One of the great advantages of rational-emotive therapy (RET) and cog- nitive behavior therapy (CBT) is that they frequently employ psycho- educational methods-including bibliotherapy, workshops, lectures, courses, recordings, and films. I created RET at the beginning of 1955 after I had abandoned the practice of psychoanalysis because I found it to be highly inefficient and philosophically superficial. Being almost addicted to one-to-one therapy as a result of my analytic training and experience, I at first did RET only with individual clients and found this pioneering form of CBT considerably more effective than the other ther- apies with which I had experimented. By 1957, however, I realized that RET could be taught to large num- bers of persons through self-help books and articles and that RET -ori- ented writings could not only prove valuable to the general public but that they could also be successfully employed to hasten and intensify the therapy of my individual clients. I therefore wrote a number of RET self- help books-especially How to Live with a Neurotic (1957), Sex without Guilt (1958), A New Guide to Rational Living (with Robert A. Harper; original edition, 1961), and A Guide to Successful Marriage (with Robert A. Harper, 1961).
  • Genre: Medicine
  • Pages: 284
  • Author: L.I. Sank, C.S. Shaffer
  • ISBN: 1461583322
  • Publisher: Springer US
Publication DateJanuary 4, 2012
Primary CategoryGardening/General

A Therapist's Manual for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Groups

L I Sank

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