Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is a subset of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (142).
REBT is developed by Albert Ellis, based on the ideas of Epictetus and Bertrant Russell, and psychoanalysis.
Ellis focuses on irrational beliefs and uses the A-B-C-D-E theory to challenge irrational beliefs of all types.
Beck identifies types of cognitive distortions (a concept similar to irrational beliefs) and has developed different methods for challenging these distortions.
Ellis applies his approach to all disorders. Beck uses different challenging methods for different disorders, whereas Ellis uses disputing, primarily, for most disorders.
People have rational and irrational thought patterns based on past events.
Rational thoughts encourage harmony, improve mental health and lead to goal attainment.
Irrational tendencies are thought to sustain emotional disturbance that causes inner conflict.
This therapy is based on the idea that emotional and behavioural difficulties are the result of irrational thoughts and beliefs (142).
Therapists use cognitive and behavioural elements, influence on rational beliefs, emotions, and behaviours (ABC):
* the activating event;
* the rational/irrational evaluation, beliefs, emotions and behaviour;
They focus on replacement negative beliefs with positive perceptions resulting in changing behaviours.
The REBT approach helps the client to identify these thoughts and replace them with more rational and realistic assumptions and ideas (142).
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy is recommended for the treatment of depression and anger management, encouragement of personal growth and positive ways of approaching life. This form of cognitive therapy is an opportunity for the client to learn of his current distortions and successfully eliminate them (49).
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