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Rational Stories for Children. A Rational Emotive Education Protocol for Approaching Anxiety in Children and Adolescents Based on the Stories Book The Retmagic and Wonderful Adventures of Retman

  • Ioana Alina Cristea
  • Simona Stefan
  • Oana David
  • Cristina Mogoase
  • Anca Dobrean
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Abstract

Cognitive–Behavioral Therapies (CBT) are currently considered (Hofmann, Asnaani, Vonk, Sawyer, & Fang, 2012) effective treatments for child and adolescent psychopathology. The very first form of CBT is Rational–Emotive and Cognitive–Behavior Therapy (RE Ellis, 1962).

Keywords

Irrational Belief Rational Belief Child Psychopathology Experiential Lesson Adolescent Anxiety 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioana Alina Cristea
    • 1
  • Simona Stefan
    • 1
  • Oana David
    • 1
  • Cristina Mogoase
    • 1
  • Anca Dobrean
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj NapocaRomania

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