Using Rational-Emotive Therapy Effectively

A Practitioner’s Guide

  • Michael E. Bernard

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Albert Ellis
    Pages 1-33
  3. Russell M. Grieger
    Pages 35-67
  4. Robert W. Dawson
    Pages 111-132
  5. Windy Dryden
    Pages 133-149
  6. Raymond DiGiuseppe
    Pages 151-172
  7. Raymond DiGiuseppe
    Pages 173-195
  8. Paul A. Hauck
    Pages 197-218
  9. Susan R. Walen, Mary W. Rader
    Pages 219-264
  10. Janet L. Wolfe, Hedwin Naimark
    Pages 265-301
  11. Dominic J. DiMattia
    Pages 303-317
  12. Michael E. Bernard, Marie R. Joyce
    Pages 319-347
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 349-350

About this book


The initial conceptualization of this book was much more narrow than the final product that has emerged. I started out believing that it would be enlightening to have a group of acknowledged rational-emotive therapy (RET) expert practitioners with well-established literary credentials write about how they approach the problem of modifying dient irrationality. Many RET practitioners of all levels of experience are, on the one hand, enamored of the economy, the precision, and the accuracy of psychological insight that RET theory offers, but they are, on the other hand, equally frustrated by their own inability to "persuade" or otherwise change some of the dients they work with more quickly or even at all. Indeed, dients themselves frequently express the view that RET is illuminating, yet they find themselves at the same time puzzled and perplexed by their inability to make the substantial changes that RET invites. It became dearer as I discussed the project with many of the contrib­ utors that to practice RET effectively requires more than just innovative and persistent assessment and intervention techniques. For example, Rus­ sell Grieger expressed the view that more prerequisite work needs to be done on the value and philosophical systems of dients-induding person­ al responsibility and the philosophy of happiness-before many dients can show significant shifts in their thinking. Susan Walen raised the gener­ al issues of how effective RET can be in the treatment of biologically driven affective disorders.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael E. Bernard
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-43755-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0641-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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