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Albert Ellis



September 1994 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"Yankura and the indefatigable Dryden do not only pay tribute to Albert Ellis with this book, but have also given an excellent review of his work and how this grew out of his personal development. It deals with major contributions to theory and practice, criticisms and rebuttals, and presents a no-nonsense overview of the overall influence of the grand old man, who is definitely one of the giants in our field. A select bibliography of Ellis's work completes the book. The text is written eloquently and comprehensively, providing the reader a quick and compact insight into salient issues. I would recommend this book to novices as well as advanced psychotherapists of all persuasions alike." --Maurits Kwee in Behaviour Research and Therapy Albert Ellis is the founder of rational-emotive therapy, a therapy that is influential not only in its approach, but also as the precursor of the larger cognitive-behavioral therapy movement. This concise volume presents an overview of the life of Albert Ellis and highlights the events and experiences that influenced him to pursue a career in psychotherapy. The authors discuss Ellis's theoretical and practical contributions to psychotherapy, and look at the famous ABCs of rational-emotive therapy--the key concepts of ego disturbance and discomfort disturbance--and Ellis's views on therapeutic efficiency. A final chapter considers the overall influence of Ellis on the field of psychotherapy and provides a useful conclusion to a book that will prove invaluable for all therapists and counselors.
 
The Life of Albert Ellis
 
Major Contributions to Theory
 
Major Contributions to Practice
 
Criticisms and Rebuttals
 
The Overall Influence of Albert Ellis
 
Select Bibliography of Ellis's Works

`This is an outstanding overview of the man and his work. The text is concise, organized and very readable. It would certainly serve well as an introduction to the theory and practice of REBT, as well as being a book that many practitioners will wish to own. This is a welcome addition to this excellent series and is highly recommended to all therapists' - Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

`[An] excellent exposition... Yankura and Dryden emphasise well the difference between the methods of REBT and other therapies... The development and changing emphases of Ellis' work are superbly illustrated' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling

`Yankura and Dryden provide the reader with useful insights into the charismatic guru of REBT, Albert Ellis... The book contains the major theoretical position, furnishing readers with a digestible definition of philosophical humanism and presents Ellis' position on therapeutic and untherapeutic interventions... a respectful testament' - Clinical Psychology Forum

`Yankura and the indefatigable Dryden do not only pay tribute to Albert Ellis with this book, but have also given an excellent review of his work and how this grew out of his personal development. It deals with major contributions to theory and practice, criticisms and rebuttals, and presents a no-nonsense overview of the overall influence of the grand old man, who is definitely one of the giants in our field... The text is written eloquently and comprehensively, providing the reader with a quick and compact insight into salient issues. I would recommend this book to novices as well as advanced psychotherapists of all persuasions' - Behaviour Research and Therapy

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Joseph Yankura

Windy Dryden

Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach.  He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. More About Author

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