Rational Emotive Therapy

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Who developed this model There many different interventions that someone could use. This paper will be focusing on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). It will discuss who developed this model, how it works, which population its is recommend for, the strength and weakness and when and why this model would be used. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is a form of cognitive behavior therapy. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy was developed by Dr. Albert Ellis in 1955. Ellis studied philosophy and was subjected to some of the ancient philosophers who believed that any psychological disturbance was a reflection of a person’s belief about a bad event in their life and not the actual event itself. How it works Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is six theoretical approaches and also uses the ABC model. Ellis explains that people have many different beliefs, thoughts or ideas about events that happen in their life. These events have a powerful influence on that person’s cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects and responses. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy focuses on peoples rational and irrational beliefs. Irrational beliefs will be unhelpful to that person and will cause them to have self-defeating behaviors and emotions. It is believed that people are born with self defeating…show more content…
People like REBT because it is easily understood. They can work on this process at home or anywhere that they want. Because it is a self-help and self-managed type of therapy. If the client works hard, they can change their thought process and become more positive and rational thinkers. With the positives, come negatives about REBT. Some people find this process somewhat difficult. The client must be willing to work on their issues. REBT most times requires homework and client sometimes do not participating in homework. This process can also be difficult for the client to face their emotional
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