Lluis Botella (
Mon, 2 Oct 1995 11:28:14 --100

On the subject of the differences between PCP therapy and more rationalistic approaches
I recall being uncomfortably shocked by Albert Ellis at a workshop he gave at Barcelona
a couple of years ago. His attitude towards clients seemed to me extremely authoritarian,
and he stated (in front of an audience of about 300 people) that neurotics are neurotics
because (quote) they're 'out of their fucking mind'. I don't mean that as a critique to RET,
since any approach ultimately trascends its own advocates, but I can't help wondering
how many constructivists would endorse that assertion and to what extent Albert Ellis has
become a too radical advocate of his own ideas.


Luis Botella