The New Rational Therapy: Thinking Your Way to Serenity, Success, and Profound Happiness / Edition 1

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Overview

Throughout the ages, great thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Aquinas,Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, and many others have had incredibly useful things to say about overcoming the strife of everyday living and attaining happiness. Unfortunately contemporary approaches to psychology have made only limited use of this guidance. At last, here is an uplifting psychology that systematically applies the wisdom of the ages to attaining life pregnant with insight, meaning, value, and purpose. Guided by the vision of great minds, this book shows you how you can still feel secure and hopeful in a precarious, uncertain universe; face evil with life-affirming courage; build self-esteem, respect for others, and global reverence; become your own person; take control of you're emotions and behavior; strengthen your willpower; confront moral problems creatively; build rapport and solidarity with others; and hone your practical decision-making skills. Unlike classical approaches to rational psychology that only scratch the surface of what's deeply wrong in your life, The New Rational Therapy gets to the core and offers you penetrating, philosophical antidotes for transcending your malaise, and for attaining an enduring, profound happiness.
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Editorial Reviews

PsycCRITIQUES
Cohen does a masterful job of melding concepts of positive psychology into his own theories of rational therapy.
— Sara Dettinger Martino
Metapsychology Online Reviews
This is a genuinely useful book that deserves a wide readership. It could help a lot of people become a great deal happier.
— Kevin M. Purday
Dr. Shlomit C. Schuster
The New Rational Therapy is an intelligent and clearly written book. It is enjoyable to read, and it gently induces the reader to self-knowledge and self-improvement. The light of reason that shines through this new therapy can indeed be the right medication for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders. Professional care givers can find new inspiration in the “Eternal Logos” reshaped as a Logic-Based talking cure (LBT) and use its wisdom in their own working settings. The New Rational Therapy presents the ripened fruition of Dr. Elliot Cohen’s many years of research and clinical practice; it will be the remaining crown of excellence and distinction on his labor.
Samuel Zinaich
In his New Rational Therapy, Elliot Cohen identifies eleven common and destructive patterns of reasoning that, left unchecked, can substantially impair personal happiness. He provides many useful antidotes to counteract the poisonous effects of these cardinal fallacies.
Albert Ellis
An amazingly profound book.
PsycCRITIQUES - Sara Dettinger Martino
Cohen does a masterful job of melding concepts of positive psychology into his own theories of rational therapy.
Metapsychology Online Reviews - Kevin M. Purday
This is a genuinely useful book that deserves a wide readership. It could help a lot of people become a great deal happier.
James P. Sterba
Clearly written and well argued, Cohen sets out eleven philosophical prescriptions that really can improve our everyday lives. If more philosophers followed Cohen's lead in their work, there will be many more (employed) philosophers and even more satisfied students of philosophy.
Shlomit C. Schuster
The New Rational Therapy is an intelligent and clearly written book. It is enjoyable to read, and it gently induces the reader to self-knowledge and self-improvement. The light of reason that shines through this new therapy can indeed be the right medication for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders. Professional care givers can find new inspiration in the “Eternal Logos” reshaped as a Logic-Based talking cure (LBT) and use its wisdom in their own working settings. The New Rational Therapy presents the ripened fruition of Dr. Elliot Cohen’s many years of research and clinical practice; it will be the remaining crown of excellence and distinction on his labor.
Shlomit C. Schuster Ph.D.
The New Rational Therapy is an intelligent and clearly written book. It is enjoyable to read, and it gently induces the reader to self-knowledge and self-improvement. The light of reason that shines through this new therapy can indeed be the right medication for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders. Professional care givers can find new inspiration in the “Eternal Logos” reshaped as a Logic-Based talking cure (LBT) and use its wisdom in their own working settings. The New Rational Therapy presents the ripened fruition of Dr. Elliot Cohen’s many years of research and clinical practice; it will be the remaining crown of excellence and distinction on his labor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742547346
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,436,995
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.85 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D., is executive co-director and co-founder of the American Society for Philosophy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy; professor and chair at the Indian River College; editor-in-chief and founder of The International Journal of Applied Philosophy and The International Journal of Philosophical Practice. Author of twelve books and numerous articles, his most recent book on philosophical counseling is What Would Aristotle Do? Self-Control through the Power of Reason. Other recent books include Philosophers at Work: Issues and Practice of Philosophy; The Virtuous Therapist: Ethical Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy; and News Incorporated: Corporate Media Ownership and its Threat to Democracy.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The New Rational Therapy Chapter 3 Feeling Secure in an Imperfect Universe Chapter 4 Confronting Evil, Growing Stronger Chapter 5 Building Respect Chapter 6 Being Your Own Person Chapter 7 Controlling Yourself Chapter 8 Becoming Morally Creative Chapter 9 Empowering Others Chapter 10 Connecting with Others Chapter 11 Exercising Good Judgment Chapter 12 Acquiring Practical Wisdom Chapter 13 Your Profound Happiness
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