Is REBT the same as CBT?
Art Matthews Says...
It's sort of like the difference between a Lincoln and a Mercury. They are both made by Ford Motor Company, but they have their own unique brands.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a form of CBT that is highly structured. The therapy work is somewhat class-like with exercises and activities outside of the therapy session. I don't know that there has been any evidence to suggest a general CBT approach is better than REBT or vice versa. The philosophy of both is coming from the same foundation. What is more influential in your recovery is the relationship you build with your therapist over the modality of the therapy they use.
Best to you in your search and growth.
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