The 4th International Congress of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

13 - 15 September 2019
Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, ROMANIA

REBT in personality disorders: New REBT innovative treatments - Raymond DiGiuseppe

This workshop will describe the diagnostic criteria and symptoms of PD. The construct of schema is prominent in most cognitive models of PD, and the construct is somewhat poorly defined. We will review the history of the term scheme from Kant to Piaget to Beck and discuss the clinical implications of these historic definitions. We will present an expanded REBT model of schema that describes them as not only including informational aspect, but also imperative and evaluative components.

A description of all three components of the scheme associated with each of Millon’s taxonomy of personality disorders will be presented. Also, research on the nature of activating events, irrational beliefs and emotional consequences for patients with and without PDs will be reviewed. The basic components of treating PDS with REBT will be reviewed along with descriptions of the empirically supported treatments for PDs and how these other treatments overlap or complement REBT. Finally, a comprehensive model of PD treatment that relies on the concepts of chronic illness, self-acceptance, and relapse prevention will be presented.

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