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A glimpse into the philosophical psychology and the pragmatics of REBT: A suggestion by Wessler

Vol VIII, No. 1, 2008 Comments (0)

James McMAHON
Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA
University of Oradea, Romania

Abstract
From a comment by Wessler made in 2007 that philosophy could be at the center of REBT, the article takes a trip down memory lane concerning Ellis and his philosophical machinations over the years. Thereafter, there is explication of Heidegger’s work as well as existentialism as crucible for REBT. Finally, the idea of using REBT as common language with a client is developed so that new possibilities are constructed within a therapeutic relationship. This writer’s bias toward pragmatism was explicated.

Keywords: rational emotive behavior therapy, philosophy

Pages: 95-116

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