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The Practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

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Reissued with a new foreword by Raymond DiGiuseppe, PhD, ScD, St. John's University

"New trainees often get the theory of psychopathology; they struggle to get the case conceptualization and the strategic plan. Then they ask themselves. "What do I do now?" Going from the abstractions to the actions is not always clear.

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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Springer Publishing Company (first published 1987)
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Kalem Wright
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
In this book, Ellis and Dryden lead readers and practitioners through the theory and application of REBT, a cognitive-behavioral strategy that emphasizes changing destructive irrational beliefs. Ellis and Dryden largely achieve their goal of promoting their intervention through its simplicity, elegance, and through practical and easily learned skills. As a book, it’s hard to call this work a success. It seems like a “frankenbook” cobbled together from past book chapters and articles that is lazy ...more
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This is a second read of this book. I have (a later edition, Prometheus, 2004) of this book and read it after a friend in NYC described working with Albert Ellis. Ellis is interesting about how to look at the differences between the things we'd like to have, be, do and what we have, are, and do. He learned early about managing expectations. My friend learned how to manage difficult working relationships. Warning! There are some surprising sections of the book relating to some of Ellis's somewhat ...more
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easy to read and understand, explaining the reasons of common behavioral beliefs, expectations and feelings, actions according to expectations; proving that we all have irrational emotional battles and that emotions, thoughts and actions are interconnected.
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Albert Ellis 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.
He is generally considered to be one of the originators of
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