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    -how the theory would conceptualize his problem
    -what key concepts can be applied
    -discuss two specific interventions to use with this client.
    - Identify a limitation of applying the theory to this case.

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    (1) how the theory would conceptualize his problem

    Rational Emotive Therapy (REBT) holds that transmitting legitimate goals and preferences to be absolute musts that one must adhere to leads to issues such as self-denigration, self-pity or other disturbing feelings. Henry irrationally makes himself depressed by isolating himself from others. He is concerned about what others think of him. Henry feels that he must maintain his cultural roots, and thus this prevents him from relationships with his American friends.

    (2) What key concepts can be applied?

    Based on REBT, the key concepts that can be applied in this case involve getting Henry to think more rationally. He needs to learn how to guard against disturbances that prevent him from self-acceptance and self-fulfillment. REBT teaches that emotions derive from individuals' faulty thinking, and these emotions are based on the individual's irrational views about a situation. The goal of therapy is to alleviate Henry's symptoms and accept who he is. REBT teaches an ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution discusses an application from the perspective of Rational Emotive Therapy