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By Stevan Lars Nielsen, W. Brad Johnson, Albert Ellis

Practitioners are more and more acutely aware that non secular folks current distinct difficulties and demanding situations in treatment. Rational-Emotive habit remedy (REBT) is likely one of the most generally practiced, hugely dependent and energetic directive methods to treating emotional and behavioral difficulties. brought through Albert Ellis within the early Nineteen Fifties, REBT is the unique cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and its efficacy has been supported by way of hundreds and hundreds of therapy consequence reviews. A uniquely belief-focused treatment, REBT is mostly relatively attractive to consumers from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and different non secular traditions, who reply favorably to REBT's specialize in correct trust, energetic engagement within the paintings of treatment, and reading/practice centred homework. during this functional and undemanding consultant, the authors define the congruence among the healing process of REBT and the providing difficulties and matters of non secular folks. They describe an method of reconciling the sacred traditions and ideology of spiritual consumers with the no nonsense ideas of REBT. They overview the fundamental parts of perform with spiritual clients--including evaluate, analysis and challenge formula, disputation of irrational ideals, and different REBT options, spotlight the first hindrances dealing with the therapist while treating spiritual consumers, and provide many case examples from paintings with this crucial buyer inhabitants. psychological overall healthiness pros from all backgrounds will enjoy the certain but manual-focused method of supporting spiritual consumers conquer all types of emotional misery.

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Note. Adapted from Dryden et al. (2000). tress. Steps 9 through 13 focus on replacing absolutistic evaluations with relativistic preferences. Goal Clarification. , 2000) require the therapist to rapidly and collaboratively establish a target problem to address in therapy. These steps are particularly helpful for focusing client thinking about the session and, subsequently, focusing the session. ’’ have a remarkably clarifying effect during confusingly emotional, distressed sessions. Such questions elevate the clients'role in therapy by highlighting their responsibility for change and by emphasizing that goals for the session are primarily those of the client, not the therapist.

The following chapters discuss the REBT treatment sequence (Dryden, DiGiuseppe, & Neenan, 2000), including those components most important in the assessment phase with religious clients. Following a careful assessment, which considers client religiousness, the REBT therapist commences the disputational process– arguably the heart of REBT intervention. Subsequent chapters explore the range of REBT interventions in light of the problems and beliefs most frequently presented by religious clients. page_76 Page 77 4 Rational Emotive Case Conceptualization and Session Planning: An Overview Once the REBT therapist has completed an initial intake assessment, collected preliminary client data, and carefully considered the relevance of religious belief and practice to the primary complaint or target problem, the focus of treatment turns to assessing and evaluating focal client rational and irrational beliefs.

Johnson & Ridley, 1992a). So I hold that REBT can be compatible with many forms of religion, even absolutistic and devout religiosity. To make this point clear, I recently speculated about how some of the main principles of REBT are similar to some aspects of a religious worldview (Ellis, 2000a). 1, briefly describes one of the main philosophies of REBT, then states an absolutistic, but still healthy, religious viewpoint that repeats the REBT philosophy in God-oriented language. 1, both these basic outlooks have much in common.

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