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Good moments in Rational-Emotive Therapy: Some unique features of this approach

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Abstract

Two independent teams of judges used a general category system of good moments and an RET category system of good moments, respectively, in assessing all client statements in two audiotaped sessions conducted by Dr. Albert Ellis. A comparison of the findings from using the two category systems identified four unique features of RET. The features involved (a) unique RET good moments given by the RET literature; (b) additional general categories of good moments that are also obtained by RET; (c) unique RET methods of obtaining insight-understanding; and (d) unique RET methods of promoting behavior change.

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Correspondence to Alvin R. Mahrer Ph.D..

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Wayne P. Nadler, Irit Sterner, and Eran A. Talitman are members of the psychotherapy research team, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa. Patricia A. Gervaize, Ph.D., is clinical research psychologist, Ottawa Civic Hospital and School of Medicine, University of Ottawa, as well as a member of the psychotherapy research team, University of Ottawa.

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Mahrer, A.R., Nadler, W.P., Gervaize, P.A. et al. Good moments in Rational-Emotive Therapy: Some unique features of this approach. J Rational-Emot Cognitive-Behav Ther 6, 146–161 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01064076

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