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The Historical and Philosophical Context of Rational Psychotherapy: The Legacy of Epictetus
Still, Arthur and Windy Dryden (Eds)
Routledge | a Karnac book / Softcover / 2012-05-01 / 1780490232
REBT / Philosophy
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272 pages
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This book brings together the papers written by the authors over the last fifteen years on the historical and philosophical foundations of Albert Ellis' Rational Psychotherapy (later Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, REBT) and its relationship to Stoicism, especially the later practical form represented by Epictetus. It goes beneath the well known similarities between Stoic "spiritual exercises" and modern psychotherapy, to look at the cause of these similarities. These lie in the conceptual continuities that connect the Stoics and other ancient philosophies with the modern cultural framework underlying psychotherapy.

Table of Contents:


CHAPTER ONE:The place of rationality in Stoicism and REBT
CHAPTER TWO: Ellis and Epictetus: dialogue vs. method in psychotherapy
CHAPTER THREE: The intellectual origins of Rational Psychotherapy: twentieth-century writers
CHAPTER FOUR: REBT and rationality: philosophical approaches
CHAPTER FIVE: Rationality and the shoulds
CHAPTER SIX: When did a psychologist last discuss “chagrin”? American psychology’s continuing moral project
CHAPTER SEVEN: The social psychology of “pseudoscience”: a brief history
CHAPTER EIGHT: Historical aspects of mindfulness and self-acceptance in psychotherapy
CHAPTER NINE: Marginalisation is not unbearable; is it even undesirable?


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