Ask Dr. Ellis

Each month Dr. Ellis answered a question posed by a reader. Here are some of the last questions that Dr. Ellis has answered.

July, 2006

Question: How can we have and maintain a good relationship or marriage?

Answer: Read Dr. Ellis's reply.


June, 2006

Question: I am still looking for the Secret of It All, and am having a difficult time finding it. Can you tell me what it is?

Answer: Read Dr. Ellis's reply.


May, 2006

Question: What about obsessive shyness in 2006? Does what you said in 1952 about overcoming severe shyness by approaching possible female partners, as you did when you were 19 years-old, still hold true? Is in vivo desensitization risk-taking still the way to go?

Answer: Read Dr. Ellis's reply.


February, 2006

Question: What if people lie and make false accusations about you and blacken your name among scores of other people? How do you handle this?

Answer: Read Dr. Ellis's reply.


January, 2006

Question: What is shyness and how can I overcome it?

Answer: Read Dr. Ellis's reply.


November 2005

Question: How can you use REBT principles and practices to make yourself happy, particularly when you are faced with injustices and oppositions?

Answer: Read Dr. Ellis's reply.



All Out! An Autobiograpy
This candid autobiography, the last work by renowned psychologist Albert Ellis, is a tour de force of stimulating ideas, colorful descriptions of memorable people and events, and straightforward, no-nonsense talk. Ellis, the creator of one of the most successful forms of psychotherapy-Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)-recounts the memorable episodes of his life; discusses how he coped with emotional problems at different stages of life; describes his love life; and subjects his own self-description to a ruthlessly honest critique. Click here to buy the book.

Shameless Happiness
A concise booklet that outlines the ABCs of unhealthy negative emotions and self-defeating behavior. Shows how to dispute your irrational beliefs. Great for beginners and experienced REBTers alike. Download the book.

Albert Ellis Tribute Book Series Launched
The series will include books of readings for professionals, psychology self-help, psychotherapy theory and practice, the application of philosophy to clinical practice, professional guides for working with special populations, and classroom and college texts. Learn more about the Tribute Series

Albert Ellis Documentary
A documentary about the life and opinions of psychotherapy's most important and influential voice. Watch a preview.

New eBook Released
How to Conquer Your Frustrations by Dr. William J. Knaus. Download the free eBook.

Free e-Book: Rational Emotive Education
Dr. William J. Knaus directly, forthrightly, and with no nonsense about it, shows almost any interested teacher how he or she may use REE in the course of regular classroom lessons and other activities. Download the free e-Book.

REBT Moves Forward
The outcome of two conferences points to an exciting future for REBT. More.

International REE Committee Formed
The formation of an international committee to advance Rational Emotive Education is a major step towards the introduction of REBT to school students around the world. More.

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