Types of Therapy

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) 

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) 

 Are you seeking a psychologist in Melbourne trained in Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). REBT is one of the treatment approaches used by our Melbourne psychologists to help clients with a wide range of struggles, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues and more. We have complied some information below so you can learn more about this approach.

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that was developed by Albert Ellis in the mid-1950s. It is based on the premise that our emotions and behaviors are largely influenced by our thoughts and beliefs, and that negative emotions and behaviors can be changed by changing our irrational thoughts and beliefs.

REBT is a practical and action-oriented therapy that focuses on the present moment rather than dwelling on past events. It is designed to help individuals identify and change their negative thought patterns, beliefs, and attitudes that may be causing emotional distress or unhealthy behaviours.

The therapy is based on the ABC model, which stands for Activating event, Belief, and Consequence. According to this model, it is not the event itself that causes emotional distress, but rather our beliefs about the event. Thus, by changing our beliefs, we can change our emotional response to the event and improve our overall well-being.

In REBT, the therapist works collaboratively with the client to identify their irrational beliefs and replace them with more rational ones. The therapist may use a variety of techniques, such as cognitive restructuring, reframing, and disputing, to challenge and change the client’s negative thought patterns.

One of the key principles of REBT is unconditional self-acceptance, which means accepting oneself as a fallible human being and recognising that one’s worth is not based on their achievements or the opinions of others. By accepting oneself unconditionally, individuals can develop greater resilience and self-esteem, and be more able to cope with life’s challenges.

In conclusion, Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is a practical and effective therapy that can help individuals change their negative thought patterns and beliefs, and improve their emotional well-being and overall quality of life. By focusing on the present moment and working collaboratively with the therapist, individuals can develop greater self-awareness, resilience, and self-acceptance, and be more able to cope with life’s challenges.

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