Albert Ellis

Psychologist, Academic

1913 – 2007

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Who was Albert Ellis?

Albert Ellis was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He held M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and American Board of Professional Psychology. He also founded and was the President of the New York City-based Albert Ellis Institute for decades. He is generally considered to be one of the originators of the cognitive revolutionary paradigm shift in psychotherapy and the founder of cognitive-behavioral therapies. Based on a 1982 professional survey of USA and Canadian psychologists, he was considered as the second most influential psychotherapist in history.

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Born
Sep 27, 1913
Pittsburgh
Also known as
  • Άλμπερτ Έλις
Religion
  • Atheism
  • Humanism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • City University of New York
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • City College of New York
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Jul 24, 2007
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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