Clinical, family, rationalemotive therapy, sex therapy, psychotherapy
1913, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Albert Ellis (September 27, 1913 – July 24, 2007) was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). He held M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and American Board of ...
Albert Ellis (September 27, 1913 – July 24, 2007) was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). He held M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He also founded and was the President of the New York City-based Albert Ellis Institute for decades. He is generally considered to be one of the originators of the cognitive revolutionary paradigm shift in psychotherapy and the founder of cognitive-behavioral therapies. Based on a 1982 professional survey of USA and Canadian psychologists, he was considered as the second most influential psychotherapist in history (Carl Rogers ranked first in the survey; Sigmund Freud was ranked third).
Executive Director, Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy
Humanist of the Year, American Humanist Association
Distinguished Psychologist Award, APA Division 29
Distinguished Psychologist Award, Academy of Psychologists in Marital and Family Therapy
Distinguished Sexologist Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Sex
Distinguished Sex Educator and Therapist Award, American Society of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
APA Distinguished Award for Professional Contributions to Knowledge
Member, National Academy for Practice in Psychology
Editorial Board, Journal of Rational-Emotive Therapy, Journal of Marriage and the Family, International Journal of Sexology, Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, Psychological Reports, Existential Psychiatry, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Journal of Sex Research, Voices, Art and Science of Psychotherapy, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Individual Psychology, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
1953 Is the vaginal orgasm a myth? In A. P. Pillay and A. Ellis (eds), Sex, Society and the Individual. International Journal of Sexology.
1958 Sex Without Guilt. Lyle Stuart.
1962 Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy. Citadel Press.
1971 A 23-year-old girl, guilty about not following her parents' rules. In A. Ellis (ed.), Growth through Reason. Science and Behavior Books.
1975 A New Guide to Rational Living. Wilshire (with R. A. Harper).
1979 Rational-emotive therapy: Research data that support the clinical and personality hypotheses of RETX and other modes of cognitive-behavior therapy. In A. Ellis and J. Whiteley (eds), Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Rational-emotive Therapy. Brooks Cole.
1982 Rational-emotive group therapy. In G. M. Gaxda (ed.), Basic Approaches to Group Psychotherapy and Group Counselling. Thomas.
1982 Rational-emotive family therapy. In A. M. Home and M. M. Ohlsen (eds), Family Counseling and Therapy. Peacock.
1983 An overview of rational-emotive approaches to the problems of childhood. In A. Ellis and M. Bernard (eds), Rational-emotive Approaches to the Problems of Childhood. Plenum.
1984 Rational-emotive therapy. In R. J. Corsini (ed.), Current Psychotherapies. Peacock.
1985 Resistance: Rational-emotive Therapy with Difficult Clients. Springer-Verlag.
1985 Expanding the ABCs of rational-emotive Therapy. In M. J. Mahoney and A. Freeman (eds), Cognition and Psychotherapy. Plenum.
1985 Jealousy: Its etiology and treatment. In D. C. Goldberg (ed.), Contemporary Marriage: Special Issues in Couples Therapy. Dorsey.
1985 Love and its problems. In A. Ellis and M. Bernard (eds), Clinical Applications of Rational- emotive Therapy. Plenum.
1996 Better, Deeper, and more Enduring Brief Therapy: The Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Approach. Brunner/Maze!.