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  • Writer's pictureDeric Hollings

Psychoeducation

 

The first page of The REBT Therapist’s Pocket Companion addresses the practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) being psychoeducational in nature. According to one source:

 

Psychoeducation refers to the process of providing education and information to those seeking or receiving mental health services, such as people diagnosed with mental health conditions (or life-threatening/terminal illnesses) and their family members.

 

In fact, the primary purpose of my blog is to provide a free psychoeducational resource to the public. While not intended to substitute mental health care from other qualified professionals, it’s my hope that education and information related to REBT will be of some benefit to the reader.

 

For instance, in the Tools subcategory of my blog, I offer a number of techniques used with my clients in our REBT-focused sessions. Because REBT is a psychotherapeutic modality that can be used by those who understand this therapeutic approach, education about how it works may be useful for people in search of an REBT practitioner.

 

Likewise, in my Disputation subcategory, I demonstrate how the process of challenging irrational beliefs is accomplished. As such, information of this nature can help to demystify the process of REBT.

 

The REBT Therapist’s Pocket Companion’s first page reminds REBT practitioners that the principles of rational living can be taught and applied to everyday life. In this way, REBT is unlike some other psychotherapeutic modalities which tend to foster codependence between clients and therapists.

 

As an REBT practitioner, I’m less concerned about helping clients feel better and more focused on helping them get better. Therefore, I share with people the REBT techniques which may help them to eventually become their own therapists.

 

This is accomplished through psychoeducation. My use of blogposts, modeling behavior, education about the pillars of REBT, and shared insight into patters of irrational thinking that impacts emotions, body sensations, and behavior is how I help clients get better.

 

I also use roleplay, Stoic and existentialist principles, homework, and a holistic approach to mental health care with clients. Beneficially, each of these practices is discussed throughout my blog.

 

Through the process of psychoeducation, my hope is that people will prosper by increasing their level of functioning and quality of life, accept personal responsibility and accountability for their reactions to displeasing circumstances, and discover purpose and meaning that results in an overall better existence than before they learned about REBT.

 

Does this sound like something in which you may be interested? For those people who are prepared to learn about the process of better living, I’m here to help.

 

If you’re looking for a provider who works to help you understand how thinking impacts physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral elements of your life—helping you to sharpen your critical thinking skills, I invite you to reach out today by using the contact widget on my website.

 

As a psychotherapist, I’m pleased to help people with an assortment of issues ranging from anger (hostility, rage, and aggression) to relational issues, adjustment matters, trauma experience, justice involvement, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and depression, and other mood or personality-related matters.

 

At Hollings Therapy, LLC, serving all of Texas, I aim to treat clients with dignity and respect while offering a multi-lensed approach to the practice of psychotherapy and life coaching. My mission includes: Prioritizing the cognitive and emotive needs of clients, an overall reduction in client suffering, and supporting sustainable growth for the clients I serve. Rather than simply helping you to feel better, I want to help you get better!

 

 

Deric Hollings, LPC, LCSW

 

 

References:

 

Butler-Bowdon, T. (n.d.). Albert Ellis – A Guide to Rational Living. Retrieved from http://www.butler-bowdon.com/albert-ellis---a-guide-to-rational-living.html

Dryden, W. and Neenan, M. (2003). The REBT Therapist’s Pocket Companion. Albert Ellis Institute. ISBN 0-917476-26-3. Library of Congress Control Number: 20031044378

GoodTherapy. (2016, September 9). Psychoeducation. Retrieved from https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/psychoeducation

Hollings, D. (n.d.). Blog – Categories: Disputation. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/blog/categories/disputation

Hollings, D. (n.d.). Blog – Categories: Tools. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/blog/categories/tools

Hollings, D. (2022, March 15). Disclaimer. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/disclaimer

Hollings, D. (2023, September 8). Fair use. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/fair-use

Hollings, D. (2023, October 12). Get better. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/get-better

Hollings, D. (2022, May 31). Holistic approach to mental health. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/holistic-approach-to-mental-health

Hollings, D. (n.d.). Hollings Therapy, LLC [Official website]. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/

Hollings, D. (2023, October 15). I’m my own mechanic. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/i-m-my-own-mechanic

Hollings, D. (2023, May 18). Irrational beliefs. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/irrational-beliefs

Hollings, D. (2023, September 19). Life coaching. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/life-coaching

Hollings, D. (2023, April 28). Pillars. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/pillars

Hollings, D. (2023, September 15). Psychotherapeutic modalities. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/psychotherapeutic-modalities

Hollings, D. (2022, March 25). Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/rational-emotive-behavior-therapy-rebt

Hollings, D. (2022, May 28). Stoically existential. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/stoically-existential

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