Rational Emotive Behavioral Approaches to Childhood Disorders
This book carefully describes the history of the theory and practice of REBT with children and adolescents, which dates back to the late 1950’s. A detailed explanation of the differences in the application of REBT with children versus adults are included as well as a thorough description of the use of rational-emotive behavioral approaches with parents and teachers. Experts in this field detail the applications of REBT with children and adolescents suffering from depression, anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, educational problems, and aggression. The use of REBT with youth in a group format is explained, including a detailed description of how to use specific suggested exercises and a brief review of research on this topic. Finally, the application of REBT in schools is illustrated, including a history and research on the use of Rational Emotive Education, specific lesson plans, and a description of the use of REE as a preventative tactic.