Albert Ellis trained as a psychotherapist in the 50s but soon decided Freudian therapy was just too slow and passive. He developed his own methods, now called Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, designed to get results more quickly. This laid the foundations for what has become known as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – a very successful modern form of treatment.
Here he explains his forthright philosophy of life and why he doesn’t care what other people think – unless they’re patients of course!
About the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:
- Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion
- The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic
- Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
- Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
> From Psychology Today