The psychologist Albert Ellis died at the age of 93. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Psychologist who came up with Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in 1955 to help those struggling to live fulfilled lives. For decades he was the president of the New York City-based Albert Ellis Institute, which he founded.
He was born the eldest in his family and had two siblings.
He was 93. The cause, after extended illness, was kidney and heart failure, said a friend and spokeswoman, Gayle Rosellini. Dr. Ellis (he had a doctorate but not a medical degree) called his approach rational emotive behavior therapy, or R.E.B.T.
In the old days we used to get more referrals, because people had insurance that paid for therapy. Now they belong to HMOs, and we can only be affiliated with a few HMOs.
I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
Let’s suppose somebody abused you sexually. You still had a choice, though not a good one, about what to tell yourself about the abuse.
People don’t just get upset. They contribute to their upsetness.
I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955; later I used the term rational emotive. Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist.