REBT/CBT therapies are presented with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship from a common factors perspective. • REBT/CBT therapies are presented with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship from a common factors perspective. • Research demonstrating that REBT/CBT is highly compatible with major world religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam is imparted. • The author shows that as “third wave” cognitive therapies-such as Mindfulness-Based CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-evolved, these approaches incorporated elements of spirituality into treatments while continuing to emphasize the therapeutic alliance.
Chapter 5: A Case Illustration Using REBT/CBT
A Case Illustration Using REBT/CBT
In this chapter, I share with you how clinicians coming from the REBT/ CBT orientation are sensitive to the developmental level of their clients and respectful of the therapeutic relationship. I provide a clinical case in detail and also offer brief illustrations using REBT/CBT with children and adolescents as well as emphasizing importance of the therapeutic alliance in working with this population.
The Case of Jessie
I begin with the fictitious case example of Jessie Anne. Jessie Anne is a 14-year-old biracial adolescent who is in the eighth grade. Her mother is Caucasian, and her father is African-American. She has a twin sister and an older brother who is in college and not living at home. ...