His research and publications focus on suicide.
His research and publications focus on suicide, including cognitive characteristics of suicidal individuals, classification issues and the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic interventions. Dr. Ellis is the author of Cognition and Suicide: Theory, Research and Practice
and the co-author of Suicide Risk: Assessment and Response Guidelines
and Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy.
He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctorate from Baylor University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.