Albert Ellis (1913-2007) held M.A and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. He was the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), the pioneering form of the modern Cognitive Behavior therapies. He was the president of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, where he practiced individual and group psychotherapy, supervised and trained psychotherapists, and presented many talks and workshops at the Institute and throughout the world. He published over seven hundred articles and more than sixty books on psychotherapy, marital and family therapy, and sex therapy.
"...easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to remember -- the
hallmarks of any good self-help volume. Readers who heed these
cogent recommendations...are likely to find life more livable and
decidedly more enjoyable."
--Arnold A. Lazarus, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Rutgers University, author of Martial Myths Revisited and co-author of The 60-Second Shrink
"...explains healthy thinking, healthy emotions, healthy behavior. Detailed examples for building lasting emotional well-being."
"...the author is still a force to be reckoned with in... field of psychotherapy and education for mental health."
"...well worth reading carefully...almost equivalent to a visit with Albert Ellis."
--Raymond Corsini, PhD, clinical psychologist (ret.), editor, Encyclopedia of Psychology, Current Psychotherapies and Handbook for Innovative Psychotherapies
"Ellis' ideas for fighting everyday frustration are often quite wonderful... There's lots of great information here..."
"I find the book useful, insightful, and even fun, and do recommend it..."
--Betty Street, MSSW, LCSW; NASW Mississippi Chapter Newsletter
"This book is highly recommended."
--Carolyn Johnson, MSW, ABIL Newsletter
"Virtually everyone has a need to feel better at some time and this self-help guide, writer in Ellis's customary down-to-earth style, does the trick. It worked for me, and it can work for you..."
--Cyril M. Franks, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Rutgers University, Editor, Child & Family Behavior Therapy