Albert Ellis Tribute Book Series Launched

Update: You can read an updated announcement - including a list of books already published, or soon to be published - here (PDF).

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."

Albert Ellis

Writing was one of Albert Ellis' great passions. It is fitting that we honor Al's memory and his enormous contributions through The Albert Ellis Tribute Book Series which is done to help advance his life's work for promoting rational thinking and living.

There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for this undertaking.

Tribute book topics will reflect Al's diverse interests and writings. The series will include books of readings for professionals, psychology self-help, psychotherapy theory and practice, the application of philosophy to clinical practice, professional guides for working with special populations, and classroom and college texts.

Although series books are linked to Al's seminal ideas, the series will include books with innovative ideas, new formulations, and advancements in psychotherapy.

No single publisher can reasonably handle all topics. Thus, tribute books will be published by different publication houses.

This is a serious undertaking. We have multiple publishers who either are in process of publishing tribute series books, or have a high interest in reviewing proposals that fit their publication plans. Our goal is to have a minimum of 12 quality series books. Four are already in process. We'll say more about them later.

If you have a tribute book idea, or book that is in process that you want us to consider for the tribute series, send your idea to

For books that we think fit the spirit of the series and our objectives, a sub-committee of editorial board members are prepared to make suggestions on crafting book proposals. We'll make introductions between authors and publishers.

We'll endorse and support tribute series books.

This is an all volunteer effort. We are not agents or publishers. Contracts are worked out between authors and publishers.

Beyond a publisher's normal promotional efforts we plan to support tribute books through web sites, list serves, and in other ways to get the word out to potential readers.

The tribute series is dedicated to Albert Ellis. But it is also dedicated to the development and promotion of great ideas in the field of psychotherapy.

Please lend us your support.  Working together, we can make a difference.



Bill Knaus, Ed.D., Founder of Rational Emotive Education; Former Director of Training, Institute for Advanced Study in Rational Emotive Therapy. Author of seminal work on procrastination.

Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D., ABPP Distinguished Professor; Governors State University ; Proponent of Adlerian psychotherapy.

Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D., Professor, Indian River State College; Adjunct Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine;  Founder, Logic-Based Therapy.



Irwin Altrows, Ph.D., Associate Fellow and Training Faculty, REBT; Adjunct Assistant Professor (Psychiatry) and Clinical Supervisor (Psychology), Queens University.

Guy Azoula, Ph.D., French representative for Rational Emotive Education. Supervisor, REBT; Teacher at the French cognitive behavior association.

Aaron T. Beck, M.D., University Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; founding fellow and former president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Joel Block, Ph.D., ABPP, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Einstein College of Medicine; Author of books on improving relationships.

Walter Block, Ph.D., The Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics at Loyola University; Author of a dozen books and over 200 scholarly articles.

Giulo Bortolozzo, M.S., Australian representative for Rational Emotive Education; Author of People and Emotions and Have a Go Spaghettio!.

Chuck Carins, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Linguistics, City College, New York.

Nick Cummings, Ph.D,, Former President, American Psychological Association; President, Cummings Foundation.

Rene F.W. Diekstra, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Roosevelt Academy International Honors College, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Rev. Thomas A. Downes, Ph.D., Long Island College Hospital Chaplain; Master Chaplain, Academy of Certified Chaplains.

Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D., Fellow and Supervisor, REBT; Author of Three Minute Therapy and Stage Fright; Past President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.

Debbie Joffe Ellis, Lic. Psychologist(Australia); Lic. Mental Health Counselor(New York); REBT Fellow, Supervisor, and Presenter; Wife of Albert Ellis. Private practice, New York City.

David Ellis, JD., Intellectual Property and Patent Attorney; Former Adjunct Professor, University of Florida and Stetson University.

Susan Ellis, Ph.D., Licensed psychologist; Certified Family Mediator; Author of Make Sense of Your Dreams, and Make Sense of Your Feelings.

Frank Farley, Ph.D., Former President, American Psychological Association; H. Carnell Professor at Temple University.

Pam Garcey, Ph.D., Adjunct Psychology Professor, Argosy University-Dallas; Clinical Supervisor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Edward Garcia, MA., Former Director of Training, Institute for Advanced Study in Rational Emotive Therapy; Co-Author of Building Emotional Muscle and Homer the Homely Hound Dog.

