Segments in this Video

Understanding School Bullies (10:12)


Albert Ellis talks with young Ken who is being bullied and teased at school by his classmates. Ellis explains to the boy that he has control of his own emotions and reactions. Ellis indirectly emphasizes to Ken the importance of using rational-emotive imagery.

Using Humor to Control Emotions (07:54)

Ellis believes words can only hurt people if they believe they are terrible and will hurt them psychologically. Using logical thinking, Ken is able to overcome the emotional response he has to being bullied. Ken now believes he does not have to condemn himself just because his classmates condemn him.

Therapy Analysis (08:23)

Thomas W. Allen and Ellis discuss the psychological methods behind the therapy session Ellis just conducted with young Ken. Ellis reveals he had used rational emotive therapy techniques during this session. Ellis explains if he had more time to work with Ken, he would have used additional psychological techniques in order to help the young man cope with the effects of school bullies.

Credits: A Demonstration With an Elementary School-Age Child (00:25)

Credits: A Demonstration With an Elementary School-Age Child

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Albert Ellis: A Demonstration With an Elementary School-Age Child

Part of the Series : Pioneers of Counseling: In Their Own Words
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In this video demonstration with a young child, Albert Ellis illustrates his therapeutic method. Ellis describes his conception of the problem, what he sought to accomplish as a therapist, and the general application of rational-emotive psychotherapy to children.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: FMK150029

ISBN: 978-1-64347-534-9

Copyright date: ©1972

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