He would have been a security problem for any jail he would have been at. The judge was cognizant of that.
You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
We teach people to be flexible, scientific and logical in their thinking and therefore to be less prone to brainwashing by the therapist.
There are three musts that hold us back I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.
Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it's conditional.
Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change.
People don't just get upset. They contribute to their upsetness.
In the old days we used to get more referrals, because people had insurance that paid for therapy. Now they belong to HMOs, and we can only be affiliated with a few HMOs.
If something is irrational, that means it won't work. It's usually unrealistic.
If I had been a member of the academic establishment, I could have done other experiments.
I'm very happy. I like my work and the various aspects of it-going around the world, teaching the gospel according to St. Albert.
I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
I hope to die in the saddle seat.
I get people to truly accept themselves unconditionally, whether or not their therapist or anyone loves them.
Freud had a gene for inefficiency, and I think I have a gene for efficiency.
For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is childish dependency.
By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.
As a result of my philosophy, I wasn't even upset about Hitler. I was willing to go to war to knock him off, but I didn't hate him. I hated what he was doing.
I think it's unfair, but they have the right as fallible, screwed-up humans to be unfair that's the human condition.
I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.
We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today.
There's no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.
I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis, but the analysts weren't listening to my objections. So I finally quit after practicing it for six years.
I just had a client this week who came to me after 10 years of Freudian therapy. He's in love with his analyst, and she is sort of in love with him.