ERIC Number: ED439329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Disability and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
Gandy, Gerald L.
This article provides information on how Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) can be adapted for use in rehabilitation counseling. It states that although clients with an average range of intelligence have responded well to REBT, clients with borderline intellectual functioning are not suitable candidates for cognitive disputing but can be taught simple rational coping statements. The paper makes a distinction between general REBT and preferential REBT. General REBT often involves correcting a person's misconceptions about reality, improving problem-solving behavior, or teaching rational coping statements. Preferential REBT involves a philosophical change in the core irrational beliefs that an individual may have about life. It concludes that REBT combined with a more relationship-oriented style and experiential-expressive techniques can facilitate the use of preferential REBT with many rehabilitation clients. (Contains 17 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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