Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis, PhD

Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis is a licensed psychologist (Australia) and mental health counselor (New York), adjunct professor at Columbia University TC, and is affiliated with several major psychological associations and societies − including being a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association. She has a doctorate in alternative medicine (MDAM) from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine in affiliation with the World Health Organization, from whom she also received a gold medal (1993) in recognition of her service to the field of alternative and holistic medicine.

Dedicated to her husband, the great pioneering and remarkable psychologist Albert Ellis PhD, they worked together for several years giving public presentations and professional trainings on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), as well as collaborating on writing and research projects, until his death in 2007. She continues to present, practice and write about his groundbreaking approach of REBT.

She currently has a private practice in New York City, and also delivers lectures, workshops and seminars throughout the U.S.A. and across the globe.

For more information about Debbie's workshops and books see her website at: www.debbiejoffeellis.com.

We are honored to dedicate our book to Albert Ellis, who is a pioneer in the field of psychotherapy, and are honored that the book opens with a chapter by Dr. Debbie Ellis who wrote about her precious years with Al, along with how REBT continues to remain one of the pioneering therapies in our field.
Below is an interview with Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis and co-editors Stanley Krippner and Harris Friedman, with host Jean Fox recorded on December 5, 2020 discussing the book chapter she wrote in honor of Al's pioneering work that she continues on to this day.