Rational Coaching: A cognitive behavioural approach by Stephen Palmer
Rational Coaching is based on the Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach developed by Albert Ellis. It is
suitable for personal/life, performance, executive and health coaching. This paper covers the basic theory
and practice of Rational Coaching and includes the ABCDEF coaching framework for assessment and
Keywords: Albert Ellis, Rational Coaching, Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach, ABCDEF
model, inference chaining, B-C connection, bibliotherapy.
Citation: Palmer, S. (2009). Rational Coaching: A cognitive behavioural approach. The Coaching Psychologist, 5, 1, 12-18.