Coaching for Rational Living

Theory, Techniques and Applications

  • Michael E. Bernard
  • Oana A. David

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Foundations of Rational-Emotive, Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael E. Bernard
      Pages 25-49
    3. Michael E. Bernard
      Pages 51-66
    4. Timothy J. Sharp
      Pages 87-101
  3. Processes and Techniques of Rational-Emotive, Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Kristina Gyllensten
      Pages 105-116
    3. Oana A. David, Angela M. Breitmeyer
      Pages 117-141
    4. Windy Dryden
      Pages 143-179
    5. Oana A. David, Radu Şoflău, Silviu Matu
      Pages 199-209
  4. Applications of Rational-Emotive, Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Windy Dryden
      Pages 213-228
    3. Michael S. Broder
      Pages 229-245
    4. Michael Neenan
      Pages 247-267
    5. Michael E. Bernard
      Pages 269-293
    6. Michael E. Bernard
      Pages 295-324
    7. Oana A. David, Alina Cîmpean
      Pages 325-341

About this book


This eminently useful guide presents an up-to-date framework for Rational-Emotive Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching (RE-CBC), from basic concepts, techniques, and applications to evidence of how and why this versatile method works. It details how RE-CBC synthesizes the rational thinking, cognitive disputing, and semantic training traditions of RE and CB therapies into coaching strategies for solving problems or furthering personal development. The book’s sections on process and techniques demonstrate the flexibility of the method as used in a variety of settings toward a gamut of purposes, illustrating Albert Ellis’ central goal of long-term happiness through rational living. And specialized chapters offer applications of RE-CBC to familiar coaching domains (life, health, family, motivation) as well as to the complex worlds of business and organizations.


Included in the coverage:


·         Coaching for rational living: rational-emotive, cognitive-behavioral perspectives.

·         Psychological blockers to successful coaching outcomes.

·         Enhancing positive psychology coaching practice.

·         Assessment, case formulation, and intervention models.

·         A step-based framework for coaching practice.

·         Plus: applications of Rational-Emotive Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching, including motivational, parent/family, workplace stress management, organizational change, school success, and sports performance.


Coaching for Rational Living is a robust practice-building resource for coaches, psychologists, counselors, and health professionals, particularly mental health practitioners who use rational-emotive and cognitive-behavioral therapy and coaching. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael E. Bernard
    • 1
  • Oana A. David
    • 2
  1. 1.Melbourne Graduate School of EducationUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.International Coaching Institute, Department of Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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