chapter  5
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Expanding the ABCs of Rational Emotive Therapy


Psychologist Albert Ellis’ REBT and ABC theory are almost synonymous. Thus, changes in the model merit special attention and study.

The ABC model maps a relationship between emotional and behavioral triggering events and the content of thoughts that link to those events. The model is a critical path for separating emotionally toned irrational thinking from emotionally toned realistic thinking.