Counseling and Psychotherapy With Religious Persons: A by Stevan Lars Nielsen, W. Brad Johnson, Albert Ellis

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

Practitioners are more and more acutely aware that non secular people current distinct difficulties and demanding situations in remedy. Rational-Emotive habit treatment (REBT) is one of the most generally practiced, hugely established and lively directive ways to treating emotional and behavioral difficulties. brought by way of Albert Ellis within the early Fifties, REBT is the unique cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and its efficacy has been supported via 1000s of remedy final result reviews. A uniquely belief-focused treatment, REBT is generally fairly attractive to consumers from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and different non secular traditions, who reply favorably to REBT's specialise in correct trust, lively engagement within the paintings of treatment, and reading/practice targeted homework. during this useful and simple consultant, the authors define the congruence among the healing process of REBT and the providing difficulties and issues of non secular folks. They describe an method of reconciling the sacred traditions and ideology of spiritual consumers with the no nonsense recommendations of REBT. They overview the fundamental elements of perform with non secular clients--including evaluate, analysis and challenge formula, disputation of irrational ideals, and different REBT concepts, spotlight the first stumbling blocks dealing with the therapist while treating spiritual consumers, and provide many case examples from paintings with this crucial buyer inhabitants. psychological well-being execs from all backgrounds will enjoy the precise but manual-focused method of assisting non secular consumers conquer all different types of emotional misery.

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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.

Evaluative beliefs are the most dynamic of psychic contents. ” It deemphasizes most of the developmental constructs and associated rules for therapy generated and venerated in psychoanalysis, self-psychology, object relations theory, and similar psychodynamic therapies. In REBT, the fundamental dynamic is the contrast between wants and demands. REBT's most important goal is helping clients get more of what they want, and less of what they do not want, usually by dropping their demands. , catastrophizing, demanding, frustration intolerance, and human rating).

Desperation leads to frantic, unplanned activity. Depression can yield a toxic amalgam of the worst of all these self-defeating emotions and behaviors. Rational emotive theory proposes that these self-defeating emotions naively arise because of absolutistic evaluative beliefs. THE PSYCHODYNAMICS OF ABSOLUTISTIC EVALUATIONS Humans are, of course, capable of much thought in a matter of moments, including many complex, sometimes contradictory, evaluative beliefs. Furthermore, cognitions are dynamically interactive; they play off and page_79 Lost love Page 80 modify one another.

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