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A Wounded Psychotherapist: : The Childhood of Albert Ellis, and the Limitations of Rebt/CBT

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This book involves a psychoanalysis of Dr Albert Ellis and his Rational system of psychotherapy. It represents an attempt to deconstruct Dr Albert Ellis's story of his childhood, with a view to rescuing 'Little Albert', who has been ignored and discounted by Older Albert, just as he was ignored and discounted by his own parents. It also seeks to evaluate his theory of therapy, and to try to identify links between his major childhood experiences and his adult theories of human ...
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Overview

This book involves a psychoanalysis of Dr Albert Ellis and his Rational system of psychotherapy. It represents an attempt to deconstruct Dr Albert Ellis's story of his childhood, with a view to rescuing 'Little Albert', who has been ignored and discounted by Older Albert, just as he was ignored and discounted by his own parents. It also seeks to evaluate his theory of therapy, and to try to identify links between his major childhood experiences and his adult theories of human behaviour.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781490443799
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2013
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Jim Byrne gained his professional doctorate in counselling from the University of Manchester, and has spent 15 years in private practice in West Yorkshire. He was originally trained as a Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist, and has now created his own integrative form of psychotherapy, which includes elements of REBT, Transactional Analysis, narrative therapy, attachment theory, Zen Buddhism and moral philosophy. He writes extensively on counselling and therapy issues.
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