'Size-wise, these books span an open palm and have a very handy flap on the back and front as an integral feature of the cover which can be used as a bookmark. They are concise, yet thorough, providing introductions to the key elements of the theory and practice underpinning major therapeutic approaches! [An] ideal 'intro'! I would recommend these books because, 'in a nutshell', they work' - Therapy Today Students embarking on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) training are often faced with lengthy and complicated texts from which to learn the theory and practice of the approach. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell provides a relief from this by providing a concise and comprehensive guide to all the key elements of REBT. The authors believe that students of REBT can enhance their knowledge of the approach only if they have fully grasped the basics first. They offer a succinct introduction to REBT which students can use as a starting point before adding to their knowledge through further reading and learning. The book opens with an explanation of the ABCDE Model of Emotional Disturbance and Change which is the centrepiece of REBT theory and practice.The authors present the model in a way which is easy to grasp, but also has the depth of coverage needed for full understanding.
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell provides coverage of other fundamental areas including: o assessment; o disputing; o homework; o working through; o promoting self-change. This book will be invaluable to those embarking on REBT training who want a concise, clear and informed introduction to the approach. Windy Dryden currently works at Goldsmiths College where he is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies as well as being the Programme Co-ordinator of the MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and the Diploma in Cognitive Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy. Michael Neenan works for the Centre for Stress Management, Blackheath.
Table of Contents
A Basic Overview of REBT Assessment Disputing Homework Working Through Promoting Self-Change