Clinical models in RET: An advanced model of the organization of emotional and behavioural disorders

  • Cesare DeSilvestri


Based on Albert Ellis' original ABC model and Richard Wessler's 8-step model, a new model of emotional disturbances is described. The new model attempts to express graphically some important principles of RET theory as well as its recent advancements and innovations. The clinical usefulness of the model, both in the assessment process and in planning therapeutic interventions, is discussed with particular attention to secondary symptoms of emotional disturbances.


Public Health Therapeutic Intervention Clinical Usefulness Assessment Process Behavioural Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cesare DeSilvestri
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  1. 1.Institute for RET (Italy)RomaItalia

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