"You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it." ~Albert Ellis Hi REBT Mates! This one really pisses some people off, especially those who are quite invested in thinking about their depression as "genetic" […]
Oh well! One of the most useful and powerful REBT-CBT disputation tools!
A new reader asks how to dispute an "overgeneralization" Hi Newbie, Welcome! I often use "overgeneralization" in a loose way to mean exaggeration. However, if you are using the term in the way that Burns coined it, OVERGENERALIZATION: You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat. You arbitrarily conclude that one […]
What if you only understand your REBT process “intellectually”? I am not as warm & fuzzy as Will is on this point.
We have been having some great discussions lately over at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup. Thm raised an honest and important question and was kind enough to allow me to re-post it here. Thanks, Thm! His question and my response follows. Your follow-up comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed.
This is a follow-up to my post from last month “What if you only understand your REBT process intellectually?”
Albert Ellis Donald Robertson Epictetus Stoic philosophy is among the many influences Drs. Ellis and Beck drew upon in developing REBT and CBT. However, there is a conundrum or a seeming conundrum between REBT’s emphasis on “disputing” and the stoic preference for “distancing.” In this sense, stoic philosophy may have more in common with […]