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Abstract Cognitive behavior therapy CBT has been known as the most efficacious method of therapy Lees 2008 Butler Chapman Forman Beck 2006 Additionally there are several forms of cognitive behavior therapy that have been developed over the past several decades in order to emphasize specific conceptualizations created by that particular theorist For example rational emotive behavior therapy or REBT is based upon the works of Dr Albert R Ellis and is known as a pioneering form of CBT Lees 2008 The purpose of REBT is to teach individuals how to resolve their emotional and behavioral disturbances and lead happier lives utilizing the ABCDE model The ABCDE model helps clients identify their irrational beliefs that lead to their current emotional cognitive or behavioral symptoms as well as teach clients how to dispute those irrational beliefs and formulate new rational alternate beliefsKeywords rational emotive behavior therapy Albert Ellis ABCDE modelWith the emergence of psychology as its own science came various schools of psychology that represented major theories within the field For example structuralism was the first school of psychology that was followed by functionalism behaviorism psychoanalysis and humanistic psychology among others Lees 2008 Knapp Beck 2008 Each school would vie for dominance in psychology and several were able to have their landmark upon the field through the advent of influential theories compelling research and effective therapeutic interventions However one school in particular cognitive psychology was able to emerge and develop the most empirically based therapy in psychology cognitive behavior therapy Knapp Beck 2008 Cognitive behavior therapy also known as CBT was originally developed by Aaron Beck who postulated that individuals thoughts and feelings have a strong and directive impact on their behavior Lees 2008 Hence thoughts feelings and behaviors are controlled through modifications incorporated by the collaborative therapeutic relationship between client and therapist as well as the utilization of empirically based techniques derived from learning theory behaviorism and cognitive therapy Lees 2008 Therefore
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