ABC Counselling and Psychotherapy, Hebden Bridge
Blog Post No.117
Posted on 13th March 2017 – (Originally posted on 5th February 2015).
Dr Jim’s Counselling Blog: A counsellor blogs about John Reinhard’s misquoting of Dr Byrne’s book about the childhood of Albert Ellis…
Copyright ©Jim Byrne, 2015/2017
It is not easy being me!
(It’s not easy being anybody – but I mostly know about me!)
I wrote a book on the childhood of Albert Ellis, with the intention of correcting the mistakes that persist in REBT (and presumably in derived forms of CBT), which arose out of the psychological trauma inflicted upon Little Albert Ellis by his neglectful parents. My hope was that followers of REBT would take this critique seriously, and set about reforming REBT to make it less distorted by Ellis’s unresolved neuroses – mainly avoidance of emotion, and his (largely successful) attempts to suppress all thought of childhood trauma, in…
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