AEI is committed to promoting emotional well-being through the research and application of effective, short-term therapy with long-term results. REBT was developed in by Dr. Ellis has been considered one of the most influential psychotherapists in history.
Ellis first presented his ideas at a conference of the American Psychological Association in  then published a seminal article in entitled "Rational psychotherapy and individual psychology", in which he set the foundation for what he was calling Rational Therapy RT and carefully responded to questions from Rudolf Dreikurs and others about the similarities and differences with Alfred Adler 's Individual psychology.
Ellis' own approach was renamed to Rational Emotive Therapy inthen to the current term in Precursors of certain fundamental aspects of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy have been identified in ancient philosophical traditions, particularly Stoicism.
The A-B-C model states that it is not an A, adversity or activating event that cause disturbed and dysfunctional emotional and behavioral Cs, consequences, but also what people B, irrationally believe about the A, adversity.
A, adversity can be an external situation, or a thought, a feeling or other kind of internal event, and it can refer to an event in the past, present, or future. E- The effective new philosophy or belief that develops in that person through the occurrence of D in their minds of A and B F- The developed feelings of ones self either at point and after point C or at point after point E.
The Bs, irrational beliefs that are most important in the A-B-C model are explicit and implicit philosophical meanings and assumptions about events, personal desires, and preferences.
The Bs, beliefs that are most significant are highly evaluative and consist of interrelated and integrated cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects and dimensions.
According to REBT, if a person's evaluative B, belief about the A, activating event is rigid, absolutistic, fictional and dysfunctional, the C, the emotional and behavioral consequence, is likely to be self-defeating and destructive.
Alternatively, if a person's belief is preferential, flexible and constructive, the C, the emotional and behavioral consequence is likely to be self-helping and constructive. Through REBT, by understanding the role of their mediating, evaluative and philosophically based illogical, unrealistic and self-defeating meanings, interpretations and assumptions in disturbance, individuals can learn to identify them, then go to D, disputing and questioning the evidence for them.
At E, effective new philosophy, they can recognize and reinforce the notion no evidence exists for any psychopathological must, ought or should and distinguish them from healthy constructs, and subscribe to more constructive and self-helping philosophies.
The REBT framework assumes that humans have both innate rational meaning self-helping, socially helping, and constructive and irrational meaning self-defeating, socially defeating, and unhelpful tendencies and leanings.
REBT claims that people to a large degree consciously and unconsciously construct emotional difficulties such as self-blameself-pityclinical anger, hurt, guilt, shame, depression and anxietyand behaviors and behavior tendencies like procrastinationcompulsiveness, avoidance, addiction and withdrawal by the means of their irrational and self-defeating thinking, emoting and behaving.
By using different cognitive, emotive and behavioral methods and activities, the client, together with help from the therapist and in homework exercises, can gain a more rational, self-helping and constructive rational way of thinking, emoting and behaving. One of the main objectives in REBT is to show the client that whenever unpleasant and unfortunate activating events occur in people's lives, they have a choice of making themselves feel healthily and self-helpingly sorry, disappointed, frustrated, and annoyed, or making themselves feel unhealthily and self-defeatingly horrified, terrified, panicked, depressed, self-hating and self-pitying.
Insight 1 — People seeing and accepting the reality that their emotional disturbances at point C are only partially caused by the activating events or adversities at point A that precede C.
Insight 2 — No matter how, when, and why people acquire self-defeating or irrational beliefs i. They do so not because they held them in the past, but because they still actively hold them in the present often unconsciouslywhile continuing to reaffirm their beliefs and act as if they are still valid.
In their minds and hearts, the troubled people still follow the core "musturbatory" philosophies they adopted or invented long ago, or ones they recently accepted or constructed. Insight 3 — No matter how well they have gained insights 1 and 2, insight alone rarely enables people to undo their emotional disturbances.
They may feel better when they know, or think they know, how they became disturbed, because insights can feel useful and curative.
Only by a combined cognitive, emotive, and behavioral, as well as a quite persistent and forceful attack on one's serious emotional problems, is one likely to significantly ameliorate or remove them, and keep them removed. Insight 4 — That in order for point D to occur in ones life often circumstances need to occur or transpire in order for the dispute in ones self and ones own emotions to happen.
This way the dispute is reinforced by actions taken by the self if the action is strong enough. However if this is not executed by others with the person in affect not aware of what is going on the situation could become dangerous or life threatening by the person being treated.
Regarding cognitive-affective-behavioral processes in mental functioning and dysfunctioning, originator Albert Ellis explains: Much of what we call emotion is nothing more nor less than a certain kind — a biased, prejudiced, or strongly evaluative kind — of thought.
But emotions and behaviors significantly influence and affect thinking, just as thinking influences emotions and behaviors. Evaluating is a fundamental characteristic of human organisms and seems to work in a kind of closed circuit with a feedback mechanism: First, perception biases response, and then response tends to bias subsequent perception.
Also, prior perceptions appear to bias subsequent perceptionsand prior responses appear to bias subsequent responses. What we call feelings almost always have a pronounced evaluating or appraisal element.
Ellis alludes to similarities between REBT and the general semantics when explaining the role of irrational beliefs in self-defeating tendencies, citing Alfred Korzybski as a significant modern influence on this thinking.
Psychological dysfunction[ edit ] One of the main pillars of REBT is that irrational and dysfunctional ways and patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving are contributing to much, though hardly all, human disturbance and emotional and behavioral self-defeatism and social defeatism.Underlying Theory of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.
Rational emotive behaviour therapy (‘REBT’) views human beings as ‘responsibly hedonistic’ in the sense that they strive to remain alive and to achieve some degree of happiness.
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REBT is the pioneering form of cognitive behavior therapy developed by Dr. Albert Ellis in REBT is an action-oriented approach to managing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disturbances.
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