Christine’s experience with CBT

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 13 May 21 in Basics, Guest Author |

 Hi REBT Mates! Christine Richardson posted the following as a comment in our long and perennial discussion about the differences between REBT and CBT. It is wonderful, thoughtful, and deserves a space of its own . . .  1,160 total views Originally posted 2017-12-07 22:16:40.

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Is “talk therapy” really limited?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 22 Apr 21 in Books & Media, bookshop, REBT & Other therapies compared |

In a recent discussion, someone wanted to know more about what I meant in a comment where I said that, in the end, all talk therapy is limited.  Here is what I said:  4,304 total views Originally posted 2014-05-09 20:11:21.

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A Bouquet of Dr. Burns Classics For You

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 20 Apr 21 in Books & Media |

               821 total views Originally posted 2018-12-17 12:00:58.

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It’s official! “Awfulize” is now a word!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 17 Apr 21 in Anger, Awfulizing, Awfulzing, Basics, Demanding, Demanding, Emotions, Low Frustration Tolerance, must |

Dr. Ellis coined the term “awfulize” by transforming the adjective “awful” into a verb. The language of REBT can sometimes sound a little contorted, especially when employing “ePrime,” in it’s preference for  using more verbs and adverbs than nouns and adjectives.  Now, it is official! “Awfulizing” has made it to the big time and is […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 4 Apr 21 in Aaron Beck, Books & Media, bookshop |

Get to know more about Gary Emery, Ph.D., part of Aaron Beck’s team at University of Pennsylvania that developed CBT . . .  1,578 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2019-04-08 21:34:45.

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It’s perennial: Difference between REBT & CBT???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 31 Mar 21 in REBT & Other therapies compared |

 We are pleased to have Dr. Edelstein discuss the differences between REBT and CBT. Albert Ellis introduced Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in 1955, a radical change from the traditional therapies popular at the time.     8,653 total views Originally posted 2017-09-15 00:00:57.

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 17 Mar 21 in David Burns, Depression, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

  Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.”           ~David Burns, author “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 14 Mar 21 in Books & Media, bookshop, REBT |

Lynn Clark, PhD, Author, Clinical Psychologist, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Western Kentucky University . . .     1,541 total views Originally posted 2019-02-28 19:51:48.

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Do you believe your thoughts?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 11 Mar 21 in Ten Cognitive Distortions |

Are your thoughts true? Here is one for you.  When you are aware of  thinking a thought, do you automatically assume that it is true, factual and valid?  1,284 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-09-20 07:37:03.

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How helpful is CBT, really?

       We have been discussing the approach of Dr. David Burns, renowned member of the Beck team which developed Cognitive Therapy in the 1980’s, best-selling author of the evergreen “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” and many other fine books on CBT.          2,800 total views Originally posted 2014-10-01 20:41:19.

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