Cope project
ABC model of thoughts and feelings

NAME OF METHOD/TOOL/TECHNIQUE

ABC model of thoughts and feelings

TARGET GROUP:

Adult educators, social workers, psychologists, monitors and professional workers in general in the field of people care

AUTHOR'S/ ORGANISATION'S NAME

Dryden, W., David, D., Ellis, A.

LINK TO METHOD (IN ENGLISH)

https://nibmehub.com/opac-service/pdf/read/Handbook

BRIEF SUMMARY

In order to improve the way in which problem behaviours of people with disabilities, including aggression, are dealt with, it is necessary to recognise and manage our own emotions, as they will affect how we react to these behaviours. Using Albert Ellis' ABC situational model, based on Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, the emotional consequences (C) following an aggressive behaviour of a person with a disability (A) can be recognised. From here, the thoughts and interpretation of the event (B) are recorded. Finally, alternative explanations to these thoughts can be sought, which help the person to better manage their coping with aggressive behaviour and build resilience.