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Behavioral Theory and Rational Emotive Behavior Theory Application Behavioral Theory and Rational Emotive Behavior Theory Application Randi Whittington Grand Canyon University: PCN 500 10/16/2019 1
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Behavioral Theory and Rational Emotive Behavior Theory Application What concepts of the theory make it the most appropriate for the client in the case study? After going over the case study the Rational Emotive Behavior Theory and its ABCDE model are the best way to treat her anxiety and depression. “ REBT starts with the premise that life events (As) don’t cause emotions (Cs). Beliefs about the events (irrational Bs or rational Bs) are what link the As and Cs.” (Murdock, 2017). In Ana’s case her (As) would be losing her job, lack of support, being a solo parent and having her husband deployed overseas. Her (Cs) would be her feelings of depression, anxiety and feeling hopeless. Her (Bs) would be her constant worry. By examining her ABCs, it will give the counselor the chance to move onto the D portion of the model where she would dispute the irrational beliefs and begin to turn those into more rational beliefs and achieve a new effective outlook for the E part of the model. Why did you choose this theory over the other theory? The reason I chose REBT over Behavioral Therapy for Ana is because the theory focuses on changing a person’s irrational beliefs about themselves, others and the world in general. These irrational beliefs are the causes to how we as people respond to all kinds of situations that can occur in our day to day lives. In theory by changing these irrational beliefs it will change the emotional reactions and responses of the client that can lead to learned emotional or behavioral disorders. In Ana’s case she is suffering from depression and anxiety in her day to day life and
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