Albert Ellis' Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?
Albert Ellis was originally trained in psychoanalysis, but came to believe that irrational beliefs, not unconscious conflicts from early childhood, were at the root of neurotic behavior. Ellis directly attacks the client's belief system and encourages the client to challenge his or her own beliefs, unlike Beck. Therapist educates the client about the principles of REBT (i.e. about the cognitive underpinnings of much emotional distress).The client's homework includes reading relevant books and critiquing tapes of his therapy sessions in an effort to increase awareness of his irrational beliefs.