Changing rational-emotive therapy (RET) to rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)

  title={Changing rational-emotive therapy (RET) to rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)},
  author={Albert Ellis},
  journal={Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy},
  • A. Ellis
  • Published 1 June 1995
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
Reasons are given for changing the name of Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and for bringing its behavioral aspects into more prominence. 

Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy: An Interview with Albert Ellis

Over the past 50~years, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) has been developed and refined by Albert Ellis. REBT provides a framework for therapy that appears useful for many therapists and most

Rational emotive behavior therapy research: What we know and what we need to know

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) has achieved positive results in quantitative reviews of treatment outcome studies. In part because of methodological limitations of these studies, however,

Theoretical development of a proposed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy based model to treat persons with Chronic Perseverative Stuttering Syndrome

This theoretical work approaches chronic stuttering from a new, revolutionary point of view. First, the stuttering problem is defined holistically as Chronic Perseverative Stuttering Syndrome (CPSS)

Managing stress at workplace using rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) approach

This paper discusses how the Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) approach can be applied on employees at workplace to manage their stress. Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a useful

The name change debate: Ellis's real agenda

In this brief note, I reveal for the first time Albert Ellis's real agenda for recently changing the name from Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).

50 years of rational‐emotive and cognitive‐behavioral therapy: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

The effectiveness and efficacy of REBT since its beginnings are summarized, several significant moderators emerged, and REBT is a sound psychological intervention.

The Construct Of Personality In Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (Rebt) Theory

In this article it is argued that, if Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is to survive and prosper in the next century, it will require a more comprehensive and detailed theory of personality

Can Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Mindfulness be Integrated Effectively within High Performance Settings?

Our critical commentary explores the overlaps and divergences between Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and contemporary mindfulness practice and considers whether the approaches could be

Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy for Dysfunctional Anger: A Case Study

Anger and related problems are common conditions in everyday life. Anger is often experienced as a feeling that leads to disruptive consequences. Often, anger can be seen among young people,

Applying REBT to workaholic clients

This paper draws attention to the use of rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) in counselling clients who are workaholics. Essential REBT theoretical tenets can help to reveal and explain the



A practitioner's guide to rational-emotive therapy

The basic principles of rational-emotive therapy (RET) are introduced, general therapeutic strategies are explained fully, and many illustrative dialogues between therapist and patient are offered.

Is rational-emotive therapy (RET) “rationalist” or “constructivist”?

ConclusionMahoney, Guidano, and other modern constructivists and process-oriented therapists are partly on the right track and are making some interesting additions to traditional cognitive therapy.

The revised ABC's of rational-emotive therapy (RET)

ConclusionAlthough I was perceptive enough to realize, in my first paper on rational-emotive therapy (RET) in 1956, that cognitions, emotions, and behaviors almost always are not pure or disparate

Expanding the ABCs of RET

The original ABCs of rational-emotive therapy (RET)—where A stands for the Activating events in people's lives, B for their Beliefs about these events, and C for the emotional and behavioral

The practice of behavior therapy

Well, someone can decide by themselves what they want to do and need to do but sometimes, that kind of person will need some practice of behavior therapy references. People with open minded will

Reason and emotion in psychotherapy

In what case do you like reading so much? What about the type of the reason and emotion in psychotherapy book? The needs to read? Well, everybody has their own reason why should read some books.

Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders

Is the emotionally disturbed person a victim of forces beyond his awareness, over which he has no control? This is the belief on which neuropsychiatry, psychoanalysis, and behaviour therapy are all