In January 1955, Albert Ellis founded Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), thereby starting the Cognitive Revolution in Psychology. REBT, which is both a psychotherapy and a philosophy of living, inspired the development of other approaches that now fall under the rubric of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
Aaron Beck, originator of Cognitive Therapy, has said the following about Albert Ellis:
"There is no question that Ellis is the pioneer in modern-day psychotherapy. He really cleared the road for the rest of us who followed behind him...He's absolutely right about the shoulds and the musts...I do want to personally thank him for what he's done in helping me to develop my own therapeutic techniques."
Dr. Ellis left us on July 24, 2007. In the last year of his life, Dr. Ellis was working on the book titled "Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives". This book is co-authored by Mike Abrams and Lidia Abrams. I am happy to inform that this book is to be released soon.