Albert Ellis was one of the most influential psychotherapists of all time, revolutionizing the field through his writings, teachings, research, and supervision for more than half a century. He was a pioneer whose ideas, known as Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), formed the basis of what has now become known as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), the most widely accepted psychotherapeutic approach in the world. This book contains some of Ellis' most influential writings on a variety of subjects, including human sexuality, personality disorders, and religion, with introductions by some of today's contemporary experts in the psychotherapy field. The 20 articles included capture Ellis' wit, humor, and breadth of knowledge and will be a valuable resource for any mental health professional for understanding the key ingredients needed to help others solve problems and live life fully.
About the Author:
Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University and a psychologist at the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Dr. Carlson has authored 60 books and 175 articles, and produced over 300 professional videos.
William Knaus, EdD, is a former professor and one of the original directors of postgraduate training at the institute that Albert Ellis founded. He has authored or co-authored 20 books, 75 articles, and over 100 Psychology Today self-help blogs. He originated the research-supported Rational Emotive Education Program for children and adolescents. Dr. Knaus is best known for his seminal work on procrastination and its solutions.