Thursday, July 26, 2007

Albert Ellis died

Albert Ellis has died.

His work in the 1950's on what he called Rational Emotive Therapy eventually lead Beck to develop what he called Cognitive Therapy. Most of Ellis's emphasis was just in pointing out how intellectually empty Freud was, and he was eventually successful in bringing the mainstream psychiatric community around to rational thinking.

Beck's work in Cognitive Therapy, combined with Zoloft, probably saved my life. I'm not exaggerating.

I don't think Cognitive Therapy would have been conceived if Ellis hadn't lead the way.

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