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About the Author

Dr. Albert Ellis holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and is President of the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy in New York City. He is the founder of rational-emotive therapy (RET) and the grandfather of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT). Several professional societies have honored him: He holds the Humanist of the Year Award of the American Humanist Association, the Distinguished Psychologist Award of the Academy of Psychologists in Marital and Family Therapy, and the Distinguished Practitioner Award of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. The American Psychological Association has given him its major award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Knowledge (and the American Association for Counseling and Development has given him its major Professional Development Award.) He has published more than 70 books and over 700 articles on psychotherapy, sex, love, and marital relationships. Still going strong, he sees about 70 individual clients and conducts 5 group therapy sessions each week at the psychotherapy clinic of the Institute, supervises interns and postdoctoral fellows, and gives numerous talks and workshops in the United States and abroad.

Professor Michael E. Bernard is the Founder of You Can Do It! Education, a program for promoting student social-emotional well-being and achievement that is being used in over 6,000 schools in Australia, New Zealand, England and North America. After receiving his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he worked for 18 years in the College of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia. In 1983, he was appointed as Reader andCoordinator of the Master of Educational Psychology Program. From 1995-2005, he was a tenured professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling, College of Education, at California State University, Long Beach. Professor Bernard has worked as a consultant school psychologist helping families and schools address the educational and mental health needs of school-age children. He has spent extensive time counseling children with emotional, behavioral or academic difficulties. Professor Bernard is a co-founder of the Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and is the author of many books on REBT. For eight years, he was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. He is the author of over 50 books, 15 book chapters and 30 journal articles in the area of childrena (TM)s early childhood development, learning and social-emotional well-being as well as parent education, teacher professional development and school improvement. Today, Professor Bernard is an international consultant to universities, educational authorities, organisations and government. He is a professor at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Education.

Raymond Chip Tafrate, PhD is an associate professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. As a clinical psychologist, his work has focused on disorders commonly found in criminal justice settings. His research on the nature and treatment of anger has been published in scientific journals and books for practitioners, and has been presented at conferences throughout the United States and abroad.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 179 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel; 1 edition (August 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806520108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806520100
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The authors present both an overall framework for controlling anger and a multitude of specific techniques you can use. This very practical book is written in a much more modern style than most of Ellis' previous books. If you want results and are willing to work for them, order this book--and start working. These methods work!
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In order to take advantage of this book, you need to focus on the thoughts creating anger. That's the whole clue. The book won't tell you what to do with your emotions or feeling of anger because the whole point is thoughts create feelings, so change your thoughts and your feelings will also change by default. How do you change your thoughts? Read the book and you'll find out.
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I purchased this book to be used in a paper I was writing for school only to find myself sucked into it and realizing how easy it is for anger to become the primary reaction. I wish these types of book were available in schools.
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It has a lot of good stuff you can use. I used it with teenagers in counseling. Obviously it is REBT, so you have to be at least CBT to appreciate it. Personally, I love Ellis, I have studied at his institute, and always find his teaching incredibly useful.
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I have a HORRIBLE temper and have for as long as I can remember. When I saw this book, I hoped it could guide me to get control of my temper. This book was originally published over four decades ago and has been revised and updated. The first part of the book explains the REBT method to reduce your angry reactions. The book states we commonly make ourselves angry at individuals we know well. This is very true for me. While I do find I will get angry at strangers my temper mainly is set off by family members. REBT uses self-teaching methods to help you deal with you anger. I will admit I was a little overwhelmed by all the information in this book but I did learn a few steps to controlling my anger that I think have been helpful to me. Something as simple as expressing my feelings without attacking the other person. I am one to rage and then regret the things I say later. I have been doing the PMR (Progressive Muscle Relaxation) technique and so far it has been a big help. I think there is definitely a lot of useful information in this book. I received this book for free to read and give my honest review.
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Excellent cognitive therapy book for anger problems. As a practicing psychologist, I have treated a few hundred individuals for problems with anger control over the past 14 years. After introducing a patient to cognitive and behavior therapy over a few weeks, I then use at least two books: First, The Anger Control Workbook by McKay and Rogers (outstanding and thorough) and second, How To Control Anger Before It Controls You by Albert Ellis. The excellent book by McKay and Rogers contains a step-by-step anger treatment that can be much longer than expected for some patients, mostly because the anger inoculation training component can sometimes take several weeks to complete. It is recommended to use during therapy with a psychologist. Ellis' book is often great to keep a patient progressing in their work on anger. It is practical and useful. It contains some of the best cognitive therapy-based discussions of anger found in a self-help book. Albert Ellis is always at least mildly entertaining for a reader, but keep in mind that he is irreverent and uses profanity. If this does not offend you, you will enjoy the book, but more importantly, find it very effective in helping you to improve your anger problems.
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This type of self help can be used in all areas of our lives. It helped me take control of how I feel and how I express my feeling. If you get angry or depressed, these these techniques will help.
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This book has a great therapy meathod called Rational Emotive Behavior Training that helps you figure out where your anger comes from and how to change your response. THIS IS A VERY EFFECTIVE BOOK AND I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WITH AN ANGER PROBLEM.
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