chapter  3
20 Pages

REBT: thinking it through once more

Problem 1: The centrality of evaluation Classical REBT maintains that evaluations, rather than facts or inferences, are its fundamental concern. Thus, in classical REBT, I am not supposed to be so interested in the fact that your lover did not return your phone call or the inference that your lover is going to leave you for another. I want to know your evaluation of this fact and inference. 'How bad will that be?', I ask, while expectantly waiting for 'Awful!' from my client.