Albert Ellis: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

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ALBERT ELLIS Albert Ellis was born in 1913 in Pittsburgh, he became a psychologist when he realised that he could counsel people and he enjoyed it. Early in 1955 he developed an approach to psychotherapy, which he called rational therapy but later renamed rational emotive behaviour therapy. WHAT IS RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY? Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) was the first of many cognitive behaviour therapies that was created by Albert Ellis (1913-2007). Rational emotive behaviour therapy has a lot in common with the therapies that are focused towards cognition and behaviour and it focuses a lot on an individual’s thinking, their decisiveness, their analytical approaches and their actions. Rational emotive behaviour therapy…show more content…
Rational emotive behaviour therapists use a lot of different ways such as cognitive, images, emotive, and behavioural to help the client to obtain a rational way to live. Therapists are encouraged to be flexible and creative in their use of methods, making sure to tailor the techniques to the unique needs of the client (Dryden, 2007). Rational emotive behaviour therapists use a persuasive cognitive method in the therapy process. The therapist shows the client what they tell themselves in a quick and direct way. They can teach their clients how to deal with the things they are always telling themselves so that they can be able to stop believing them, and they help them to acquire a philosophy that is based on reality. Rational emotive behaviour therapy relies a lot on the clients’ thoughts, disputes, debates, challenges, explanations, and…show more content…
Rational emotive behaviour therapists aim to teach their clients how to separate the evaluation of their behaviours from the evaluation of themselves and to accept themselves despite their imperfections. Rational emotive behaviour therapists goal is to assist clients in the process of achieving unconditional self-acceptance and unconditional other acceptance, and to see how these are interrelated (to accept yourself and to accept others), (Corey, 2014). One of the many rational emotive behaviour therapy goals is to also teach the clients how to change their dysfunctional emotions and behaviours into healthy and good emotions and

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