Saturday, March 22, 2008

Dr. Albert Ellis, creator of Psychology's Cognitive Revolution, changed Psychology and Psychotherapy forever in early 1950s when, disappointed with slowness and frequent ineffectiveness of Freudian psychoanalysis, he emphasized the role thoughts play in creating emotions and behaviors. His form of therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), which he initially called Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), is evidence-based and is the foundation of all Cognitive Therapies.

Author of more than 75 books and 1200 articles, Albert Ellis is generally recognized as the world's greatest psychologist and psychotherapist. Among psychologists, he is rated as being more influential than Jung, Freud, or Skinner. More psychotherapists practice his form of therapy than any other.

Millions of individuals have benefited from Albert Ellis' teachings, which, more than psychotherapy, constitute a comprehensive philosophy of living.

Considered by us to be the greatest thinker of all times on causes and cures of human suffering, Albert Ellis faced great adversities in last several years of his life. He was removed from the Board of Albert Ellis Institute, the Institute which he founded and supported all his life. Bravely fighting serious illnessess and injustices, Dr. Ellis left us on July 24, 2007.

Dr. Albert Ellis was a living embodiment of his own philosophy. He tried to apply his theories to himself as honestly as he could, making himself a product of his own ideas as his ideas were a product of him.
You may visit and to know more about Albert Ellis and REBT.

Welcome to this new blog in honor of Dr Albert Ellis.This blog is open to everyone, from beginners to experts. You are encouraged to post your questions, opinions, comments, and experiences with REBT. Also, we are willing to discuss any topic rationally and scientifically.


Gayle said...

Hello, Sanjay,

It is a great pleasure to participate in a discussion of Albert Ellis and R.E.B.T. I will be available for discussion and friendly chat with all people who are interested in learning more about Dr. Ellis and his legacy of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy.

Warmest Regards,

Anonymous said...

hi, people don't need to sign up for google, to make comments on this blog.

they can just post anonymously, or even just using a Name with the "choose an identity" button below.

as long as the owner of the blog allows this option.

Sanjay said...

Dear Gayle and Anonymous!
I am so happy to receive your comments. I hope this blog becomes a place for lively discussion on REBT and how we apply it to our daily life problems to enhance our happiness.
Participation with disclosing the name or even anonymous comments are most welcome.
Kind regards,

Anonymous said...

Hi Sanjay

I would just like to wish you the best of luck with your blogspot. It's great to have another outlet dedicated to promoting REBT and the wonderful legacy which Albert Ellis left.


Anonymous said...

Are there any books by Dr. Ellis that the patient can read?

Sanjay said...

Dr Ellis developed REBT as a psychotherapy as well as a philosophy of life. He wrote several self-help books (along with books for professionals), which can be read by the persons seeking help. These books are very helpful, in fact there is evidence that people derive great help from books, something known as bibliotherapy.

Among his self-help books,I particularly like: A guide to personal happiness, How to stubbornly refuse to make yourself miserable about anything, yes anything!, How to make yourself happy and remarkably less disturbable, Anger: how to live with and without it, Albert Ellis Reader, and A guide to rational living.
If you please tell me for which kind of problem you want to read his books, I may be able to find a book more specifically.

Almost complete list of Ellis' books is available at

Best wishes,

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