14. Albert Ellis Interviewed by Michael E. Bernard (from 1986 to 2004)

  1. Michael E. Bernard

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470973097.ch14

Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Legacy of Albert Ellis

Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Legacy of Albert Ellis

How to Cite

Bernard, M. E. (2010) Albert Ellis Interviewed by Michael E. Bernard (from 1986 to 2004), in Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Legacy of Albert Ellis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470973097.ch14

Author Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683125

Online ISBN: 9780470973097

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Keywords:

  • Albert Ellis - interviewed by Michael E. Bernard (1986 to 2004);
  • excerpts, shedding additional light - on Ellis' views on how REBT, increases life happiness and reduces emotional misery;
  • On a Philosophy of Life as Therapy - REBT, for people not having a specific problem;
  • mental health of people in twenty-first century - getting upset about mental health;
  • spirituality, two different meanings - one of them being crazy, and the other being quite sane;
  • one political cause, discussed today - being war against nuclear warfare;
  • future of the human race, unless REBT - and other sane therapies, get people to give up absolutistic, devout dogmatic bigotry;
  • technology today revolving around - world-shattering bombs, weapons that can blow us apart;
  • future of REBT, two aspects - one being to give it away more to the public;
  • on self-actualizing - humans, being shown what to do, for enjoying themselves much more

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • On a Philosophy of Life as Therapy

  • On Religion

  • On Spirituality

  • On Politics

  • On the Mental Health of People in the Twenty-first Century

  • On the Future of the Human Race

  • On the Future of REBT

  • On Rational Beliefs and the Degree of Self-acceptance

  • On the Need to Strengthen Rational Beliefs

  • On Self-downing

  • On Self-Actualizing

  • On Homosexuality

  • On Marriage

  • On Sex

  • On the Use of REBT in Diverse Cultures

  • On the Use of REBT with Men and Women

  • On Dispelling Myths about REBT

  • On the Professional Acceptance of REBT

  • On His Work Ethic

  • On His Morning Mindset

  • On Dealing with Physical Ailments

  • On Satisfying Moments Over the Years

  • On His Recent Pleasurable Moments

  • On His Regrets

  • If He Had to Do It All Over Again?