Similarities and Differences Between Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Therapy

Ellis, Albert
September 2003
Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy;Fall2003, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p225
Academic Journal
The main theoretical and practical applications of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Therapy (CT) are examined and found to be similar to each other in most respects, hut REBT bases its concepts of improved treatment of neurotic disorders and of severe personality dysfunctioning largely on philosophical, existential, and humanistic bases, while CT tends to align them with empirical results of outcome studies. Both REBT and CT, however, use philosophic and empirical outcome studies to construct and validate their theories.


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