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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

A distinguishing characteristic of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT_ is its ‘active-directive” orientation, with a primary focus on the present time.  Dr. Albert Ellis developed this therapy from Stoicism and  around “disputing” cognitive thinking errors overtly.  Essentially, REBT posits that Adversity - Beliefs - Consequences is a linear formula that is primarily based on the existing beliefs, and that changing these beliefs is the key to contentment.