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 […]
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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. 4,625 total views, no views today Originally […]
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"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" […]
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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 […]
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Will Ross explains the different types of disputing If Forum want to dispute well, don't miss this excellent article by Will… 17,307 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-02-07 19:47:55.
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What if you only understand your REBT process “intellectually”? I am not as warm & fuzzy as Will is on this point. 2,810 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-11-27 03:09:37.
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This is a follow-up to my post from last month “What if you only understand your REBT process intellectually?” 351 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-12-07 04:07:02.
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