In your initial post, please address the following questions:
1. Ellis, Beck, and Meichenbaum are all in the cognitive-behavioral (CBT) camp, yet they all have distinctive approaches to counseling. Which of these approaches are you most drawn to and why?
2. CBT provides for the use of a wide range of techniques. What techniques are you likely to incorporate in your work with clients? Why?
3. Cognitive-behavioral practitioners use a brief, active, directive, collaborative, present-focused, didactic, psychoeducational model of therapy that relies on empirical validation of its concepts and techniques. What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of this approach?
4. Explain three strengths and limitations of using the CBT model from a diversity (multicultural) perspective.
5. REBT interventions (psychotherapy, educational, or counseling interventions) are effective for various conditions, regardless of clinical status, age of the sample, and delivery format. A critique of REBT is that we need more psychometrically sound instruments to uniformly measure REBT mechanisms of change, and more studies employing mechanisms of change analyses to further test the REBT change theory. Do you agree or disagree with this critique? Why?