When I was growing up, after I would have done something mischievous or stubbornly headstrong my mother always insisted that next time I think before I act. I would always as expeditiously as her words were spoken, dismiss the notion of what she said as my rational belief   was that it`s something mothers say to keep their children in alignment. I never really invested much rumination in the idea that our thoughts can indeed change our behaviour and always had the justification that we are who we are and our cerebration would never change. Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) displays an array of beliefs and techniques to indeed show the contrary of my youthful understandings and in this assignment it is my intention, both scholarly and with my own personal reflections, to present the ways in which REBT can aid and assist those in need of guidance to make sense of their seemingly fallen world. This will further include the support of analogous research and readings I have conducted with focused   commentary on the key concepts, techniques, goals and the pertinence of REBT.

“There’s no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.” (Ellis, 2003, p.15)

The Birth of a Therapy: Key Concepts, Basic Techniques and Goals.

REBT (initially known as rational therapy and later as rational emotive therapy) was the first of the cognitive behaviour therapies which was birthed by Albert Ellis in 1955 and can be defined as a model of cognitive behaviour which places great significance on the recognition of mental and emotional functions. Considerable focus is further placed on how we redefine our problems and deal with the modifying of our attitudes with the desired result of developing more adequate and respectable patterns of behaviour (Yankura & Dryden, 1994).
The basic understanding of REBT is that all people have worth and the events in one's life alone do not cause the person to...