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ERIC Number: EJ1017502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
A Comparison of Rational Emotive Therapy and Tibetan Buddhism: Albert Ellis and the Dalai Lama
Holt, Susan A; Austad, Carol Shaw
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v7 n4 p8-11 2013
This article explores conceptual and methodological similarities between Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Tibetan Buddhism (TB). The authors examine some of the values and concepts they share. They compare the two systems on a number of issues: philosophical underpinnings, concepts of what causes human psychopathology, techniques to bring about change, outcome expectancies and goals. The purpose of this exploration is to increase awareness of the need for Western psychotherapists to develop a comprehensive science of the mind to help humans overcome difficulties and to live more fulfilling lives.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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