chapter  8
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Why Rational Emotive Therapy to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?


What is most interesting about this paper (Ellis, 1999), in which RET became REBT, is not just the inclusion of “behavior” into the definition of rational emotive behavior therapy. Rather it is what it states and implies about Ellis’ perspective on cognition, emotion, and behavior on the one hand, and the degree to which he was determined to position REBT as a general approach on the other.