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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do anti-depressant medications work?”  It would be witless to try to have a credible discussion here about the science.  But we don’t need to delve too deeply into the science when the semantics of the question is so much more compelling and […]

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What is the purpose of life?

We have been having a great time with our friends over at the REBT-CBT Forum discussing the timeless question, What is the Purpose of Life?  Actually, REBT has quite a bit to say about this, but I fear that what it has to say is not very satisfying to those who raise the question!  Click the […]

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 2 Apr 18 in General Semantics, overgeneralization, People Rating, Rating |

On another thread, we have been discussing America being the greatest country in the world, that is so called “American Exceptionalism.” 897 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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How to Learn REBT

Perhapos it is just a teeny bit immodest of me to title this page "How to Learn REBT-CBT" as if starting from a zero baseline, you will be able to practice REBT-CBT just by reading these few pages. Live workshops and face-to-face therapy/coaching/training are of course the best ways to learn, however  lots of people, including […]

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Is The Donald a hero?

This week, billionaire businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ignited a firestorm in the media with his remarks about Senator John McCain’s service record, “He’s no hero!” declares Trump. 3,890 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-07-23 04:38:32.

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Disputing Overgeneralizations

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 2 Dec 17 in Disputing, overgeneralization, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

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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Ten Cognitive Distortions & Four IB’s

Please visit this => page for a list, explanation of and tips for how to use  the Ten Cognitive Distortions and Four IB's (Irrational Beliefs) as conceptualized by David Burns, Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis.      2,973 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-14 18:49:47.

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