REBT and Parenting Interventions

  • Oana Alexandra DavidEmail author
  • Horea-Radu Oltean
  • Roxana Andreea-Ioana Cardoș


Albert Ellis pioneered the application of cognitive methods in parent education programs in the mid-1950s. Albert Ellis was interested in applying Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) with children, by working directly with children, or indirectly, by working with parents (Bernard, Ellis, & Terjesen, 2006). From the early 1960s with the publication of the book ‘How to Raise an Emotionally Healthy, Happy Child’ (Ellis, Wolfe, & Moseley, 1966), REBT has become an important paradigm in parenting interventions, proposing that:


Rational parenting Parent education Parenting programs Rational emotive behavior therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oana Alexandra David
    • 1
    Email author
  • Horea-Radu Oltean
    • 2
  • Roxana Andreea-Ioana Cardoș
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyBabeş-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.The International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental HealthBabeş-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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