REBT – The Modern Effective Therapy System
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Heal yourself and achieve your full potential with this incredible therapy system
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 28 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Heal themselves using REBT
  • Achieve their personal goals
  • Recognise their irrational, self limiting beliefs
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  • This course is suitable for beginners and contains everything you need to get started in applying REBT to your life!

Fully Accredited R.E.B.T Diploma 

The Modern Effective therapy System

This course is fully accredited by a globally recognized CPD body, the Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency. 

Taking this course will give you the opportunity to gain a diploma signifying formal certification for 10 hours of CPD credit. 

Please note, accreditation is optional. It is by no means compulsory, or a prerequisite for taking the course. Degree requirements vary based on the position you pursue and the area in which you reside or work. Should you wish to opt for accreditation and the diploma, full details and directions will be given at the end of the course. 

R.E.B.T or Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy to give it its full name, is a modern effective therapy system that was originally thought up by Albert Ellis during the 1950’s.

R.E.B.T is sometimes referred to as “rational emotive therapy” or simpler still, as “rational therapy”.

R.E.B.T, is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), that is focused on helping clients change irrational beliefs, and is one of a very few therapies in psychology that has evidence in support of its effectiveness.

R.E.B.T is known as the rational therapy, because at its core, this most modern of therapies is all about understanding how we make sense of our emotions.

Everything we feel and everything we do, involves emotions, so Ellis developed this action orientated approach to psychotherapy, which produces results by helping clients manage their emotions, their cognitions and their behaviours.

This most wonderful and modern of therapies, teaches us that it’s not events, or things that upset and disturb us, but rather how we view these events, or things.  In essence, how a person thinks, influences their feelings.

When a person believes illogical and irrational beliefs about themselves, others, and the world, psychological problems and mental distress will often be the result.

The goal of REBT is to help people alter these negative thinking patterns and irrational, illogical beliefs, in order to overcome any resulting psychological problems.

I have created this course, in such a way that everybody can benefit from this amazing therapy approach.  No special knowledge of psychology or therapy is needed, as the course has been written for beginners.

An open mind and a willingness to rethink the way in which you view yourself, others and the world is all that is required for you to gain maximum benefit of the REBT Model.

REBT can be effective for a long list of disorders and issues, with a good body of evidence supporting its effectiveness for each one.

These include:

  • Depression
  • Various forms of anxiety, especially social anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • All types of addictions 
  • Problems related to impulse control
  • Problems related to emotional control
  • Personality disorders
  • Anger management
  • Pain management
  • Stress management
  • Coping with health or disability problems
  • Child behavioural issues
  • Family relationship issues
  • Issues specific to couples
  • Personal growth, life goal issues, performance at work issues

As you can see, REBT is a versatile approach, helping people with a wide range of psychological and life issues.

Included in the course, you’ll find a number of resources to help you apply the principles of REBT easily and effectively.

As with all of my courses, you’ll be able to benefit from full support from myself 7 days a week.  I always get back to my students the very same day, and more often than not, within a couple of hours (depending on your time zone!)

The Syllabus contains:

  • What is REBT
  • Happiness Self Assessment
  • What do I need to benefit from REBT
  • What can REBT treat
  • Why you need REBT
  • Using REBT as a Self Help Model
  • How does REBT differ from other therapies
  • What are the similarities of REBT with CBT
  • How does it differ from CBT
  • What is the ABCDE Model
  • "A" Exploring "Activating Event"
  • "B" Your "Belief Systems"
  • Exploring the C in REBT "Consequences"
  • Exploring the D in REBT "Disputing"
  • "E" Looking at the "Effects" in REBT
  • The three Basic Musts
  • Type 1 Sub-Beliefs
  • Type 2 Sub-Beliefs
  • Type 3 Sub-Beliefs
  • A whole section devoted to case studies and examples
  • The three types of acceptance and the three core beliefs
  • How to inspect your own beliefs
  • Positive Thinking and positive self talk
  • Alternative healthier thinking
  • Plus a whole section devoted to resources, templates and worksheets!
  • Conclusion

Who is the target audience?
  • This is for you if you want to heal yourself of anxiety and depression
  • This is for you if you want to enhance your self awareness
  • This is for you if you want to remove emotional obstacles and achieve your full potential
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
Welcome To REBT, Let's Get Started!
4 Lectures 11:52

In this REBT course introduction, you'll learn a little about me, Libby Seery, your course instructor, and my expertise as a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Therapeutic Life Coach.

Preview 02:51

About Me

Discover some interesting facts about Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) and why it's commonly known as the "Rational Therapy", the modern and effective therapy system.

Preview 04:27

This video will help you complete the happiness self-assessment, containing 10 questions.

Preview 03:54
REBT Resources, Downloadable Templates, Worksheets & More
6 Lectures 34:19
Introduction To The REBT Resources Section

Find out what the 15 most common cognitive distortions (negative thinking patterns) are, and the effect they can have on you.

REBT – Negative Thinking Patterns

Here's some guidance in how to create a list of helpful coping thoughts and positive statements.

There's also a downloadable list already created for you in the resources section.

Positive Thinking & Positive Self-Talk

Using REBT As A Self-Help Tool

Alternative Healthier Thinking In 10 Steps Worksheet

Rational Beliefs Versus Irrational Beliefs For Depression
REBT; The Modern Effective Therapy System
3 Lectures 07:44

Here, we explore what you need in order to get the maximum benefit from this REBT course.

What Do I Need To Benefit From This Course?

Through REBT treatment people can learn to better cope with challenges related to their health or any disabilities. It can also help them cope with physical problems such as pain management and stress management.

