rational therapy

ra·tion·al ther·a·py

therapeutic procedures introduced by Albert Ellis and based on the premise that lack of information or illogical thought patterns are basic causes of a patient's difficulties; it is assumed that the patient can be assisted in overcoming his or her problems by a direct, prescriptive, advice-giving approach by the therapist.

ra·tion·al ther·a·py

(rash'ŭn-ăl thār'ă-pē)
Therapeutic procedures based on the premise that lack of information or illogical thought patterns are basic causes of a patient's difficulties.
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Two seminal models emerged in the 1950s and 1960s: Rational Therapy, later renamed Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), developed by Albert Ellis (1957, 1962), and Cognitive Therapy, developed by Aaron Beck (1967).
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The present study suggests that acute paraphimosis in adolescent ram can be therapeutically managed with prompt institution of rational therapy alongwith antibiotic, NSAID and proteolytic enzyme.
(2) This disparity suggests that there is no "best therapy" and that it may be difficult for the patient to make a rational therapy decision.
It helps to pick a rational therapy for arresting the symptoms; otherwise, attempts to conduct a therapy without eliminating patients' affective pathology of any intensity tend to yield no results (Ivanets and Chirko, 2002; Linskiy, Minko, and Samoylova, 2003; Litvintsev, Kochetkova, Arbuzov et al., 2003).
The psychiatrist employing "rational therapy" "serves as a frank counter-propagandist who directly contradicts and denies the self-defeating propaganda which the client has originally learned." He "encourages, persuades, cajoles, and at times commands the client to partake of some kind of activity which itself will act as a forceful counter-propagandist agency against the nonsense he believes" (1959, 44-45).
So Chris's determination saved the patient from an unnecessary mastectomy and allowed more rational therapy to be instituted.