Download A Practitioner's Guide to Rational Emotive Therapy (First Edition)-Walen, DiGiuseppe & Wessler PDF

TitleA Practitioner's Guide to Rational Emotive Therapy (First Edition)-Walen, DiGiuseppe & Wessler
TagsSelf-Improvement Emotions Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Hedonism
File Size34.5 MB
Total Pages324
Document Text Contents
Page 324

Rational-emotive therapy (RET) is a contemporary cognitive-behav-
ioral system of psychotherapy. Albert Ellis developed RET over twenty-
five years ago, and since then it has become a widely practiced therapy

because it is applicable to so many behavioral and emotional problems.
This is the first book written as a guide for the therapist-in-training

and for the professional who wants to learn how to practice RET. The
book introduces the basic principles of RET as well as the idea that
while the therapist takes a persuasive, directive role, the patient and

therapist share in working toward common goals. The authors, all
RET therapists, explain general therapist strategies fully, then offer
many illustrative dialogues with suggestions and solutions, and discuss
advanced stylistic variations of RET There is a special chapter on
marriage and divorce counseling, and a detailed chapter on designing

homework assignments for clients. The book is organized to permit
ready access to many of the problems the beginning therapist is likely
to encounter. An annotated bibliography of outside readings for both
client and therapist use is included. The foreword to the book is w* itten
by Albert Ellis.

The Authors
Susan R. Walen is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Towson State
University and a faculty member of the Institute for Rational-Emotive
Therapy in New York. She is the author, with Norma M. Hauserman
and Paul J. Lavin, of Clinical Guide to Behavior Therapy (1977), also

published by Oxford University Press.

Raymond DiGiuseppe is a psychologist at Long Island Jewish-
Hillside Medical Center, Training Supervisor at the Institute for Ra-

tional-Emotive Therapy, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hofstra


Richard L. Wessler is Professor and Chairman of the Psychology

Department at Pace University, Pleasantville, New York, as well as
Director of Training at the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy.

He is also editor of Rational Living, the journal of the Institute for
Rational Living.

Cover desigi by Charles and Ruth Kaplan ISBN 0-19-5026G8-3

Similer Documents