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Ten Cognitive Distortions & Four IB’s

Please visit this => page for a list, explanation of and tips for how to use  the Ten Cognitive Distortions and Four IB's (Irrational Beliefs) as conceptualized by David Burns, Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis.      2,672 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-06-14 18:49:47.

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How to Learn REBT

Perhapos it is just a teeny bit immodest of me to title this page "How to Learn REBT-CBT" as if starting from a zero baseline, you will be able to practice REBT-CBT just by reading these few pages. Live workshops and face-to-face therapy/coaching/training are of course the best ways to learn, however  lots of people, including […]

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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do anti-depressant medications work?”  It would be witless to try to have a credible discussion here about the science.  But we don’t need to delve too deeply into the science when the semantics of the question is so much more compelling and […]

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What is the purpose of life?

We have been having a great time with our friends over at the REBT-CBT Forum discussing the timeless question, What is the Purpose of Life?  Actually, REBT has quite a bit to say about this, but I fear that what it has to say is not very satisfying to those who raise the question!  Click the […]

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Is The Donald a hero?

This week, billionaire businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ignited a firestorm in the media with his remarks about Senator John McCain’s service record, “He’s no hero!” declares Trump. 3,669 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2015-07-23 04:38:32.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 in General Semantics, overgeneralization, People Rating, Rating |

On another thread, we have been discussing America being the greatest country in the world, that is so called “American Exceptionalism.” 727 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Disputing Overgeneralizations

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 7 Jun 17 in Disputing, overgeneralization, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

A new reader asks how to dispute an "overgeneralization" Hi Newbie, Welcome! I often use "overgeneralization" in a loose way to mean exaggeration. However, if you are using the term in the way that Burns coined it, OVERGENERALIZATION: You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat. You arbitrarily conclude that one […]

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