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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.

Overview of REBT Theory
Overview of REBT theory

‘Though I have invented REBT, people give me more credit than I deserve’, Ellis once admitted. Moreover, he stated humorously that he had actually stolen the basic premises and theories from ancient philosophers such as Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. Further, he added, ‘If somebody tries ...

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