This pocket guide to modality approaches in counseling & psychotherapy is a one-stop-shop for trainees on introductory counseling courses. It describes 12 models of therapy, as well as introducing the origins of counseling and providing guidance and tips on practical issues like time-keeping, supervision, endings and boundaries. Each short approach-specific chapter has a consistent structure which allows easy comparison and cross-referencing between the modalities.

The chapters cover: Origins & background; Big names & big ideas; How the approach works & who it's for; Critical considerations; Identifying features; Reflection & summary; Learning ideas & suggested reading

This book is essential reading when choosing a professional counseling training in which to specialize, or if you just want an overview of other counseling modalities outside of your own.

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT)

Origins and Background

Albert Ellis (1913–2007) was an American clinical psychologist, classical psychoanalyst, researcher and writer on diverse subjects including human sexuality. He became disillusioned with mainstream psychoanalysis, which maintained that adult psychological difficulties originate from early childhood. He was more concerned about how people's negative beliefs maintain their issues and problems rather than where the difficulties came from. This idea goes back into history to the ancient philosopher, Epictetus, who said that humans ‘…are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them’. Ellis also took inspiration from Stoicism, which says there are virtually no good reasons why human beings have to make themselves neurotic regardless of what negativities are impacting on them. ...

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