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.
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:
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.
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.
Find out what the 15 most common cognitive distortions (negative thinking patterns) are, and the effect they can have on you.
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.
Here, we explore what you need in order to get the maximum benefit from this REBT 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 “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.
Here we look at the "C".
The “C” stands for “Consequences” as in the consequences of irrational beliefs on your emotions and life.
The “D” in the ABCDE model stands for “disputing” and is probably the most distinctive element in REBT.
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.
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.
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!
Now let’s look at the Type II sub-beliefs. These relate to the core belief that other people must always treat us fairly.
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.
Here we look at case studies and examples using the ABCDE Model
We continue with case studies and examples.
Here we continue with looking at the "Effects", with the use of case studies and examples.
Exploring further the "Three Basic Musts", we use the help of examples and case studies.
We look at more case studies in help to identify Type 1, 2 and 3
Here we explore further, Emotional & Behavioural Consequences Of The "Three Basic Musts"
We see some examples of negative consequences
Let's now see the three types of acceptance and the three three core beliefs
This lecture looks out how we can inspect our own beliefs
In this lecture we look at wrapping up the course and summarising with what we've learned so far!
PLEASE SEE THIS LECTURE FOR DETAILS ON BECOMING ACCREDITED AND GAINING A DIPLOMA, AS WELL AS A SPECIAL GIFT FOR YOU!
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.