Contrary to what some people erroneously believe, REBT does recognize that we may be strongly influenced by events in early life. Much of our philosophy of life—what we think about ourselves and our values—is learned from past experiences. But the past is with us in the form of beliefs that we carry in our head in the present. REBT hones in on the beliefs that are harmful in our current emotional life and behavior—whether those beliefs arose in the distant reaches of our youth or within the past few weeks. REBT believes that the “nuttiness” of our past exerts its influence in our current-day thinking patterns and beliefs. Although we cannot change the past, we can change how we let the past influence the way we are today and the way we want to be tomorrow. In this sense, REBT is an optimistic approach to living and to solving problems.
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AEI NewsAnnouncement from Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D. Director of the Albert Ellis Institute
In accordance with the mission of the Albert Ellis Institute to promote emotional and behavioral health through research, practice and training of mental health professionals in the use of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) as a comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapy, the Institute is pleased to announce the next phase of expansion by the launch of two new treatment and research centers. For more information, please visit:
Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Center (EDTRC)
Center for the Treatment and Research of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders
Group PsychotherapyAnger Management Group
Wednesdays ● 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leaders: Ray DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Rosina Pzena, M.S. and Mark Schiffman, M.S.
For more information, or to schedule a screening, please call (212) 535-0822.