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Albert Ellis


  1. Albert Ellis was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He held M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and American Board of Professional Psychology. 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 the cognitive revolutionary paradigm shift in psychotherapy and the founder of cognitive-behavioral therapies. Based on a 1982 professional survey of USA and Canadian psychologists, he was considered as the second most influential psychotherapist in history.
    • also known as Άλμπερτ Έλις; 阿尔伯特·艾利斯; Эллис, Альберт
    • born on (102 years ago) in Pittsburgh
    • ethnicity: Jewish people
    • nationality: United States of America
    • religion: Atheism, Humanism
    • education:
    • profession: Scientist, writer, psychologist, psychotherapist
    • died on (8 years ago) in New York City of pneumonia
    • written works: "Optimal aging", "Ask Albert Ellis", "The Road To Tolerance", "A Guide to Rational Living", "Pregunte a Albert Ellis", "Dating, Mating, And Relating", "All Out!", "Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, and Behaviors", "The art & science of rational eating", "How to control your anxiety before it controls you", "Overcoming Resistance", "Dominez votre anxiété avant qu'elle ne vous domine", "Feeling Better, Getting Better, Staying Better", "How to make yourself happy and remarkably less disturbable", "Better, deeper, and more enduring brief therapy", "Growth Through Reason", "Usted pode ser feliz", "Vivir en una Sociedad Irracional/Living in an Irrational Society", "A Guide to Successful Marriage", "The practice of rational emotive behavior therapy", "Rational-Emotive Therapy With Alcoholics and Substance Abusers", "How to Raise an Emotionally Healthy, Happy Child", "Anger: How To Live With And Without It", "The Myth of Self-esteem", "Como Vivir Con Un Neurotico / How To Live With A Neurotic At Home And At Work", "How to Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable about Anything", "Case Against Religion", "Why am I always broke?", "Sex without guilt in the 21st century", "Why some therapies don't work", "When AA doesn't work for you", "How to cope with a fatal illness", "Ser Feliz: Y Vencer la Preocupaciones / Being Happy", "The sensuous person", "Intelligent Woman's Guide to Dating and Mating", "Case Studies in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy with Children and Adolescents", "Una Nueva Guia Para Una Vida Racional", "How to keep people from pushing your buttons", "Is objectivism a religion?", "How to Master Your Fear of Flying", "Stress Counselling", "The American sexual tragedy", "He Who Hesitates Is Lost", "A comparison of the use of direct and indirect phrasing in personality questionnaires", "A Garland of Rational Songs", "The folklore of sex", "How to stop destroying your relationships", "Personalities theories", "22 WAYS TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR LOVE LIFE", "The art of erotic seduction"
  2. Albert Ellis was an English footballer who played for Stoke.
  3. Albert Ellis was an actor.
    • also known as A.B. Ellis, Albert B. Ellis
    • born in (115 years ago)
    • profession: Actor
    • died in (47 years ago) in England
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Google previewRe-sizing Psychology in Public Policy and the Private Imagination

by Mark Furlong

Case Study 6: Albert Ellis and Rational Emotive Therapy Albert Ellis is a leading figure in Psychology and is generally regarded as the originator, populariser and spokesperson for Rational Emotive Therapy (RET). According to the official ...

Google previewPhilosophy: A Text with Readings (2013)

by Manuel Velasquez

Albert Ellis is a well-known clinical psychologist source of anxiety, depression , hopelessness, resentwho has developed a form of therapy based on the idea ment, hostility, and violence. The person can change that neurotic symptoms and ...

Google previewReadiness to Change in Locus of Control Demonstrated in a Rural Colorado Treatment Program (2007)

Albert Ellis is a strong vicarious contributor to the Lead Certified Alcohol Counselor's Preferred Counseling Program. Dr. Ellis believes that certain aspects of the human individual cause and sustain neuroses. These notions are: that it is a dire ...

Google previewDictionary of Counseling (2005)

by Donald A. Biggs, Gerald Porter

ELLIS, ALBERT ELLIS, ALBERT (b. 1913). Albert Ellis is considered the founder of rational emotive therapy (RET) and a pioneer in cognitive approaches to counseling. Ellis argued that the basis for clients' emotional and behavioral ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (2015)

by Edward S. Neukrug

Widely known as the major founder of the cognitivebehavioral approach to counseling, Albert Ellis (1913–2007) developed what eventually became known as rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). Born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Ellis ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Psychology Set (2015)

by Robin L. Cautin, Scott O. Lilienfeld

Albert Ellis was the founder of rational emotive behavior therapy and generally regarded as one of the two grandfathers of cognitive-behavioral therapy, Aaron T. Beck being the other.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Relationships Across the Lifespan (1996)

by Jeffrey S. Turner

Albert Ellis (1913- ) is the founding father of rational emotive therapy, a cognitively based form of psychotherapy aimed at correcting faulty or distorted styles of thinking. Ellis received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University ...

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (2010)

by Irving B. Weiner, W. Edward Craighead

Rational Emotive Therapy Albert Ellis (1913–2007), initially trained as a psychoanalyst, went on to develop rational...

Albert Ellis had a unique personality and style that can be appreciated by anyone who attended any of the thousands of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Services (2014)

Master Review and Tutorial for the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner Examination (HS-BCPE) by Howard Rosenthal

Albert Ellis, who believes humans naturally think in an irrational, illogical, and unscientific manner. REBT is an active-directive treatment approach, meaning the therapist might talk as much or more than the client.

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People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us. (Albert Ellis)
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