REBT: Past, Present and Future

  • Ruth Malkinson
Original Article


In this article, I reflect on what I believe are Albert Ellis’ important contributions to the field of psychotherapy. Having worked closely with Albert Ellis for 32 years, I offer my opinions on some misconceptions of Albert Ellis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Israeli Center of REBTRehovotIsrael

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