H. Jon Geis, Ph.D., Original Director of Training, Institute for Advanced Study in Rational Emotive Therapy; Taught at New York University, Columbia University, and Yeshiva University.

Joe Gerstein, MD., Founding President, SMART Recovery Self-Help Network; Harvard Medical School (retired).

Russ Greiger, Ph.D., REBT Supervisor; Adjunct Professor of the University of Virginia; Six books and over fifty professional papers and chapters on REBT.

Nancy Haberstroh, MBA, Ph.D., Primary US representative of Rational Emotive Education; Director of Psychological Services, Monson Developmental Center.

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno.

Howard Kassinove, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology, and Director, Institute for the Study and Treatment of Anger and Aggression at Hofstra University.

Tony Kidman, Ph.D., Director of the Health Psychology Unit, University of Technology, Sidney Australia. Member of the Order of Australia.

Sam Klarreich, Ph.D., President, The Berkeley Centre for Effectiveness, Toronto, Canada.

Gerald Koocher, Ph.D., ABPP, Former President, American Psychological Association; Dean and Professor School of Health and Sciences, Simmons College.

Paul Kurtz, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, Stare University of New York at Buffalo; Founding President, Center for Inquiry; Author of 50 books.

Arnie Lazarus, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University;  Founder, Multimodal Psychotherapy.

Barry Lubetkin, Ph.D., Founding co-President Behavioral Therapy Center, New York; Author books on resolving marital and social anxieties.

John Minor, Ph.D., Associate fellow and training faculty, REBT; Adjunct professor, University of California.

John C. Norcross, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology & Distinguished University Fellow, University of Scranton.

Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D.,Distinguished Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy; Co-Founder, Center for Cognitive Therapy, author of best-selling Mind Over Mood.

Vince Parr, Ph.D., President, Rational Living Foundation, Tampa, FL.

Leon Pomeroy, Ph.D., Adjunct faculty, George Mason University; President of The Robert S. Hartman Institute; Author of The New Science of Axiological Psychology.

Aldo R. Pucci, Psy.D., President, National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists.

Roberta Richardson, Ph.D., Vice-Chair of Association of REBT, UK.

Will Ross, Webmaster,; Author and publisher of online REBT self-help materials.

Gayle, Rosellini, MS., Specialist in 501-c-3, private, non-profit agencies; Treatment of addictions and criminality, author "Of Course You're Angry."

Nosheen Kahn Rahman, Ph.D., Professor\Director of Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Richard S. Schneiman, Ph.D., Co-Director Intermountain Center for REBT, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sanjay Singh, MD, DNB, Ph.D., REBT and REE Representative in India; Associate professor, Department of Dermatology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

Deborah Steinberg, MSW, Fellow and Supervisor, REBT; Child specialty: character development and moral education; Author of How to Stick with a Diet.

Thomas Szasz, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.

Danny Wedding, Ph.D., MPH, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Missouri-Columbia; Director, Missouri Institute of Mental Health.

Richard Wessler, Ph.D., Former Director of Training, Institute for Advanced Study of Rational Emotive therapy; Professor Emeritus, Pace University;  Co-founder, Cognitive Appraisal Therapy.

Janet L. Wolfe, Ph.D., Former Executive Director, Albert Ellis Inst; Adjunct Professor, New York University;  Private practice, NYC.



All Out! An Autobiograpy
This candid autobiography, the last work by renowned psychologist Albert Ellis, is a tour de force of stimulating ideas, colorful descriptions of memorable people and events, and straightforward, no-nonsense talk. Ellis, the creator of one of the most successful forms of psychotherapy-Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)-recounts the memorable episodes of his life; discusses how he coped with emotional problems at different stages of life; describes his love life; and subjects his own self-description to a ruthlessly honest critique. Click here to buy the book.

Shameless Happiness
A concise booklet that outlines the ABCs of unhealthy negative emotions and self-defeating behavior. Shows how to dispute your irrational beliefs. Great for beginners and experienced REBTers alike. Download the book.

Albert Ellis Tribute Book Series Launched
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