing ones. With the leader pointing out applicable unreasonable beliefs, the group examines the problems of one member at a time, confronting, challenging, and persuading. This approach encourages members to examine beliefs that are negative and perhaps irrational. Since screening is a part of this model, the group should not be confronted with a member whose beliefs are completely irrational.Rational emotive behavior therapy is a cognitive-behavioral therapy. Believing that individuals have potential for rational thinking, the REBT therapist views self- talk as the source of emotional disturbance, using the ABC framework: Role of Group Leader Means to an end.

Challenge, confront, convince

Psychological Educator

Unconditional acceptance (rather than warmth and approval

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