About RE & CBT

What is RE&CBT?

RE&CBT is the pioneering form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, first introduced by Dr. Albert Ellis in 1955.

Is RE&CBT in mainstream psychotherapy?

Yes. It is practiced by thousands of clinicians worldwide, and is respected internationally. Its research database is considerable and growing.

Are Rational and Cognitive Therapies evidence-influenced?

Yes. To read the most concise review of the data, please consult: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Current Status by W. Dryden and D. David; Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly; Volume 22, Number 3, 2008, pp. 195-209.

Where can I learn more about Rational and Cognitive Therapies?

To learn more about Albert Ellis’ RE&CBT, please consult The Albert Ellis Institute or its website (

To learn more about Aaron Beck’s version of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, called CT, please consult the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, or its website (