Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy

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Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy Albert Ellis (1913 - 2007)
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Albert Ellis (1913-2007) Born oldest of three siblings in Pittsburg; raised in New York City Serious lifelong kidney problems Emotionally absent mother; traveling father Applied early theory to meeting women
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Nature of Humans We are born with a potential for both rational and irrational thinking We have the biological and cultural tendency to think crookedly and to needlessly disturb ourselves We learn and invent disturbing beliefs and keep ourselves disturbed through our self- talk We have the capacity to change our cognitive, emotive, and behavioral processes
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Nature of Humans Born with two innate biological tendencies One, overwhelming tendency for individuals to think and behave irrationally Need to self-evaluate/self-criticize Need to accept assumptions about self, others and world that cannot be empirically validated
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Nature of Humans Two, to think rationally and be pro-active in identifying and disputing irrational beliefs in order to live a more rational, self-actualized life Each person has power over and responsibility for one’s own change process One chooses to dispute irrationally and be more logical and flexible one is actively self- actualizing In essence, every person chooses to succumb to the innate tendency to be emotionally disturbed and can choose at any time to follow the equally innate tendency to become
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ABC Model has specific internal structures of the psyche like those hypothesized by Freud. However, Ellis’ structural model is comprised of a universal processing system. A – Activating event or experience
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