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Idiosyncratic Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Idiosyncratic Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Windy Dryden

ISBN 978 1 89805952 3 (2002)

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When people think about REBT, they usually think of the famous Ellis-Gloria film and assume that all REBT therapists practice REBT as Albert Ellis did in that film. However, in reality there is a great deal of variation among REBT therapists concerning how they practice this approach to counselling and psychotherapy. In this unique book eleven leading REBT therapists discuss their idiosyncratic practice of REBT, firmly shattering the myth that all REBT therapists are the same.

Windy Dryden, Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Programme Co-ordinator of the College's MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. He has written or edited over 130 books and numerous book chapters and journal articles.

Albert Ellis, President of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. He presents many workshops and talks nationally and internationally and is consulting editor of a dozen psychological journals. He has published over 700 articles and 68 books on psychotherapy, relationships therapy and sex therapy.

Raymond DiGiuseppe, Professor and Chair of Psychology at St John's University in New York City, and Director of Professional Education at the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. His present work involves the assessment and treatment of anger, the therapeutic alliance with children and adolescents, the treatment of external disorders in children and adolescents, and the development of REBT theory and practice.

Paul Hauck was one of the early practitioners of REBT. He was the inaugural editor of Rational Living, the first REBT journal. He has a very successful practice and has published 18 books which have been translated into 16 languages.
Sue Walen was for many years an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Towson State University, and Instructor in Psychiatry at the John Hopkins Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Dr Walden has an independent practice in Bethesda, Maryland.

Emmett Velten has been a clinical school psychologist, chief psychologist at a community mental health clinic, clinical development director at a substance abuse treatment agency headquartered in California and an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco. He is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Albert Ellis Institute. His dissertation produced the Velten Mood Induction Procedure, which is widely used in research on mood states. He has a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.

Monica O'Kelly is Director of the Australian Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy and is involved in conducting training programs in affiliation with the Albert Ellis Institute. She is Honorary Lecturer in the Faculty of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine at Monash University where she teaches in the Doctor of Psychology program. For the past 20 years and at present she is in full-time private practice in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia.

Nando Pelusi is an adjunct professor at St John's University. He is certified supervisor of REBT at the Albert Ellis Institute where he conducts various workshops. He is on the board of advisors for the National Association of Cognitive Behavior Therapists and is in private practice in New York City.

Michael Neenan is Associate Director of the Centre for Stress Management, Blackheath, London and Visiting Tutor at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is co-editor of the REBT Association's (United Kingdom) journal, The Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist.

Kristene A. Doyle is the Training and Development Coordinator and the Child and Family Services Coordinator at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. She also is an Associate Adjunct Professor at St John's University, teaching courses in the psychology doctoral program.

Ann Vernon is Professor and Coordinator of Counseling at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. In addition to her university teaching, Dr Vernon has a private counseling practice where she specializes in working with children and adolescents and their parents. She is currently the Vice President of the Albert Ellis Board of Trustees and the director of the Midwest Center for REBT

Windy Dryden

Windy Dryden

Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths College. He has authored or edited 142 books and edited 13 book series on counselling. He is a keen supporter of Arsenal Football Club and lover of hip-hop music. He wishes he could play sax as good as Junior Walker and could sing as well as Craig David. His current professional interests lie in the area of using humour in counselling to promote client reflection, learning and change. He trained at Aston University in the same trainee cohort as Pete Sanders and is delighted to be a PCCS author.

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