Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

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7 pages in length. Janice knew the doorbell was going to ring any minute and she would be faced with spending an entire evening with a man she only knew as Jeff Conward, her boss's newly-divorced son (A - activating event). She just knew he was going to be a depressing, pessimistic loser whose only conversation all night will a sniveling re-creation of his failed marriage (B - preconceived beliefs; C - cause emotional consequences). Utilizing REBT to restructure this process focuses upon how beliefs - not the event they cause - are responsible for emotional outcome. Bibliography lists 9 sources.