Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell provides a concise overview of a popular therapeutic approach, starting with the ABCDE Model of Emotional Disturbance and Change. Written by leading REBT specialists, Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden, the book goes on to explain the core of the therapeutic process:AssessmentDisputingHomeworkWorking throughPromoting self-changeAs an introduction to the basics of the approach, this updated and revised edition is the ideal first text and a springboard to further study.
In REBT, therapists try to gain, as early as possible, an ABC understanding of the client's presenting problem rather than carry out a pre-treatment case formulation (see Chapter 1, pp. 10–11). Gaining further information, both current and historical, about the problem can be obtained as ...