Welcome to another info-packed episode of the Addicted Mind Podcast. Today, we are delighted to bring you the wisdom and expertise of Eli Holmes. Dr. Holmes is a Portland-based Psychologist who is just as passionate as we are about research-based treatment. Today, Dr. Holmes is going to bring to light some of the amazing insights therapists can gain from using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. The REBT model is perfect not just for individuals struggling with addiction, but also those with emotional swings, obsessive thoughts, and mood issues.

In this episode, we will talk about the fascinating history of REBT and why it is such a powerful tool. We will get to parse out why we have an emotional reaction to certain events, and how we can help our patients cope with emotional reactiveness. As we continue to arm ourselves with the latest techniques and research, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those battling addiction. You do not want to miss out on today’s episode.Today we will also learn:

Today we will also learn:

  • What is REBT, and why is it effective in addiction treatment?
  • Examples of REBT in action.
  • The ways that we as therapists can utilize techniques to help our clients to build emotional tolerance.
  • The unique emotional challenges we face with addiction therapy.

Here are some REBT worksheet links:

http://www.smartrecovery.org/resources/library/Tools_and_Homework/Quick_Reference/ABC_Worksheet.pdf

http://www.therapistaid.com/therapy-worksheet/abc-model-for-rebt

http://www.stressgroup.com/ABCworksheet.html

Dr. Eli Holmes’ email.

Contact him with any questions at all!

psychologyportland@gmail.com

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