Rational Emotive Behavioral TherapyDate: Monday, February 17, 2014
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
conference room at Fillmore County Hospital
Presented by Gerry Merck, mhdl, plmhp, pladc, Outpatient Therapist
REBT is a comprehensive, active-directive, philosophically and empirically based psychotherapy which focuses on resolving emotional and behavioral problems and disturbances and enabling people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. REBT was created and developed by the American psychotherapist and psychologist Albert Ellis who was inspired by many of the teachings of Asian, Greek, Roman and modern philosophers. REBT is one form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) based on the premise that whenever we become upset, it is not the events taking place in our lives that upset us; it is the beliefs that we hold that cause us to become depressed, anxious, enraged. This session teaches the ABC method of changing the way you feel by changing the way you think, and helps the participant take control of negative emotional experiences.