This book provides specific, realistic ways to keep people and events from pushing your buttons. It does so without resorting to theoretical jargon, “new age” psychology, or positive thinking quick fixes. Instead, this book provides the reader with a set of specific skills that can be used to help them react more effectively in the face of potential button-pushers. The skills defined here can be used in work, home, or social situations. The chapters are filled with work sheets to help readers define the onset of inappropriate responses and practice alternative, healthier behaviors or responses.
This course is based on the book, How to Keep People from Pushing Your Buttons created by Ellis, Albert, Ph.D, & Lange, Arthur, Ed.D.
Course Material Author
Ellis, Albert, Ph.D, & Lange, Arthur, Ed.D.
Dr. Ellis is the father of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and president of the Albert Ellis Institute. He is author of more than sixty books.
Ellis, Albert, Ph.D, & Lange, Arthur, Ed.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
to understand how people allow others to push their "buttons"
to explain an alternative to thinking that leads to upset feelings
to describe four steps to changing the way one thinks
to explore applications of alternative thinking to the job, spouse relationships, and parenting
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Faculty: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
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