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A Logical Foundation for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

  • Yatin Saraiya
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Abstract

Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) depends on the implications A ⊃ B and B ⊃ C where A is an activating event, B is a belief and C is an emotional consequence. We use this idea to present a logical theory for REBT, and show how it can be used to create a computer program that can be used as a therapist’s aid.

Keywords

Logic Questionnaire Computer Program 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Ethical Approval

This paper has no human subjects, so it violates no ethical standards for dealing with human subjects.

Conflict of interest

There are no conflicts of interest on the part of the author.

References

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Palo AltoUSA

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