Overcoming Resistance

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Overcoming Resistance

SKU# 9780826122148

A Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Integrated Approach, Second Edition

Author: Albert Ellis PhD


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With a new foreword by Raymond DiGiuseppe, PhD, ScD, St. John's University

Albert Ellis has written many books on his favorite topic Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Although he writes on that topic very well, he often does not write about generic psychotherapy. REBT is an integrative form of psychotherapy. Following this model, psychotherapists can incorporate many diverse techniques and strategies to change clients' dysfunctional behaviors and emotionsÖ. Much of what Al identifies as good REBT in this book is just good psychotherapy. Because people so universally identify Al with REBT, people may generally overlook his wisdom as a clinician. Having worked with Al for more than thirty years, I have been fortunate enough to learn from him. Much of the knowledge I learned from Al and cherish the most is not necessarily about REBT theory. They concern wise ways of thinking about clinical problems. That is why, out of all Al's books, this is my favorite. This is Al Ellis, the clinician.
-- From the Foreword by Raymond DiGiuseppe, PhD, ScD, Director of Professional Education, Albert Ellis Institute; Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, St. John's University

Now available in an affordable paperback, this edition takes a look at the underlying causes of resisting cognitive-emotional-behavioral change and the methods used to overcome them. Written in present-action language, Ellis gives an overview of the basic principles of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Ellis charts the changes in the field that have taken place in the 20 years leading up to 2002, when this edition was originally published. The book also integrates recent therapies into REBT, including psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy, and recent findings of experimental psychology.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 31, 2007
  • Page Count 308
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826122148
  • EISBN 9780826149138

Table of Contents 

  1. Updating the Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Approach to Overcoming Resistance
  2. Some of the Basic Principles of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  3. Common Forms of Resistance
  4. Disputing Core Irrational Beliefs that Underlie Resistance
  5. Some Other Methods of Contradicting Irrational Beliefs that Encourage Resistance
  6. More Methods of Contradicting Irrational Beliefs that Encourage Resistance
  7. Methods of Overcoming Resisting that Emphasize Emotive-Evocative, Experiential Methods
  8. Force and Energy in Overcoming Resistance
  9. The Value of Efficiency in Helping Resisting Clients
  10. Methods of Overcoming Resistance that Emphasize Behavioral Techniques
  11. Overcoming Resistance with Clients Who Have Severe Personality Disorders
  12. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Multicultural Counseling
  13. How to Deal with the Resistance of Your Most Difficult Client--You
  14. Some Remarks on "The Best" Techniques for Coping with Resisting Clients
  15. How to Choose Special Styles of Therapy for Different Clients
  16. How to Integrate REBT and CBT Theory and Practice with the Useful Aspects of Other Leading Schools of Therapy

  17. Appendix: How to Maintain and Enhance Your Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Gains