Monday 4th December 2023 – 10.00 to 12.00 GMT

Rationality in an “irrational” world: Using REBT in performance settings

Dr Martin J Turner PhD CPsychol FAREBT (Acad)

Location: Virtual Zoom Platform

For a decade, the reported use of REBT within performance settings such as sport has grown remarkably. Research evidence indicates that REBT is received well and is demonstrably effective in these performance settings. Dr. Martin Turner has been at the forefront of these developments, and in this workshop will talk about how REBT can be used in performance settings. Interactive elements will enable delegates to discuss key features of REBT and get to grips with the realities of REBT in performance contexts. Applied ideas and tools are shared, and Dr. Turner explores the recent developments in this applied research area, detailing new studies across a range of performance settings.

Dr. Martin James Turner

Dr. Martin J. Turner is a Reader in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. Martin has published his research widely, in over 100 peer reviewed papers, and various book chapters, and books. He is most known for his work applying rational emotive behaviour theory (REBT) within achievement settings, and the effects of stress and adversity on human wellbeing and performance. In his work he also examines the psychophysiology of the human stress response, and its relationship to human functioning under pressure. Most of his research concerns sport, but he also investigates other performance contexts like business, military, and public services. He has received four awards for his research, including an Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.K. Association for REBT. As a practitioner, he has worked within professional sport for >10 years in a range of sports. He also works with non-sporting organisations applying performance psychology to enhance wellbeing and performance. His newest book is called “The Sport and Performance Psychologist’s Guide To Practicing Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy”.


Cost: AREBT Members Free. Non-Members: £20.

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