Reality Therapy for the 21st Century / Edition 1

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This text aims to be a comprehensive, practical, clearly illustrated examination of reality therapy. It includes an historically significant interview with William Glasser, MD, multicultural applications and research based studies. Its goal is to enhance the skills of helpers so that clients may live a more effective life through a total balance of love, health, and happiness. To help teach reality therapy, the author encapsulates the delivery system into the acronym "WDEP". It is expanded to include 22 types of self-evaluation which counsellors and therapists can use to shorten therapy time in the current managed care environment. Each component of the delivery system is illustrated with dialogues so that the reader can see exactly how the system is practical and immediately usable.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560328865
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Prologue. Getting Down to Cases: How Would I handle Conflicts? Choice Theory: What Is It? Other Systems: How Is Reality Therapy Different? History: What Are the Origins? Personality: Why and How Do People Do What they Do? More Specifics: What Other Ideas Do I Need to Know? Treatment: Is It Used Individually, in Groups and in Family? Getting Even More Specific: The Atmosphere. The Procedures: What are the Interventions I Need to Use? Style, Language, Communication, and User Qualities. Multicultural Dimensions of Reality Therapy. Research Studies: How Do I Know it Works? Epilogue. References.
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From the Introduction:

"Does your work cause you stress? Does traffic cause you aggravation? Does inclement weather cause you (or anyone else) anxiety?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, this book is for you. If you counsel anyone or teach anyone or manage anyone who would answer "yes" to these questions, this book is for you. This book will help you deal with people who see the causes of their behavior originating outside themselves. A diligent study of the theory and delivery system presented in this book will help you discover a path leading to more internal happiness, increased peace of mind, and more harmonious human relationships. It requires consistent hard work and there is no absolute guarantee. Though the skills presented in this book are intended to be used in your professional capacity as a leader, counselor, therapist, or manager, they also apply to your personal growth and well being...

Revolutionary since its inception, reality therapy, a method of counseling, psychotherapy, and education, was founded by William Glasser, MD, who developed and practiced it in a mental hospital and a correctional institution. Now used in virtually every kind of institution and in many cultures, it applies to all types of relationships: therapy, teaching, managing, marriage, parenting, family, friendship, and professional consultation among colleagues...

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