"The most detailed examinations of self-defeating behavior I have ever read.... Very useful." - Albert Ellis, PH.D., President, Institute of Rational-emotive therapy, and author of A New Guide to Rational Living
"Some of my patients would not need therapy if they would read this book." - Dr. Alan Loy McGinnis, author of The Power of Optimism
The groundbreaking theory expounded in Self-Defeating Behaviors asserts that, with each new moment, people have the ability to make a choice for either a self-defeating or self-enhancing behavior; this is the guide to freeing ourselves from the inappropriate and crippling behaviors that sabotage our success.
Milton R. Cudney, Ph.D., (1930-1992) was a professor of counseling at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dr. Cudney originated the theory to eliminate self-defeating behaviors which asserts that at each new moment people have the ability to make a choice for either a self-defeating or life-enhancing behavior.