Dr. Maxie C, Maultsby, Jr., M.D. passed away Sunday August 28, 2016.
His daughter Evelyn Maultsby Bynum wrote on Facebook – “A great man died on Sunday. He was my father, Dr, Maxie C. Maultsby, Jr. A leader in the field of medicine, selected to be inducted into the “Hall of Fame” for the American Psychiatric Association as a Distinguished Life Fellow, selected as a Magnificent Professor by the Howard University College of Medicine…those are just a two of his massive list of honors and accolades. For those of you sports enthusiasts, in the 1970’s when the University of Madison-Wisconsin football team asked him to help improve their athletes’ performance, he became the first Psychiatrist to ever use Emotive Imagery within the sports field. This is a technique he created with Dr. Albert Ellis, another world renowned Psychiatrist. The football team went on to have a successful season and this method is now commonly used world wide in sports psychology and other areas of therapy. Additonally, those of you who’ve ever worked with a therapist have probably experience the use of Rational Behavior Therapy (RBT)– a psychiatric therapeutic approach now commonly used around the world by Psychiatrists, Psychologists and therapists. Finally, the success of this approach led him to be the first Psychiatrist to ever receive $1 Million to develop an approach for how RBT could be used to treat those individuals overtaken with alcoholism. This grant resulted in many things, key of which was his well known book titled “A Million Dollars for Your Hangover”…now titled “Stay Sober, Stay Straight”. Through my fathers books, lectures, and medical articles, his practices are used around the world…his influence is wide and deep. He will be missed by many…especially by me.”
I took the following from the editorial review on Amazon. Dr. Maxie C. Maultsby Jr. is a most unusual psychiatrist; he is a normal people psychiatrist. That means he is a fully trained, board certified psychiatrist, but by choice he works mainly with normal but excessively unhappy or unsuccessful people. Yet, because they are normal, i.e. possess brains that are free of significant malfunctions, Dr. Maultsby’s patients and readers of his books want and are mentally capable of achieving as much personal success, plus emotional and spiritual satisfaction, for which they are willing to work.
Normal people’s psychiatrists practice the Cognitive-Behavioral psychotherapy and counseling. Dr. Maultsby has had 30 plus years of clinical experience in professional training, research and clinical practice using this treatment method. He completed training in both child and adult psychiatry. He now is a Medical College Professor at Howard University and the author of the only comprehensive, short-term Cognitive-Behavioral psychotherapy and counseling method, called Rational Behavior Therapy, which produces long-term results. Rational Behavior Therapy, Dr. Maultsby’s book by the same name, clearly demonstrates this now well established medical fact: “Much, if not most, anxiety and the other negative human emotions in normal people are unsuspectedly and therefore naively created by those entirely sane, intelligent people themselves”.
His well know research and effective training and treatment methods have made Dr. Maultsby an internationally recognized expert on scientific, yet practical concepts and techniques of healthy human conflict resolution. His self-help books are used by mental health professionals in every area of personal and inter personal conflict resolutions as well as for corporate management development and change management. Larry Wilson’s popular best seller: Play to Win, is admittedly based in large part on Dr. Maultsby’s work on the scientific principles and habits of normal people. Dr. Maultsby is truly the quintessential international expert on efficiently effective personal and organizational development and self-management.