Flashcards in 1.4.2 REBT (Co) Deck (22):
What is REBT?
Rational emotive behaviour therapy
What is it though irrational behaviour is caused by?
What does REBT aim to do?
Change irrational thoughts and the subsequent behaviour
What is the A B C in the ABC model?
In a rational behaviour example with the activating event being a friend ignoring you, what would be the b and c?
B - they didn't see me
C - laugh and joke about it later
In a irrational behaviour example with the activating event being a friend ignoring you, what would be the b and c?
B - they hate me, everyone does, I'm worthless
C - depression and isolation
What is mustabatory thinking?
Source of irrational beliefs, involves thinking certain things must be the case to be happy
What are the 3 types of mustabatory thinking Ellis identified?
1. I must be accepted and approved by everyone
2. I must achieve or I am worthless
3. The world must give me happiness or I will die
If you have a mustabatory way of thinking what will happen?
You will be disappointed at the very least as it is an unrealistic way thinking
What are the 3 types of disputing?
What is logical disputing?
Therapist asks client does this way of thinking make sense?
What is empirical disputing?
Therapist asks client to show them the evidence for their beliefs
What is pragmatic disputing?
Therapist asks client how their thoughts help them
What are the effects?
The client feels better and accepts themselves
What does the unconditional positive regard involve the therapist being?
Showing the client they are valued
What will unconditional positive regard help the client feel?
Comfortable in discussing and challenging their beliefs in a supportive way
What is at the heart of the computer analogy?
Irrational thoughts = mental disorder
How does REBT link to computer analogy?
Aims to change the faulty processing to get more rational thoughts
How do internal mental process apply to REBT?
Use internal mental processes to direct our behaviour and response to the world - REBT says our way of thinking results in our behaviour
What schemas might a depressed person build up about themself?
E.g I am nothing
I am worthless
Nobody wants me
What does the therapist in REBT do to these schemas?
Helps the client alter negative schemas challenging their perceptions