by John Herdman, Ph.D., LADC
This book is designed to assist clients in their change process whether it be from addiction(s) or for help in managing emotions like anger, anxiety or depression. Unlike other cognitive-behavioral workbooks, this workbook lays a foundation of knowledge and skills to help clients understand important cognitive processes that then allow them to make behavioral changes making progress faster and more effectively. Also, this workbook would be a great supplement to a Counseling Theories course to help students learn the “How to” of CBT counseling. A Rational Workbook for Change is a client-friendly workbook to be used as a component to other treatment modalities. It is ideal for clients in residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment and especially for an individual journey for change. The client is prepared on an individual basis with knowledge about feelings, emotional intelligence, the role of the left and right brain hemispheres and is taught cognitive behavioral skills including Rational Self-Analysis (RSA) and Rational Emotive Imagery (REI) techniques. All the while the client learns about Irrational Triggers (ITs), Bad Habits (BHs) and other common Self-Defeating Beliefs (SDBs).