rational emotive therapy

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rational emotive therapy (RET)

a form of cognitive therapy, originated by Albert Ellis, that emphasizes a reorganization and challenge of one's cognitive and emotional functions, a redefinition of one's problems, and a change in one's attitudes to develop more effective and suitable patterns of behavior. RET is conducted with individuals or with groups.
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Albert Ellis formulated Rational Emotive Therapy after studying general semantics.