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The Historical and Philosophical Context of Rational Psychotherapy : the Legacy of Epictetus

Author: Windy Dryden; Arthur Still
Publisher: London : Karnac Books, 2012.
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This book brings together the papers written by the authors over the last fifteen years on the historical and philosophical foundations of Albert Ellis' Rational Psychotherapy (later Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, REBT) and its relationship to Stoicism, especially the later practical form represented by Epictetus. It goes beneath the well known similarities between Stoic "spiritual exercises" and modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Still, Arthur.
Historical and philosophical context of rational psychotherapy.
London : Karnac Books, 2012
(DLC) 2013431839
(OCoLC)774490136
Named Person: Epictetus.; Epictetus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Windy Dryden; Arthur Still
ISBN: 9781849409926 1849409927 1280686138 9781280686139
OCLC Number: 795120242
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 237 pages)
Contents: COVER; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHORS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE The place of rationality in Stoicism and REBT; CHAPTER TWO Ellis and Epictetus: dialogue vs. method in psychotherapy; CHAPTER THREE The intellectual origins of Rational Psychotherapy: twentieth-century writers; CHAPTER FOUR REBT and rationality: philosophical approaches; CHAPTER FIVE Rationality and the shoulds; CHAPTER SIX When did a psychologist last discuss "chagrin"? American psychology's continuing moral project; CHAPTER SEVEN The social psychology of "pseudoscience": a brief history. CHAPTER EIGHT Historical aspects of mindfulness and self-acceptance in psychotherapyCHAPTER NINE Marginalisation is not unbearable; is it even undesirable?; CONCLUSIONS; REFERENCES; INDEX.
Responsibility: Arthur Still and Windy Dryden.

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Brings together the papers written by the authors over the years on the historical and philosophical foundations of Albert Ellis' Rational Psychotherapy (later Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy,  Read more...

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