“Guide To Rational Living” by Dr. Albert Ellis is his flagship book about his run and REBT.
REBT == Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy( a type of cognitive therapy that started developing shortly before the standard CBT we know of today ).
Dr. Ellis’s opinions about psychology and REBT changed much since this book was originally published in 1961. There are many out of date editions for sale onliine.
To get the latest edition with the most up to date content make sure you have the 3rd 1975( august) edition. For some reason some book sites list this publishing year as 1997. Regardless, the edition you buy should have 23 chapters. Earlier editions do not.
Earlier editions are also obsolete in having opinions Dr. Ellis strongly recanted as his own experience taught him new things.
This should be your table of contents 😛 TAGEND
Foreward by Melvin Powers
Introduction to the Third Editiion, Revised and Updated
How Far Can You Go With Self-therapy? You Largely Feel the Way You Guess Feeling Well by Guessing Straight How You Create Your Feelings Thinking Yourself Out of Emotional Disturbances Recognizing and Reducing Neurotic Behavior Overcoming the Influences of the Past Is Reason Always Reasonable? Refusing to Feel Desperately Unhappy Tackling Your Dire Need for Approval Reducing Your Dire Fears of Failure How to Stop Blaming and Start Living How to Feel Frustrated but not Depressed or Enraged Controlling Your Own Emotional Destiny Conquering Anxiety and Panic Acquiring Self-discipline Rewriting Your Personal History Accepting and Coping With the Grim Facts of Life Overcoming Inertia and Getting Creatively Absorbed Additional Rational Approaches to a Good Life Additional Emotive and Behavioral Approaches to A Good Life Research Evidence Supporting the Principals and Practice of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy Acquiring Profound Rational Philosophies to Stimulate Yourself Remarkably Less Disturbed and Less Disturbable.