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REBT with Diverse Client Problems and Populations

  • Windy Dryden
  • Michael E. Bernard
  • Comprehensive view of the clinical applications of REBT

  • Presentation of empirically supported practices of REBT

  • Attention to specific populations and settings


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. REBT and Client Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Hickey
      Pages 3-21
    3. Daniel David, Roxana Cardoș, Diana Cândea, Horea Oltean, Simona Ştefan
      Pages 23-44
    4. Ennio Ammendola
      Pages 45-64
    5. Michael J. Toohey
      Pages 65-81
    6. Kristene A. Doyle
      Pages 83-101
    7. F. Michler Bishop
      Pages 103-125
    8. Mike Abrams
      Pages 127-147
    9. Candice R. S. Woo, Komal Sharma-Patel
      Pages 149-170
    10. Ruth Malkinson
      Pages 171-189
    11. Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ennio Ammendola
      Pages 191-215
    12. Peter Trower, Jason Jones
      Pages 217-239
  3. REBT with Diverse Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Ann Vernon
      Pages 243-263
    3. Russell Grieger, Kimberly A. Alexander
      Pages 265-282
    4. Brooke E. Wachtler
      Pages 283-301
    5. Monica O’Kelly, Kathryn Gilson
      Pages 303-321
    6. Steve A. Johnson
      Pages 323-339
    7. Ruth Malkinson, Liora Bar-Tur
      Pages 341-358

About this book


This practice-focused resource demonstrates effective uses of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy methods and techniques in treating clients across various conditions, settings, and subgroups.

Client problems featured include both those often associated with REBT (e.g., anxiety, depression, anger) and others noted for complex presentations, difficulties with engagement, and impasses (e.g., addictions, suicidality, psychosis). Challenging treatment populations are covered as well, including women, couples, families, elder and pediatric clients, clients with disabilities, and sexual minorities. These stimulating cases show how well the diversity of clients and their concerns is matched by the flexibility of techniques and applications within REBT.

In each chapter, expert therapists:

·         Identify concepts in REBT especially suited to approaching the problem or population.

·         Outline best REBT practices in assessment and treatment of the client(s).

·         Survey evidence-based non-REBT approaches most useful in complementing REBT.

·         Provide a brief case example representing appropriate REBT in action.

·         Assess their use of REBT in treating the problem or members of the population.

 A bedrock text for REBT scholar-practitioners, REBT with Diverse Populations and Problems is a testimony to the continuing usefulness of the therapy and its adaptability as client populations emerge and as the contexts of client problems evolve in response to a demanding world.


rational emotive therapy cognitive behavioral therapy psychotherapy reason and emotion irrationality personality disorders PTSD addiction disorders treatments for anxiety and depression

Editors and affiliations

  • Windy Dryden
    • 1
  • Michael E. Bernard
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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