Walter J. Matweychuk, Ph.D.: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Contemporary Theory & Applications
Recorded Thurs Aug 24. 2017
Dr. Matweychuk, who has studied under and worked closely with both Albert Ellis and Aaron T. Beck, explains some important and interesting differences between Ellis’s Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Beck’s Cognitive Therapy, and the implications for clinical practice.
He will also describe some practical therapeutic applications for individuals and couples.
Whether you are new to the field, or have been practicing for a while, you will learn something useful from this presentation.
About Walter Matweychuk, Ph.D.
Dr. Matweychuk is a psychologist, trainer of psychologists, and adjunct professor of applied psychology. He is co-author of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: A Newcomer’s Guide (2017) and Overcoming Your Addictions (2000).
In addition to maintaining a cognitive behavior therapy private practice in Philadelphia, Dr. Matweychuk is a staff psychologist at the Psychiatry department of the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. He also teaches a graduate course in Rational Emotive Behavior therapy and cognitive behavior therapy at New York University’s Steinhardt Graduate School Department of Applied Psychology.
Dr. Matweychuk trained under and worked closely with both Albert Ellis and Aaron T. Beck, pioneers in modern cognitive therapy. He thus brings a unique and unified perspective to his work with clients and with students.
- List the core principals of REBT and the unique ABC framework of emotional disturbance.
- Identify the four irrational attitudinal processes that largely lead to emotional disturbance when adversity is encountered in life.
- Describe the key clinical strategies employed by the REBT psychotherapist in order to facilitate cognitive-emotive-behavioral change.