chapter  14
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Denial

ByJOSEPH GERSTEIN

First, I should assert that it is a great honor to be asked to participate in this wonderful project to honor Dr. Ellis’ memory and memorialize his manifold contributions to theoretical and practical psychology. Second, I am not formally trained in REBT nor in “Addictionology” and come by any knowledge I might have in those areas by an avocational involvement as a volunteer in the SMART Recovery Movement (SelfManagement And Recovery Training), an REBT-based self-empowerment approach to helping people with substance or behavioral addictions help themselves.