The Practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

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Springer Publishing Company, 1997 - Psychology - 272 pages
Explaining rational emotive behavior therapy as a general treatment model, this title addresses different treatment modalities, including individual, couple, family, and sex therapy. It includes several case examples that illustrate each of the different settings. It is suitable for clinical and counseling psychologists.

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The Case of Jane
SelfAcceptance in a Structured Group Setting
The Rational Emotive Behavioral Approach to Sex Therapy
The Use of Hypnosis with REBT
Appendix How to Maintain and Enhance Your Rational

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Page 15 - Because they are laughing at me for failing, they know that I should have succeeded, and they will despise me forever'. 4. Focusing on the negative: 'Because I can't stand things going wrong, as they must not, I can't see any good that is happening in my life'.
Page 16 - Because I have performed so poorly, as I should not have done, I feel like a total nincompoop, and my strong feeling proves that I am no damned good!
Page 7 - In ego disturbance a person makes demands on self, others, and the world; and if these demands are not met in the past, present, or future, the person becomes disturbed by damning "self.
Page 4 - that which helps people to achieve their basic goals and purposes, whereas 'irrational' means that which prevents them from achieving these goals and purposes

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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.

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