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Originated by Dr Albert Ellis, a prominent twentieth-century psychologist, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is a significant cognitive–behavioural approach to counselling and psychotherapy. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Integrated provides a comprehensive view of REBT, and presents a vivid account of Dr Ellis’ life and his contributions to the development of REBT. It covers REBT's historical development, ABC (activating events, belief system and consequences) framework, theoretical and philosophical foundations, relationship with various religions, atheism and morality, therapeutic process and techniques, and practical applications.

Historical Development of REBT
Historical development of REBT

The birth process of REBT was not smooth. Before its inception, Ellis had many reservations about the efficacy of existing psychotherapies, but none of them had any concrete explanations for his objections. All his attempts to improve them were futile. There was a lot of unrest and skirmishes in his mind for a ...

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