Faculty Publications

Title

Rational emotive behavior therapy successes and failures: Eight personal perspectives

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Counseling and Development

Volume

79

Issue

3

First Page

259

Last Page

268

Abstract

Eight experts in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) provided personal examples of their own successes and failures in applying REBT to themselves. The experts actively talked to themselves both rationally and irrationally. Understandably, there were far more shoulds, oughts, musts, and have to's in the narratives in which the experts described when they failed to use REBT than when they succeeded in using REBT. Rational self-talk was more prevalent in the examples of how REBT was successfully used by the experts.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2001

DOI of published version

10.1002/j.1556-6676.2001.tb01970.x

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