by Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, Kristene A. Doyle, Windy Dryden, and Wouter Backx
Extensively updated to include clinical findings over the last two decades, this third edition of A Practitioner’s Guide to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy reviews the philosophy, theory, and clinical practice of REBT. This model is based on the work of Albert Ellis, who had an enormous influence on the field of psychotherapy over his 50 years of practice and scholarly writing. Designed for both therapists-in-training and seasoned professionals, this practical treatment manual and guide introduces the basic principles of REBT, explains general therapeutic strategies, and offers many illustrative
dialogues between therapist and patient. The volume breaks down each stage of therapy to present the exact procedures and skills therapists need, and numerous case studies illustrate how to use these skills. The authors describe both technical and specific strategic interventions, and they stress taking an integrative approach. The importance of building a therapeutic alliance and the use of cognitive, emotive, evocative, imaginal, and behavioral interventions serves as the unifying theme of the approach. Intervention models are presented for the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, personality disorders, and addictions. Psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, psychotherapists, and students and trainees in these areas will find this book useful in learning to apply REBT in practice.
19 oz (B001) Third Edition
“The authors are among the world’s leading researchers and practitioners of REBT. Their scholarship informs a clear, incisive description of the concepts underlying REBT and the empiricalevidence bearing on these concepts. Of greatest importance for clinicians and trainees, they are able to translate these concepts into specific, practical recommendations for implementing the treatment. Their vast clinical experience and expertise shine through in the numerous clinical vignettes used to illustrate how to manage some of our thorniest therapeutic challenges.”—David Haaga, PhD, Professor of
Psychology, American University
Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Psychology at St. John’s University in New York City. He is also on the professional
training faculty at the Albert Ellis Institute and is President-Elect of the Division of Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association.
Kristene A. Doyle, PhD, is the Director of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University.
Windy Dryden, PhD, is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Wouter Backx, drs Psych, is Founder and Director of the Dutch Institute for REBT in The Netherlands.