Counselling Individuals: A Rational Emotive Behavioural Handbook: Fourth Edition

Author(s) : Windy Dryden

Counselling Individuals: A Rational Emotive Behavioural Handbook: Fourth Edition

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  • Publisher : Whurr Publishers
  • Published : January 2004
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 300
  • Category :
    Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 91872
  • ISBN 13 : 9781861563910
  • ISBN 10 : 1861563914
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This book outlines the major strategies and techiques that are most closely associated with REBT and is primarily intended for those who work in a counselling role with individuals who are not severely psychologically disturbed.

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Part one discusses some of the major theoretical concepts that underpin REBC including the role of cognition and action in rational emotive behaviour therapy, and the rational emotive behavioural view of psychological disturbance and health. Part two is devoted to the practice of REBC and discusses the indications and contraindicators for individual counselling and the counsellor-client relationship.

Part 1 Theory: the basic theory of rational emotive behavioural counselling; cognition, action and emotion in rational emotive behavioural theory; psychological disturbance and health. Part 2 Practice: counselling individuals; rationale and key elements; beginning rational emotive behavioural counselling; promoting intellectual rational insight; promoting emotional rational insight; a compendium of other REBC techniques; the rational emotive behavioural counselling process; client obstacles to progress and how to overcome them; the distinctive features of rational emotive behavioural counselling - a review.

About the Author(s)

Windy Dryden was the first Professor of Counselling in Britain, and is now a Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he runs the MSc course in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He has authored or edited 195 books, and edited twenty book series. He was the founding editor of the British Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy in 1982 and is now editor of the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy.

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