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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(3), 214-219
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-3-9
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Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT): An Intervention Strategy for Counselling Parents of Children Living with Disability

Ugwu Chinelo. Joy1,

1University of Port Harcourt

Pub. Date: March 15, 2018

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Ugwu Chinelo. Joy. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT): An Intervention Strategy for Counselling Parents of Children Living with Disability. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(3):214-219. doi: 10.12691/education-6-3-9


The high rates of reported emotional dysfunctions among parents of children living with developmental disability cannot be over emphasized. Application of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) has been reported to be a useful counselling strategy to reduce strong negative emotions and promote more effective parents’ emotional functioning state which in turn helps to increase children’s positive behaviour and learning. By adopting and critically examining the theoretical claims of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), particularly the ABC model as diagnostic and intervening tool, this position paper upholds the application of REBT as an essential counseling tool for parents of children with special needs.

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