DSST Fundamentals of counseling

A reality therapist is likely to ask the following

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Unformatted text preview: A reality therapist is likely to ask the following question: “Does your present behavior have a reasonable chance of getting you what you want and will it take you in the direction you want to go?” In reality therapy the counselor gets the client to evaluate his or her own behavior and examine whether or not it is working. A popular reality therapist today is Dr. Phil who’s signature line is, “Is that working for you?” Clients evaluate their total behavior pattern and look at the consequences of their decisions to determine if in fact their current problem solving skills are getting them what they want. One type of therapy which is based on the premise that suffering of the psyche and emotions is due to primarily unverbalized feelings and demands that people internalize is Ellis 's rational-emotive behavior therapy. Rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT) involves the therapist challenging the patient's unvoiced assumptions and persuading the patient that it will be better to live without placing unattainable demands on oneself. REBT has been found to be effective at reducing general anxiety, social anxiety, and speech anxiety. Research also suggests that REBT could be useful at preventing stress problems and other emotional problems. Albert Ellis's rational-emotive behavior therapy aims to eliminate self-defeating thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs. Ellis proposed that when a person interprets the world around them, their personal conclusions may be irrational, self- defeating, and may cause emotional disturbances. Ellis's rational-emotive behavior therapy aims to eliminate self- defeating thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs. Rational Emotive Behavior therapy assumes that way in which an individual interprets an event or situation contributes to his or her psychological problems. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is rooted in the belief that if a person can change the way they think about a situation, their behavior around that situation will change as well. REBT combines cognitive (thinking) approaches with behavioral (action) approaches. Rational Emotive Behavior therapy (REBT) is the source of today’s cognitive behavioral therapy. REBT began as a specific therapeutic approach which has subsequently spawned a host of other specific therapies that take the same integrated approach to cognition and behavior. Cognitive-behavioral theorists contend that the source of generalized anxiety disorder is a distorted cognitive process. Many cognitive-behavioral therapists argue that people with GAD have a distorted cognitive process. (The word cognitive refers to conscious intellectual activity, such as thinking, memory, judgment, imagining, etc.)This causes sufferers to misinterpret simple events as personal threats or signs of future disaster....
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