DSST Fundamentals of counseling

Rational emotive behavior therapy rebt involves the

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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
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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. In general, cognitive-behavioral therapy has proved effective when treating those with hypochondriasis. Since the basis of hypochondriasis is negative thinking, cognitive-behavioral therapy is often an effective treatment. The treatment focuses on helping the individual restructure negative thoughts. In developing Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Albert Ellis argued that the psychoanalytic approach to therapy is inefficient because clients often get worse rather than better. Ellis credits Alfred Adler in the development of REBT in that Adler supported to development of goals, purposes, and values. REBT takes those ideas one step further and encourages clients to use those goals and values to create self- statements so that over time the client will behave in accordance with those self-statements.
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