Prof. Windy Dryden

Staff details

Position Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies
Email w.dryden (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7221
Prof. Windy Dryden

Prof. Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.

He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, Europe, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc
  • MSc
  • PhD DSc

Teaching

Prof. Dryden teaches on the MSc RECBT.

Areas of supervision

Prof. Dryden is willing to oversee research on rational-emotive cognitive behaviour therapy.

Research Interests

Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Publications

Book

Di Giuseppe, Ray; Doyle, Kristene; Dryden, Windy and Backx, W. 2014. A practioner’s guide to rational emotive behavior therapy. 3rd edition. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-974304-9

Dryden, Windy. 2013. Coping with Guilt. London: Sheldon Press. ISBN 978-1-84709-137-6

Dryden, Windy. 2013. Rationality and pluralism: the selected works of Windy Dryden. Hove: Routledge. ISBN 9780415634786

Neenan, Michael and Dryden, Windy. 2013. Life Coaching: A Cognitive-behavioural Approach Second Edition. Hove: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-66183-6

Dryden, Windy. 2013. The ABCs of REBT Revisited: Perspectives on Conceptualization. New York: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4614-5734-3

Still, Arthur and Dryden, Windy. 2012. The historical and philosophical context of rational psychotherapy. London: Karnac Books. ISBN 978-1-78049-023-6

Dryden, Windy. 2012. Dealing with Emotional Problems Using Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Client's Guide. Hove: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-58687-0

Dryden, Windy. 2012. Dealing with Emotional Problems Using Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide. Hove: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-67764-6

Dryden, Windy. 2012. How to Come Out of Your Comfort Zone. London: Sheldon Press. ISBN 978-1-84709-136-9

Dryden, Windy. 2012. Transforming eight deadly emotions into healthy ones. London: Sheldon Press. ISBN 978-1-84709-134-5

Dryden, Windy. 2011. Coping with manipulation: When others blame you for their feelings. London: Sheldon Press. ISBN 978-1-84709-135-2

Dryden, Windy. 2011. Understanding Psychological Health: The REBT Perspective. Hove: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-56635-3

Dryden, Windy. 2011. Manage Anxiety Through CBT: Teach Yourself. London: Hodder Education. ISBN 9781444102215

Dryden, Windy. 2011. Be Your Own CBT Therapist: Teach Yourself. London: Hodder Education. ISBN 9781444117172

Dryden, Windy and Neenan, Michael. 2011. Working with resistance in rational emotive behaviour therapy. Hove: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-66750-0

Dryden, Windy and Neenan, Michael. 2011. Learning from mistakes in rational emotive behaviour therapy. Hove: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-67874-2

Trower, Peter; Jones, Jason; Dryden, Windy and Casey, Andrew. 2011. Cognitive-behavioural counselling in action 2nd Edition. London: Sage. ISBN 978-1-84920-194-0

Neenan, Michael and Dryden, Windy. 2011. Cognitive Therapy in a Nutshell 2nd Edition. London: Sage. ISBN 9780857023384

Neenan, Michael and Dryden, Windy. 2011. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell 2nd Edition. London: Sage Publications Ltd. ISBN 9780857023322

Trower, P.; Jones, J.; Dryden, Windy and Casey, A.. 2011. Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling in Action 2nd Edition. London: Sage Publications Ltd. ISBN 9781849201940

Neenan, Michael and Dryden, Windy. 2011. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell. 2nd edition. London: Sage. ISBN 978-0-85702-332-2

Dryden, Windy. 2011. Counselling in a Nutshell. 2nd edition. London: Sage. ISBN 978-0-85702-115-1

Dryden, Windy. 2011. First Steps in Using REBT in Life Coaching. New York: Albert Ellis Institute. ISBN 978-0-98326960-1

Dryden, Windy. 2011. How to Develop Inner Strength. London: Sheldon Press. ISBN 978-1-84709-133-8

Dryden, Windy. 2010. Counselling in a Nutshell 2nd edition. London: Sage Publications Ltd. ISBN 9780857021151

Dryden, Windy. 2010. Dealing with Clients’ Emotional Problems in Life Coaching. Hove: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-58685-6

Dryden, Windy. 2010. Coping with life's challenges: moving on from adversity. London: Sheldon Press. ISBN 978-1-84709-098-0

Dryden, Windy; DiGiuseppe, Ray and Neenan, Michael. 2010. A primer on rational emotive behaviour therapy. Champaign, Illinois: Research Press. ISBN 978-0-87822-636-8

