Friday, June 20, 2008

News From the REBT Network

REBT Moves Forward
The first two of a series of summit conferences on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy recently concluded.  A special meeting on training and development followed. The outcome of both the summit conference and training conference points to an exciting future for REBT as developed by Dr. Albert Ellis.


 International REE Committee Formed
The formation of an international committee to advance Rational Emotive Education is a major step towards the introduction of REBT to school students around the world.


 New Ebook Released
The REBT Network is pleased to announce the release of  How to Conquer Your Frustrations by Dr. William J. Knaus. This (PDF) eBook is available as a free download from the REBT Network website. The Network is grateful to Bill Knaus for making this book available all. How to Conquer Your Frustrations shows you how to accomplish what you want in life, and how to apply revolutionary stress-reducing strategies to rid yourself of destructive habits -- smoking and overeating, among others -- and of impatience, worry, depression, and boredom.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Albert Ellis's new book, Personality Theories, soon to be released

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.