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    The audio presentation portion is provided on a USB thumb drive.

    A Complete Manual and a Written Exam Are Included!

    What you will learn...

    Part One

    Introduction to Rational Living Therapy

    * Rational Living Therapy Theory
        - Theory of Thought Acquisition
        - Theory of Emotional Disturbance

    * RLT Assessment Techniques

    * Conversational Hypnosis Techniques to Indirectly Suggest Success

    * ABC’s of Emotions & Reflex Thoughts

    * Rational Questions

    * Disputing Techniques

    * Common Mental Mistakes

    * Stages of Emotional Re-Education

    * Rational Action Planner

    * Rational Emotive Hypnotherapy (Including a Demonstration)

    * Practicing Techniques

    * How to End Therapy

    * How to Encourage Long-Term Results

    Part Two

    Applying RLT to Difficult & Challenging Clients

    * In-depth presentation of over twenty reasons people have difficulty
        benefiting from therapy or resist change, including:

        - Fear of Disclosure / Shame
        - Symptom Stress
        - Hopelessness
        - Suppression
        - Reactance / Rebelliousness

    * How to Identify Your Clients' Reasons for Resisting or Having Difficulty
        Benefiting from Psychotherapy and How to Help Them Overcome

    * How to Help Clients Identify their Reasons for Resistance

    * Advanced persuasive techniques to help clients at least consider
        adopting new, rational thoughts.

    Day Three

    Application of RLT to Specific Disorders

    * An introduction to the Application of Rational Living Therapy to a
        variety of common emotional / behavioral
    problems, including:

        - Depression - Anxiety - Anger
        - Schizophrenia - Bipolar Disorder
        - Guilt - Low Self-Esteem
        - Compulsive Behavior
        - Drug / Alcohol Abuse

    * Advanced Cognitive and Behavioral Techniques

    About Rational Living Therapy

    Rational Living Therapy (RLT) is a cognitive-behavioral approach developed by Aldo R. Pucci, MA, LPC. RLT has its roots in Rational Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Hypnotherapy, NLP, and brain and body functioning research. RLT is a shorter-term, highly instructional, research-based therapy that incorporates proven therapeutic techniques.

    RLT is a very systematic approach to helping people help themselves. Compared to other forms of psychotherapy, RLT is very easy to learn and to begin implementing in one's practice. Despite the fact (or maybe because of it) that RLT is a relatively uncomplicated treatment approach, it is very powerful and its techniques have been proven effective.

    Aldo R. Pucci, MA, LPC is the progenitor of Rational Living Therapy. He is the president of the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists and the Rational Living Therapy Institute.

    Pucci is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, and a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist. He was trained in Rational Behavior Therapy by internationally acclaimed psychiatrist, Maxie C. Maultsby, Jr., M.D.

    © Copyright, 2006 by Aldo R. Pucci.  All Rights Reserved.