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9780879800420

A Guide to Rational Living

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    9780879800420

  • ISBN10:

    0879800429

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1975-08-01
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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Author Biography

Albert Ellis, Ph.D., born in Pittsburgh and raised in New York, holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University. He has held many important psychological positions, including chief psychologist of the State of New Jersey and adjunct professorships at Rutgers and other universities. He is currently president of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York; has practiced psychotherapy, marriage and family counseling, and sex therapy for over half a century; and continues this practice at the Psychological Clinic of the Institute in New York City. He is the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and the originator of modern Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Dr. Ellis has served as president of the Division of Consulting Psychology of the American Psychological Association and of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex; and as officer of several professional societies, including the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy, the American Academy of Psychotherapists, and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. He is a diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and of several other professional boards. Professional societies that have given Dr. Ellis their highest professional and clinical awards include the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the American Psychopathological Association. He was ranked as one of the "Most Influential Psychotherapists" by both American and Canadian psychologists and counselors. He has served as consulting or associate editor of many scientific journals, and has published over 700 scientific papers and more than 150 audio and video cassettes. He has authored or edited over 60 books and monographs, including a number of best-selling popular and professional volumes. Robert A. Harper, Ph.D. was trained in psychology, anthropology, and sociology at Ohio State University and then took post-doctoral training in psychotherapy in Detroit, New York, and Washington. He has taught at several leading universities and directed counseling training programs at Ohio State University and the Merrill-Palmer Institute in Detroit. Dr. Harper has been president of the American Academy of Psychotherapists and of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. He has also been president of several divisions of the American Psychological Association, including the Division of Consulting Psychology, the Division of Psychotherapy, and the Division of Humanistic Psychology. He was in the private practice of psychotherapy and marriage and family counseling in Washington, DC for forty years. He has been given many awards and honors by a number of scientific and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Practice in Psychology, and the divisions of psychotherapy and of clinical psychology of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Harper has written more than 100 papers for professional and popular publications and is the author of several influential books, including Marriage and Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: 36 Systems. He is now retired but is quite active in his ninth decade in various pursuits, of which gardening and travel are prominent. He notes, "I am living more actively and enjoyably by REBT principles than ever. If you don't believe me, ask my wife, Mimi!"

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements iv
Foreword vii
Melvin Powers
Introduction to the Third Edition, Revised and Updated xi
How Far Can You Go With Self-therapy?
1(8)
You Largely Feel the Way You Think
9(8)
Feeling Well by Thinking Straight
17(6)
How You Create Your Feelings
23(12)
Thinking Yourself Out of Emotional Disturbances
35(10)
Recognizing and Reducing Neurotic Behavior
45(14)
Overcoming the Influences of the Past
59(12)
Is Reason Always Reasonable?
71(16)
Refusing to Feel Desperately Unhappy
87(14)
Tackling Your Dire Need for Approval
101(14)
Reducing Your Dire Fears of Failure
115(12)
How to Stop Blaming and Start Living
127(12)
How to Feel Frustrated but not Depressed or Enraged
139(16)
Controlling Your Own Emotional Destiny
155(8)
Conquering Anxiety and Panic
163(14)
Acquiring Self-discipline
177(10)
Rewriting Your Personal History
187(10)
Accepting and Coping With the Grim Facts of Life
197(10)
Overcoming Inertia and Getting Creatively Absorbed
207(6)
Additional Rational Approaches to a Good Life
213(14)
Additional Emotive and Behavioral Approaches to A Good Life
227(14)
Research Evidence Supporting the Principles and Practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
241(4)
Acquiring Profound Rational Philosophies to Make Yourself Remarkably Less Disturbed and Less Disturbable
245(10)
Selected References 255(20)
Index 275

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