Dryden, Windy. 2010. Strange, but rational. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books. ISBN 978-1-90625-427-8

Dryden, Windy. 2009. Skills in rational emotive behaviour counselling and psychotherapy. London: Sage. ISBN 978-1-84860-670-8

Dryden, Windy. 2009. How to think and intervene like an REBT therapist. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-48795-5

Dryden, Windy. 2009. Self-discipline: How to get it and how to keep it. London: Sheldon Press. ISBN 978-1-84709-086-7

Dryden, Windy and Branch, Rhena. 2008. The cognitive behaviour counselling primer. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books. ISBN 978 1 898059 86 8

Dryden, Windy. 2008. Understanding emotional problems: the REBT perspective. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-48197-7

Dryden, Windy. 2008. Rational emotive behaviour therapy: distinctive features. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-43086-9

Dryden, Windy and Branch, Rhena. 2008. The fundamentals of rational emotive behaviour therapy: a training handbook. Chichester: Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-31932-1

Edited Book

Dryden, Windy, ed. 2012. Cognitive Behaviour Therapies. London: Sage. ISBN 978-0-85702-119-9

Dryden, Windy and Branch, Rhena, eds. 2012. The CBT Handbook. London: Sage. ISBN 978-1-84920-552-8

Woolfe, Ray; Strawbridge, Shelagh; Douglas, Barbara and Dryden, Windy, eds. 2010. Handbook of Counselling Psychology 3rd Edition. London: Sage. ISBN 9781847870797

Dryden, Windy and Reeves, Andrew, eds. 2008. Key Issues for Counselling in Action. London: SAGE. ISBN 978-1-429-4699-5

Bond, Frank W. and Dryden, Windy, eds. 2002. Handbook of Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Chichester: Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-49107-1

Book Section

Dryden, Windy. 2012. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). In: Windy Dryden, ed. Cognitive Behavior Therapies. London: Sage, pp. 189-215. ISBN 978-0-85702-119-9

Branch, Rhena and Dryden, Windy. 2012. Supervision of CBT therapists. In: Windy Dryden and Rhena Branch, eds. The CBT Handbook. London: Sage, pp. 439-458. ISBN 978-1-84920-552-8

Bond, Tim and Dryden, Windy. 2012. Ethical principles for CBT practitioners. In: Windy Dryden and Rhena Branch, eds. The CBT Handbook. London: Sage, pp. 399-420. ISBN 978-1-84920-552-8

Dryden, Windy. 2012. Adapting CBT to a broad clientele. In: Windy Dryden and Rhena Branch, eds. The CBT Handbook. London: Sage, pp. 214-230. ISBN 978-1-84920-552-8

Dryden, Windy. 2012. The therapeutic relationship in CBT. In: Windy Dryden and Rhena Branch, eds. The CBT Handbook. London: Sage, pp. 83-100. ISBN 978-1-84920-552-8

Neenan, Michael and Dryden, Windy. 2012. Understanding and developing resilience. In: Michael Neenan and Stephen Palmer, eds. Cognitive behavioural coaching in practice. Hove: Routledge, pp. 133-152. ISBN 978-0-415-47263-0

Dryden, Windy. 2012. Rational emotive behaviour therapy. In: C. Feltham and I. Horton, eds. The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage, pp. 298-301. ISBN 978-0-875702-326-1

Dryden, Windy. 2010. What can CBT therapists and other psychotherapists learn from one another? In: Del Loewenthal and Richard House, eds. Critically Engaging CBT. Maidenhead: Open University Press, pp. 160-175. ISBN 978-03323829-3

Dryden, Windy. 2008. The therapeutic alliance as an integrating framework. In: Windy Dryden and Andrew Reeves, eds. Key Issues for Counselling in Action. London: Sage, pp. 1-17. ISBN : 978-1-429-4699-5

Dryden, Windy. 2008. The very first contact with people enquiring about or seeking counselling. In: Windy Dryden and Andrew Reeves, eds. Key Issues for Counselling in Action. London: Sage, pp. 21-36. ISBN 978-1-429-4699-5

Dryden, Windy. 2008. Tailoring your counselling approach to different clients. In: Windy Dryden and Andrew Reeves, eds. Key Issues for Counselling in Action. London: Sage, pp. 117-131. ISBN 978-1-429-4699-5

Article

Dryden, Windy. 2013. On rational beliefs in rational emotive behaviour therapy: A theoretical perspective. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 31(1), pp. 39-48. ISSN 0894-9085

Dryden, Windy. 2013. Humanistic Psychology: Possible ways forward. The Future of Humanistic Psychology. edited by R. House, D. Kalisch & J. Maidman, pp. 119-124.

