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Why Some Therapies Don't Work

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Albert Ellis, one of the most controversial figures in modern psychology, stands in the distinguished company of such luminaries as Sigmund Freud and B.F. Skinner in his uncanny knack for arousing adherents and opponents alike. Joined by his colleague, Raymond J. Yeager, Ellis explains the revolutionary technique of rational-emotive therapy (RET) and contrasts it with ...more
Hardcover, 189 pages
Published March 1st 1989 by Prometheus Books (first published February 28th 1989)
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I like it, even though I consider it a straw man attack. Ellis's overall ethics in writing this are commendable so I certainly don't hold him against making such a mock caricature out of transpersonalism. After all, many of the transpersonalists do have a hand in Ellis being able to write this.
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Albert Ellis (September 27, 1913 – July 24, 2007) was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). He held M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He also founded and was the President of the New York City-based Albert Ellis Institute for decades.

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