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.
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.
"The long-awaited book from the master of reality therapy. This easy-to-read volume provides both clinical insight and empirical evidence. It is must reading for therapists in the second century of therapy and for educators at any level." -- Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D., Governors State University
"I like this book and think it is a valuable addition to those who are interested in learning more about the theory and practice of reality therapy...Robert Wubbolding's book does distill the essential theory of reality therapy (and control theory), but extends some of Glasser's work by going into more practical applications." -- Gerald Corey, Ed.D., California State University
"Overall, this book makes an effort to "move with the times" with bold clinical initiatives. This book is useful to anyone who wants to learn the know-how of reality therapy. The seasoned counselor will also find the book to be helpful, since a number of the ideas are new an contemporary." -- Kit S. Ng, Marriage and Family Therapy and Psychological Services at Kean University