This paper serves to present to deafness rehabilitation specialists the basic assumptions and process of Rational-Emotive Therapy. As a forerunner in the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy, RET provides a framework and specific interventions to meet a wide variety of client needs. A discussion of suggested techniques designed specifically for a portion of the deaf population is included. The flexibility of the RET approach in offering the options of both elegant and inelegant resolution of emotional disturbance enhances the usefulness of this theory with the diverse population of deaf clients.
Gough, D. I. (2019). Rational-Emotive Therapy: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Working with Hearing Impaired Clients. JADARA, 23(4). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol23/iss4/6