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Albert Ellis: Theory & Concept

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Why was rational emotive behavior therapy developed?

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1. Who developed rational emotive behavior therapy?

2. What three common irrational beliefs does Albert Ellis identify as the source of psychological distress?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly assess what you know about Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and how it might be used to change people's beliefs about themselves and situations using this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The reason Ellis developed his therapeutic approach
  • The three irrational beliefs Ellis believed led to psychological distress
  • The type or types of acceptance REBT clients are taught to develop
  • What the 'A' stands for in Ellis' ABCDE model of emotional disturbance

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the focus and goals of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of irrational beliefs leading to negative feelings and behaviors
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the model by which REBT therapists can help clients change irrational beliefs to rational beliefs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the three levels of acceptance

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology theory, review the accompanying lesson called Albert Ellis: Theory, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Albert Ellis and why he developed REBT
  • Explore how REBT is used and what this therapeutic approach addresses
  • Outline the three common irrational beliefs as identified by Ellis
  • Provide details about the model of emotional disturbance created by Ellis
  • Use examples to illustrate how this model works
  • Define the three levels of acceptance
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