Overcoming Resistance: A Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Integrated Approach (2nd ed.)
Foreword by Raymond DiGiuseppe Ph.D.
“Overcoming Resistance: A Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Integrated Approach” examines the underlying causes of resistance to psychotherapy and provides methods for overcoming it. This book written for professionals explains the common forms of resistance (for example, extreme low frustration tolerance, fear of shame, feelings of hopelessness, pessimism, perfectionism, and hidden agendas), and how to combat them with Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Dr. Ellis provides several REBT techniques for disputing core irrational beliefs that underlie resistance in a straight-forward manner. In addition, ways to integrate REBT with other forms of therapy (such as Gestalt, Multimodal, Existential, Psychoanalytic, etc) are addressed to demonstrate how to combine other therapeutic techniques with REBT.