Dryden, Windy. 2013. Unconditional self-acceptance and self-compassion. The Strength of Self-Acceptance: Theory, Practice and Research, pp. 107-120.

Dryden, Windy and Sabelus, Saskia. 2012. The perceived credibility of two Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy rationales for the treatment of academic procrastination. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 30(1), pp. 1-24. ISSN 0894-9085

Dryden, Windy. 2012. The “ABCs” of REBT I: A preliminary study of errors and confusions in counselling and psychotherapy textbooks. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 30(3), pp. 133-172. ISSN 0894-9085

Dryden, Windy. 2012. The “ABCs” of REBT II: A preliminary study of errors and confusions made by REBT therapists. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 30, pp. 173-187. ISSN 0894-9085

Dryden, Windy. 2012. The “ABCs” of REBT III: A study of errors and confusions made by Ellis and Joffe Ellis (2011). Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 30(3), pp. 188-201. ISSN 0894-9085

Dryden, Windy. 2012. Humanistic psychology: Possible ways forward. Self and Society: An International Journal for Humanistic Psychology, 40(1), pp. 26-29. ISSN 0306-0497

Dryden, Windy. 2012. Dealing with procrastination: The REBT approach and a demonstration session. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 30, pp. 264-281. ISSN 0894-9085

Dryden, Windy. 2012. Flexibility and passionate non-extremism versus absolutism and non-extremism: Teaching the basics of REBT theory and showing its wider applicability. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 30(1), pp. 38-51. ISSN 08-94-9085

Dryden, Windy. 2012. Pluralism in counselling and psychotherapy: Personal reflections on an important development. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 14(1), pp. 103-111. ISSN 1364-2537

Simpson, Simon D. R. and Dryden, Windy. 2011. Comparison between REBT and Visual/Kinaesthetic Dissociation in the Treatment of Panic Disorder: An Empirical Study. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 29(3), pp. 158-176. ISSN 0894-9085

Debidin, M. and Dryden, Windy. 2011. A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Use of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in Criminal Justice Work to Reduce Re-offending. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 29(2), pp. 120-143. ISSN 0894-9085

Dryden, Windy. 2011. Albert Ellis and rational emotive behavior therapy: A personal reflection. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 29, pp. 211-219. ISSN 0894-9085

Dryden, Windy. 2010. Elegance in REBT: Reflections on the Ellis and Dryden Sessions with Jane. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 28(3), pp. 157-163. ISSN 0894-9085

Bernard, M. E.; Froh, J. J.; DiGiuseppe, R.; Joyce, M. R. and Dryden, Windy. 2010. Albert Ellis: Unsung hero of positive psychology. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 5(4), pp. 302-310.

Dryden, Windy. 2010. Two Rebt Therapists and One Client: Windy Dryden Transcript. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 28(3), pp. 130-140.

Dryden, Windy. 2010. What is Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)?: Outlining the Approach by Considering the Four Elements of its Name. The Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist, 13(1), pp. 22-32. ISSN 1354 - 9960

Dryden, Windy; Beal, Don; Jones, Jason and Trower, Peter. 2010. The REBT competency scale for clinical and research applications. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 28, pp. 165-216. ISSN 0894-9085

Dryden, Windy. 2009. The importance of choice in therapy: From the perspective of a, hopefully flexible, CBT practitioner. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 11(3), pp. 311-322. ISSN 1364-2537

Dryden, Windy; Hurton, Nicola; Malki, Debbie; Manias, Payanota and Williams, Katie. 2008. Patients’ Initial Doubts, Reservations and Objections to the ABC’s of REBT and their Application. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 26(2), pp. 63-88. ISSN 0894-9085

Dryden, Windy and David, Daniel. 2008. Rational emotive behaviour therapy: Current Status. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 22(3), pp. 195-209. ISSN 0889-8391

Dryden, Windy and Still, A.. 2007. Rationality and the Shoulds. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 37(1), pp. 1-23. ISSN 00218308

Dryden, Windy and Still, A.. 2006. Historical Aspects of Mindfulness and Self-Acceptance in Psychotherapy. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 24(1), pp. 3-28. ISSN 08949085

Dryden, Windy and Still, A.. 2004. The social psychology of "pseudoscience": A brief history. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 34(3), pp. 265-290. ISSN 00218308

Dryden, Windy and Still, A.. 2003. Ellis and Epictetus: Dialogue vs. method in psychotherapy. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 21(1), pp. 37-55. ISSN 08949085