Call for the Reinstatement of Dr Albert Ellis as President of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, sign now


We, the undersigned, are very concerned by the extreme action of the board of the Albert Ellis Institute in dismissing the President, Albert Ellis, who not only created the system of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, upon which the Institute is based, but who also bought the building in which the Institute is housed, recruited and trained all of the current and former staff members of the Institute, and wrote most of the books and pamphlets that are sold by the Institute, and who almost single-handedly promoted REBT into a prominent role worldwide, but who is also 92 years old, and physically unwell.

We have read the New York Times article (which is displayed on the foot of this web page:, about 80\% of the way down the page), and we agree with Dr Ellis that he has been treated unfairly. We agree with other commentators that he has been the victim of a palace coup; and we call for him to be reinstated forthwith, and treated with the dignity , respect and sympathy that he deserves for his fifty years of dedicated, and single-minded devotion to the Institute and its work.

We also call for an investigation into the circumstances in which the Executive Director brought about this scandalous act of organizational destruction; the immediate reinstatement of Dr Ellis as President of the Institute; and a public apology and appropriate compensation package.

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Latest Signatures

  • 23 February 2016850. Mark M
    I support this petition
  • 22 February 2016849. Becky T
    I support this petition
  • 18 February 2016848. A Christinek
    Dr. Ellis has my full support. I urge the Board of Directors to reconsider their actions.
  • 27 January 2016847. Nina Rp
    These actions are clearly illegal and discriminatory as well as fraudulent legally and ethically. The people instigating the removal of Dr. Albert Ellis should have legal action taken against them to remove them from the Institute altogether. Dr. Ellis is
  • 31 December 2015846. Carla Mm
    greed and ageism seem to be driving the actions of the Institute
  • 31 December 2015845. Chris S
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015844. Valerie Savoiel
    This appears to be continued exploitation of Dr. Ellis' commitment to his life work. I am pleased with his in response to the unconscienable acts of this board. Hopefully, he will successfully sue and remove each member involved.
  • 21 December 2015843. Dave H
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015842. Dr Williamw
    The Institute's new leaders bring disrespect to the Institute, and to Al.
  • 01 December 2015841. David C
    What are they THINKING?
  • 29 November 2015840. Stanley O
    Dr Ellis: I fully support your reinstatement as President of the AEI. Dr Broder: Please do yourself a favor, eat that frog and go away.
  • 27 November 2015839. John S
    Dr. Ellis helped me tremendously in my emotional crisis in 1968. I had very little money, and 2 or 3 Workshop sessions, then priced at $2 each, rehabilitated me enough so that I could start on reconstructing my life. I am now a successful art photographer
  • 26 November 2015838. Steven E
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 2015837. Joan An
    I stubbornly refuse to make myself miserable about this treatment of the man I have always loved to hate. I dispute the irrational beliefs of the decisionmakers.
  • 05 November 2015836. Annemarie R
  • 03 November 2015835. Walter B
    Albert Ellis IS Rebt. He created it. He is its foremost exponent. To have Rebt, or the Albert Ellis Institute, without Albert Ellis, is a veritable contradiction in terms. Al is an imperfect human being. It would appear that one of his flaws was in choosi
  • 18 October 2015834. Deanna Kossg
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2015833. Josie K
    I support this petition
  • 14 October 2015832. Kevin B
  • 10 October 2015831. Saima D
    It is a blow to the REBTer
  • 08 October 2015830. Steve L
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015829. Lorie S
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 2015828. Ted W
    Dr. Broder will draw an estimated salary of close to $400,000 in 2005. Due to Dr. Broder taking excess benefits from the AEI, he needs to immediately be removed from the board.
  • 27 September 2015827. Margaret Janb
    Broder is disturbed.
  • 26 September 2015826. Larry Khille
    Next step: Dump Broder and McMahon
  • 08 September 2015825. Rainer W
    You grossly mistreat the man who created your jobs. You're doing it to him at the age of 92. That's really shameful. It's not going to work in the long run, by the way, as the information on this whole palace coup is out the door. In the long run, the onl
  • 02 September 2015824. Ram N
    I support this petition

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