Other techniques include:
1. Modeling - asking a client to emulate someone who demonstrates the desired behavior.
2. Referenting – cost benefit analysis of the behavior
3. Cognitive homework – e.g. identifying and disputing irrational beliefs
4. Bibliotherapy and psychoeducational assignments – books, lectures, groups
5. Proselytizing – sharing the approach with others
6. Recording sessions – allows clients to review ideas they may have missed and to reinforce other ideas.
7. Reframing – viewing a problem from a different perspective, this gives it a different meaning.
8. Stop and monitor – establish cues to stop and notice thought processes throughout the day.
REBT emotional techniques:
- Rational emotive imagery
- Forceful coping statements
- Forceful taped disputing
- Role playing
- Reverse role playing
- Humor (includes Ellis’s songs)
- Unconditional acceptance by the therapist
- Teaching unconditional self-acceptance and unconditional other acceptance
- Encounter exercises
REBT behavioral techniques:
- shame-attacking exercises
- skill training
- paradoxical homework
- relapse prevention
- in vivo desensitization
- staying in difficult situations
- acting on rational beliefs