Empirical Research in REBT Theory and Practice

Daniel O. David, Mădălina Sucală, Carmen Coteț, Radu Șoflău, Sergiu Vălenaș

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The theory of REBT was developed by Ellis (1962, 1994), being seen by many in the field as the first form of CBT (e.g., Hollon & DiGiuseppe, 2010) and as a major contributor to the cognitive revolution in psychology and psychotherapy (David, 2015). First labeled Rational Therapy, it was renamed Rational Emotive Therapy before receiving the current name: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (David, 2015). In a personal communication to one of the chapter’s authors (Dr. David), Albert Ellis (2005) would have liked to finally name it Cognitive Affective Behavior Therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in REBT
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Practice, Research, Measurement, Prevention and Promotion
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319931180
ISBN (Print)9783319931173
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Dysfunctional emotions
  • Empirical status
  • Functional emotions
  • Irrational beliefs
  • REBT practice
  • REBT theory
  • Rational beliefs


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