What Can R.E.B.T Treat?

Think of it this way: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s a saying that simply means that it is better to manage things while they are manageable, rather than wait until they become nearly unmanageable.

Why Do I Need It?
REBT – The Proven Effective Action Orientated Therapy Approach
4 Lectures 11:12

REBT is not just an approach meant to fix problems when things have gone too far. It’s a whole system of looking at and thinking about the world that will empower you to manage your emotions and make good decisions while you are at it.

Can R.E.B.T Be Used For Self-Help Or Self-Management?

Compared to REBT, psychodynamics typically takes much longer to complete. It’s also a more free-flowing approach which doesn’t let the therapist steer where the client is going much. It’s the client that sets the agenda, whereas in REBT the therapist provides a strong sense of structure and direction.

How Does R.E.B.T Differ From Other Therapies?

REBT is a form of CBT. Rather, it would be more accurate to say that REBT is one of (if not the) first CBT therapies. The ideas that its creator Albert Ellis put into REBT underpin much of modern CBT and all the different therapy models that have grown from it.

What Are The Similarities With CBT?

The first key difference is in the emphasis of the two approaches. REBT is more concerned with its underlying philosophy, whereas CBT is more concerned with the practical problems of the moment.

How Does R.E.B.T Differ From CBT?

Quiz 1
3 questions
The ABCDE Model
6 Lectures 11:37

We are introduced to the ABCDE model in REBT

Preview 02:15

The “A” is short for “activating event”. 

This is something that happens in your life that sets all the problematic events your experience into motion. It’s the first domino in line that needs just a small push to set the reaction in motion.

The "A" Of The ABCDE Model Stands For "Activating Event"

The “B” stands for your “belief system”.

Why do we call it a “system”? It’s simple, your beliefs don’t exist separately from each other, they exist in connection with each other. 

The "B" Of The ABCDE Model Stands For "Belief System"

Here we look at the "C".

The “C” stands for “Consequences” as in the consequences of irrational beliefs on your emotions and life.

The "C" Of The ABCDE Model Stands For "Consequences"

The “D” in the ABCDE model stands for “disputing” and is probably the most distinctive element in REBT.

The "D" Of The ABCDE Model Stands For "Disputing"

The “E” in the ABCDE Model of REBT is short for “effect”.

Specifically it refers to the effects that happen when a person changes the belief system through which they interpret activating events and otherwise make meaning of the world.

The "E" Of The ABCDE Model Stands For "Effect"

Quiz 2
3 questions
The "Three Basic Musts" & The Sub-Beliefs Of Each (Type 1, 2 & 3)
4 Lectures 13:02

Ellis identified three main themes under which these irrational beliefs could be classified. Three main types of irrational beliefs that is each characterized by a “must” or absolute core belief.

The "Three Basic Musts"

For each type of belief there are a number of sub-beliefs which at first glance may not look familiar to us, but trust me, once you think about them you’ll see that they clearly fall under one of the three types of basic beliefs!

Variations Of The "Three Basic Musts" – Type 1 Sub-Beliefs

Now let’s look at the Type II sub-beliefs. These relate to the core belief that other people must always treat us fairly.

Variations Of The "Three Basic Musts" – Type 2 Sub-Beliefs

Finally let’s look at the sub-beliefs of the Type III core belief. If you recall, this is the  belief that we must always get what we want, no matter what.

Variations Of The "Three Basic Musts" – Type 3 Sub-Beliefs
REBT In Action Using Case Studies As Examples
7 Lectures 28:30

Here we look at case studies and examples using the ABCDE Model

Case Studies & Examples: The ABCDE Model

We continue with case studies and examples.

Case Studies & Examples: Disputing

Here we continue with looking at the "Effects", with the use of case studies and examples.

Case Studies & Examples: Effects

Exploring further the "Three Basic Musts", we use the help of examples and case studies.

Case Studies & Examples: The "Three Basic Musts"

We look at more case studies in help to identify Type 1, 2 and 3

Case Studies & Examples: Identifying Type 1, Type 2 & Type 3 Sub-Beliefs

Here we explore further, Emotional & Behavioural Consequences Of The "Three Basic Musts"

Emotional & Behavioural Consequences Of The "Three Basic Musts"

We see some examples of negative consequences

Case Studies & Examples: Negative Consequences
The Three Types Of Acceptance
4 Lectures 09:51

Let's now see the three types of acceptance and the three three core beliefs

The Three Types Of Acceptance & The Three Core Beliefs Of Each

This lecture looks out how we can inspect our own beliefs

How To Inspect Your Own Beliefs

In this lecture we look at wrapping up the course and summarising with what we've learned so far!



About the Instructor
Libby Seery - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies
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LIBBY SEERY - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Ad.Dip.Psych, PGDip.CBT, Dip.Couns, Dip.NLP, Dip.Psych.Coach 

All of my online courses are fully accredited with the CPD Standards Agency and offer students the opportunity to gain CPD credits/hours.

I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and Therapeutic Art Practitioner.

I run a very successful practice in Harley Street, London which is recognised the world over as a centre of medical excellence.

I am a highly trained specialist with a wealth of experience, working with people from all walks of life; including referrals from charities I'm involved in, to very high profile clients from all over the world.

As well as my client work, I have had a number of works published and have appeared on TV and radio.

I am also the founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Training Academy, which offers courses in counselling, CBT and other areas of self development.  

As an accredited CPD training provider, I have more than 60,000 students, from 181 countries, and have been honoured with a number of awards for my contribution to education.

I also write and lecture in my subject, as well as training other doctors and counsellors in specialist areas of counselling and therapeutic art.