Rational-Emotive Therapy to Help Teachers Control Their Emotions and Behavior When Dealing With Disagreeable Students

September 2008
Intervention in School & Clinic;Sep2008, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p52
Academic Journal
Students with challenging behaviors are very deft at engaging teachers in power struggles as a way to either feel empowered, obtain attention, or escape an unpleasant task. The more frustrated that teachers permit themselves to get, the less capable they are of responding in a therapeutic, productive fashion to students' challenging behaviors. The purpose of this article is to describe a system, based on principles of rational-emotive therapy, to help teachers stay composed when dealing with disagreeable students. Emotionally controlled teachers have greater access to behaviors in their repertoire for responding effectively to students' challenging behaviors.


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