Pioneering therapist explains his philosophy

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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.

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.