With a New Foreword by Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
"No individual--not even Freud himself--has had a greater impact on modern psychotherapy." –Psychology Today
Classic Self-Help From A Respected Pioneer Of Psychotherapy
Anger is universal. Unchecked, it can cause lasting damage in our lives: wrecked relationships, lost jobs, even serious disease. Yet in these increasingly stressful times, all of us have acted in anger--and often wished we hadn't. Is there a way that really works to solve problems and assert ourselves without being angry?
The answer is a resounding yes, if you follow the breakthrough steps of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This proven approach, developed by world renowned psychotherapist Dr. Albert Ellis, has withstood the test of time, helping countless people deal effectively with emotional problems.
Using easy-to-master instructions and exercises, this classic book will show you how to apply REBT techniques to understand the roots and nature of your anger, and take control of and reduce angry reactions. Here you will discover:
The rational and irrational aspects of anger
Special insights into your self-angering beliefs
How to think, feel, and act your way out of anger
How to relax
How to accept yourself with your anger
. . .and much more that will help you challenge and eliminate the anger that can frustrate success and happiness at home, at work, anywhere.
About the Authors:
Albert Ellis, Ph.D. founded Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), the pioneering form of the modern Cognitive Behavior therapies. In a 1982 professional survey, Dr. Ellis was ranked as the second most influential psychotherapist in history. His name is a staple among psychologists, students, and historians around the world. He published over seven hundred articles and more than sixty books on psychotherapy, marital and family therapy, and sex therapy. Until his death in 2007, Dr. Ellis served as President Emeritus of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, which provides professional training programs and psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups. To learn more, visit www.albertellis.org.
Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. He frequently consults with criminal justice agencies and has trained thousands of professionals to work more effectively with adolescents and adults with difficult-to-change problems such as alcohol and drug dependence, anger regulation difficulties, and persistent criminal behavior. Dr. Tafrate's work has been published in scientific journals, books, and demonstration DVDs for practitioners, and has been presented throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. His books include Forensic CBT: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Anger Management for Everyone: Seven Proven Ways to Control Anger and Live a Happier Life.
Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, Ph.D. is Director of Professional Education and licensed Staff Psychologist at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI). After earning a B.S. degree from Villanova University, Dr. DiGiuseppe received his Ph.D. from Hofstra University in 1975. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at AEI in 1977. In 1980 he became the Institute's Director of Professional Education, a position he has held since then. He has trained hundreds of therapists in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) throughout the world. His present scholarship focuses on clinical aspects of anger and RE&CBT, on which he lectures widely.