Better, Deeper And More Enduring Brief Therapy: The Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Approach

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Routledge, Jun 17, 2013 - Psychology - 320 pages
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Contents

1 Introduction
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2 Just What Is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?
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3 Probing for Deep Emotional Problems
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4 Discovering Important Antecedents That Lead to Disturbances
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5 How to Deal with Real Traumas in Your Clients Lives
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EgoDriven Musts
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7 Treating Clients with Ego and SelfRating Problems Deeply and Intensively
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8 Disputing Angry and Hostile Musts Directed at Others
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11 Behavioral Methods for Effecting Brief and Intensive Psychotherapy
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12 Methods of Brief but Less Deep and Intensive Therapy
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13 More Methods of Brief but Less Deep and Intensive Therapy
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14 Better Deeper and More Intensive Methods of Brief Therapy
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15 Verbatim Transcript of a First Session of REBT Brief Therapy
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16 Some Conclusions
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Bibliography
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Name Index
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9 Disputing Low Frustration Tolerance Musts
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10 Using REBT Emotive Methods for Deep and Intensive Change
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Albert Ellis was a clinical psychologist and a marriage counselor. He was born on September 27, 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ellis originated the rational-emotive therapy movement, which ignores Freudian theories and advocates the belief that emotions come from conscious thought "as well as internalized ideas of which the individual may be unaware." At first, Ellis' books on marital romance and sexuality were criticized by some as being radical and sensational; however, few realized that Ellis was merely laying the groundwork for modern sex education. Ellis was educated at the City College of New York Downtown and at Columbia University, where he received a Ph.D. in psychology in 1943. He taught for a number of years at Rutgers University, New Jersey, and the Union Graduate School. He was executive director of the Institute for Rational Living, Inc., in New York City. Ellis was the author of Sex and the Liberated Man, Sex Without Guilt, and Sex Without Guilt in the Twenty-First Century. Despite his health issues, Ellis never stopped working with the assistance of his wife, Australian psychologist Debbie Joffe Ellis. In April 2006, Ellis was hospitalized with pneumonia, and had to stay in either the hospital or the rehabilitation facility. He eventually returned to his home --- the top floor of the Albert Ellis Institute. He died there on July 24, 2007 in his wife's arms. Ellis had authored and co-authored more than 80 books and 1200 articles during his lifetime. He was 93 when he died.

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