Coaching for Rational Living: Rational-Emotive, Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives

  • Oana A. DavidEmail author
  • Michael E. Bernard


Coaching continues to grow both as a professional occupation as well as a domain using a group of techniques for supporting people to achieve specific goals in various areas of their lives (life, leadership, work performance, career, health, parenting, sports). It is considered a personalized and systematic learning process dealing with non-clinical problems and challenges, which has gained much knowledge from psychotherapeutic approaches. The most evidence-based and popular psychotherapeutic approach that has been adapted to coaching is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) which was adapted into cognitive -behavioral coaching (CBC). In this book, we have positioned Rational Emotive, Cognitive Behavioral Coaching (RE-CBC), based on Albert Ellis’ Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) for the future. We have done this by defining what it is, establishing its scientific respectability as best practice, presenting its robust theory for helping coaches understand their coachees differently from other coaching approaches, illustrating its professional practice as applied to diverse problems and coachees, and how RE-CBC offers a sound theory for both developmental coaching and problem focused coaching.


Rational-emotive cognitive-behavioral coaching Rational living Albert Ellis Rationality Rational living 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Coaching Institute, Department of Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.College of Education, California State UniversityLong BeachUSA

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