Thinking Processes Involved in Irrational Beliefs and Their Disturbed Consequences

Ellis, Albert
June 1995
Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy;Summer1995, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p105
Academic Journal
The rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) view of irrational beliefs (IBs) is explained, rationality and irrationality are defined in terms of this view, specific thinking processes that are often involved in emotional disturbance are discussed, and concrete ways of actively and forcefully disputing these irrational beliefs are presented.


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