Open Access Media

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Video 1: Interview with Aaron Beck
Description: Aaron Beck describes cognitive theory and its concepts. He provides examples to illustrate how CBT is employed to modify key negative beliefs and perceptions.

Video 2: Interview with Albert Ellis
Description: Albert Ellis discusses rational emotive behavior therapy, focusing on the interaction between our thoughts, behavior, and emotions. He emphasizes this theory’s differences from Freud’s theory and individuals’ control over their life situation.

Video 3: Case study clinical example of CBT: First session with a client with symptoms of depression
Description: This video features a case study of cognitive behavioral therapy, aiming to demonstrate some of the triggers, thoughts, feelings, and responses linked with problematic low mood. This section of the video represents the first 14 min of an initial therapy session, but in order to try and outline the vicious cycle, it moves faster than an average session might.

Video 4: Ellis and Gloria: A classic therapy session
Description: Albert Ellis explains the framework of rational emotive therapy and then demonstrates this approach.

Video 5: Albert Ellis: A guide to rational living
Description: Albert Ellis talks about translating his personal philosophy into the therapeutic technique of rational emotive behavior therapy. He discusses how to recognize irrational belief patterns based on “musts” and “shoulds.” He then presents methods for self-analysis and therapy.