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Words From Albert Ellis

NYT: “Albert Ellis, sometimes called the Lenny Bruce of psychotherapy, had a different use for the phallus from Freud’s: action, not analysis. Or, action! he might say, adding his favored punctuation mark and maybe italics, too, lest the emphasis remain undetected.”

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Albert Ellis, R.I.P.

NYT: “Albert Ellis, whose streamlined, confrontational approach to psychotherapy made him one of the most influential and provocative figures in modern psychology, died early today at his home in an apartment above the institute he founded Manhattan. He was 93. The cause was kidney and heart failure, said a friend and associate, Gayle Rosellini.”

I studied Ellis’s theories while getting my Masters in Psychology. While a bit brash, I was turned on by his no nonsense approach to therapy. But then, I read Man’s Search for Meaning (MSFM) and was blown away by Frankl. MSFM is my bible and use the techniques everyday when dealing with work or personal issues.

Sad to hear about Ellis passing away.

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