Full Course Description
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Comprehensive Course
- Articulate the philosophical underpinnings of the REBT approach as it relates to treatment outcomes.
- Examine the main aspects and tenets of REBT to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
- Demonstrate REBT tools and techniques to put to practical use in session.
- Summarize the techniques that are most effective for various emotional and behavioral disturbances to improve client level of functioning.
- Differentiate REBT tenets that separate it from other cognitive approaches in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
- Identify and experience REBT’s holistic nature, timeless effectiveness, and relevance to improve clinical outcomes.
- Explain the pivotal aspects of the effective REBT practitioner as it relates to case conceptualization.
- Compare the methods and techniques in REBT to inform clinical treatment interventions
- Implement REBT techniques to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction issues.
- Contrast rational thinking vs irrational thinking for purposes of client psychoeducation
- Teach clients how to integrate cognitive techniques, emotive-evocative techniques, and behavioral techniques into their daily lives to alleviate symptoms and improve level of functioning.
- Communicate the benefits and importance of homework as related to clinical treatment.
REBT's Impact on the Worlds of Psychology, Counseling, and Therapy
- Massive cognitive revolution in psychology
- The genius of Albert Ellis, PhD
- Innovative ways of coping with challenging life experiences
What is REBT and Why is it so Beneficial for my Clients?
- Basic tenets
- Unconditional acceptance of self, others, and life
- Healthy rational thinking vs. unhealthy irrational thinking
- Healthy negative emotions vs. debilitating unhealthy emotions
- Low frustration tolerance vs. high frustration tolerance
- The ABC self-help tool
- Vigorous REBT disputing
- Benefits and importance of homework
Methods and Techniques in REBT
- Cognitive Techniques
- The ABCDE method
- Assessing cost-benefit ratio
- Distraction methods
- Emotive-Evocative Techniques
- Rational Emotive Imagery
- Shame-attacking exercises
- Coping statements
- Role play
- Behavioral Techniques
- In-Vivo Desensitization
- Relapse prevention
- Using reinforcement
- Skill training
- Application to specific mental health issues
- Addictive behaviors
- REBT in practice
- Sole approach
- Demonstration of REBT techniques – not role plays!
The Holistic and Philosophical Nature of REBT
- Mindfulness and 'Thinking about our Thinking'
- REBT and Spirituality
- REBT and Buddhism - similarities and differences
- The heart of REBT
- Unconditional acceptance
The Effective REBT Therapist
- The importance and how-to’s of self-care
- Recommendations for greater effectiveness as a practitioner and on ourselves
- Exposing myths and misconceptions, and presenting the truths
- Unique REBT qualities which set it apart from the many cognitive approaches
- Later approaches derived from tenets of REBT
REBT in action!
- Practice the ‘ABCDE’ method
- Video of REBT counseling session
- Video - Rare footage of Albert Ellis, PhD
- Discussion and Q & A's