A Therapist’s Manual for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Groups

A Therapist’s Manual for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Groups

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One of the great advantages of rational-emotive therapy (RET) and cog nitive behavior therapy (CBT) is that they frequently employ psycho educational methods-including bibliotherapy, workshops, lectures, courses, recordings, and films. I created RET at the beginning of 1955 after I had abandoned the practice of psychoanalysis because I found it to be highly inefficient and philosophically superficial. Being almost addicted to one-to-one therapy as a result of my analytic training and experience, I at first did RET only with individual clients and found this pioneering form of CBT considerably more effective than the other ther apies with which I had experimented. By 1957, however, I realized that RET could be taught to large num bers of persons through self-help books and articles and that RET -ori ented writings could not only prove valuable to the general public but that they could also be successfully employed to hasten and intensify the therapy of my individual clients. I therefore wrote a number of RET self help books-especially How to Live with a Neurotic (1957), Sex without Guilt (1958), A New Guide to Rational Living (with Robert A. Harper; original edition, 1961), and A Guide to Successful Marriage (with Robert A. Harper, 1961).Personal Reminder Form As in previous sessions, the participants are asked to fill out the Personal Reminder Forms (on NCR paper) that serve both as prompts for them in reinforcing the learning experience and as an additional source ofanbsp;...

Title:A Therapist’s Manual for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Groups
Author:L.I. Sank, C.S. Shaffer
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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