Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 223-244

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A solution-focused approach to rational-emotive behavior therapy: toward a theoretical integration

  • Jeffrey T. GutermanAffiliated withBarry University Email author 
  • , James RudesAffiliated withBarry University

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A theoretical integration of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and solution-focused therapy is described. It is suggested that the integrative conceptualization underscores these models’ complementary aspects by addressing the limitations of each and enhancing their respective strengths. The clinical theory and process of the integrative model is explicated along with a case example. Directions for future theory building, research, and practice are considered.


REBT solution-focused therapy integration