Relapse Prevention Strategies

Relapse prevention strategies are designed to build healthy habits of thinking, speaking and behaving. Consider this statement regarding the power of words. “Be careful of what you think about. Your thoughts become words, your words become actions, your actions become habits,...

Defeating Negative Thinking

Negative thinking is easy to acquire and once it becomes a habit, requires consistent effort to change. Defeating negative thinking requires you to first become aware of what your negative thoughts and when they occur. Next, you need to make a list of the negative thoughts. Then,...

Self Help Books

I have been using self help books as a supplement to my work with clients for over 40 years. My mentor, Dr. Albert Ellis was one of the earliest psychologists to write his own self help books. Bibliotherapy is widely used by therapists in their work with clients. The reading of...

Why Diets Fail

As a  psychologist who has worked with many individuals who want to lose weight, I can tell you that most of them could write their own books about diets. The problem is seldom, lack of knowledge about what to eat and what not to eat. The issue for most people is that a...

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive Therapy, or CBT is an approach taught and practiced by an increasing number  of mental health professionals because of its emprical base, practical appeal and clinical effectiveness. A variantof CBT is Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy or REBT. While CBT was developed...

Cognitive Therapy for Anger

Cognitive Therapy for Anger  is becoming an increasingly common reason for referrals in my clinical psychology practice. Anger problems effect our physical and mental health, emotional well being, relationships and virtually all areas of our life.A recent study reported in the...

Self-Help Books

Self-help books have been growing increasingly popular over the past 50 years. One of the earliest and best of the bunch continues to be  Albert Ellis’s, “A New Guide to Rational-Emotive Therapy”.  As a practicing cognitive-behavioral therapist, I have recommended this and other...
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