EP95 Invited Address 01a – The Evolution of Albert Ellis and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) – Albert Ellis, PhD | Instant Download !
My own physical disabilities as well as my performance anxiety during my childhood and adolescence impelled me to read many ancient and modern philosophers who had worked on the philosophy of human happiness and unhappiness. Thinking about their views and adapting them to my own life, I made myself distinctly less disturbed as well as less disturbable. After I tried several psychotherapy systems-especially psychoanalysis with my clients for the first dozen years of my practice, I found them all woefully inefficient and often iatrogenic. So, I went back to philosophy, welded some of its best elements with experiential and behavioral methods that I had also effectively used on myself, formulated Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and have kept developing and adding to it for the past forty years.
- To list three reasons why Albert Ellis originated REBT in 1985.
- To describe four important changes in REBT over the past 40 years.
- To list four of the differences between REBT and other cognitive-behavior therapies today.