Understanding Psychological Health
The REBT Perspective
By Windy Dryden
Routledge – 2011 – 192 pages
This book draws on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) - which focuses on resolving emotional and behavioural problems and disturbances and enables people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives - to provide an understanding of psychological health. Each chapter looks at an important aspect of psychological health and then discusses it in relation to the REBT approach.
Divided into two parts the book looks first at how people can remain psychologically healthy in the face of adversity and then goes on to discuss how these healthy philosophies underpin certain key areas of psychological health. As such, topics of discussion include:
Understanding Psychological Health will be of great interest to all therapists in both practice and training.
Preface. Psychological Health: From Disturbance to Dissatisfaction and Development. Part I: The Basics of Psychological Health: Being Healthy in the Face of Adversity. Flexibility. Non-awfulising. Discomfort Tolerance. Acceptance. Part II: Psychological Health: Beyond the Basics. Self-motivation. Self-discipline. Resilience. Tolerance of Uncertainty. Self-control.
Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London.