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Comparing CBT and REBT

Need assistance, although there are similarities in CBT and REBT there are differences in the philosophy and approach of each. Can you discuss the similar philosophical assumptions of Ellis's REBT and Meichenbaum's CBT. Then discuss where they diverge in philosophy and approach.

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Meichenbaum's thought on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the focus is on the, "importance of providing a treatment model that matches the thought world and beliefs of clients" (Glickman, 2009). Each client is different and has their own set of unique skills. Therapy should be developed to address the unique skills and issues of the individual client. One way Meichenbaun suggest that gets down is by building on the skills already know while building new skills. His "notion of skills is relatively simple to understand, concrete, practical, nonstigmatizing, and intuitive" (Glickman, 2009). Easily enough therapy can be ...

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The solution prepares CBT and REBT for the differences in the philosophy. The similar philosophical assumptions of Ellis's REBT and Meichenbaum's CBT are discussed.

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