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Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, and Behaviors New Directions for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

ISBN-10: 1573928798
ISBN-13: 9781573928793
Edition: 2001
Authors: Albert Ellis
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Description: First developed in 1955, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is the original form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and one of the most successful psychotherapeutic techniques in the world. Its founder, world-renowned psychologist Albert Ellis,  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 11/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 419
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

First developed in 1955, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is the original form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and one of the most successful psychotherapeutic techniques in the world. Its founder, world-renowned psychologist Albert Ellis, now offers an up-to-date description of the main principles and practices of this innovative and influential therapy. This fascinating look at REBT by its internationally recognised creator will be of inestimable value to professionals and laypersons alike.

Albert Ellis was a clinical psychologist and a marriage counselor. He was born on September 27, 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ellis originated the rational-emotive therapy movement, which ignores Freudian theories and advocates the belief that emotions come from conscious thought "as well as internalized ideas of which the individual may be unaware." At first, Ellis' books on marital romance and sexuality were criticized by some as being radical and sensational; however, few realized that Ellis was merely laying the groundwork for modern sex education. Ellis was educated at the City College of New York Downtown and at Columbia University, where he received a Ph.D. in psychology in 1943. He taught for a number of years at Rutgers University, New Jersey, and the Union Graduate School. He was executive director of the Institute for Rational Living, Inc., in New York City. Ellis was the author of Sex and the Liberated Man, Sex Without Guilt, and Sex Without Guilt in the Twenty-First Century. Despite his health issues, Ellis never stopped working with the assistance of his wife, Australian psychologist Debbie Joffe Ellis. In April 2006, Ellis was hospitalized with pneumonia, and had to stay in either the hospital or the rehabilitation facility. He eventually returned to his home --- the top floor of the Albert Ellis Institute. He died there on July 24, 2007 in his wife's arms. Ellis had authored and co-authored more than 80 books and 1200 articles during his lifetime. He was 93 when he died.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
New Directions for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Profound Therapy: Helping People to Feel Better and Get Better
Using Postmodernism and Constructivism in Psychotherapy
Issues in Counseling in the Postmodern Era
Why Rational Emotive Therapy to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?
REBT Diminishes Much of the Human Ego
Special Features of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
The Humanism of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
General Semantics and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
The Main Change Agent in Effective Psychotherapy is Specific Technique and Skill
Brief Therapy: The Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Method
Vigorous REBT Disputing and the Technique of Rational Emotive Imagery: Handouts for Clients
REBT and Marriage and Family Therapy
REBT and Its Application to Group Therapy
The Use of Hypnosis and REBT
REBT as an Internal Control Psychotherapy
The Importance of Cognitive Processing in Facilitating Accepting in Psychotherapy
The Rise of Cognitive Behavior Therapy
The Future of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Treating Specific Emotional and Behavioral Problems and Severe Personality Disorders With Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Some Main Treatment Practices of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Treating Individuals with Depressive Disorders
Treating Individuals with Anxiety Disorders
Treating Individuals with Low Frustration Tolerance
Treating Elderly People with Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances
Treating Individuals with Severe Perfectionism
Treating Individuals with Morbid Jealousy
Treating Individuals with Addictive Behaviors
Treating Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorders
Treating Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Treating Individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Tentative Conclusion
Selected References
Index
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