William Glasser: Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Quality Schools
William Glasser ( 1925-) is a board-certified psychiatrist and founder/president of the Institute for Reality Therapy which in 1996 was renamed The William Glasser Institute. He is best known for Reality Therapy. A New Approach to Psychiatry ( 1965), a book that describes a method of psychotherapy recognized worldwide. Reality Therapy operates on the premise that it is more important for the client to confront his or her inappropriate behavior by dealing with the present rather than dwelling upon the past. Glasser translated his Reality Therapy counseling techniques into school-based procedures in his book Schools without Failure ( 1969). His recent interests have been in the application of Choice Theory ( 1998) and W. Edwards Deming's definition of "quality' to schools and school curricula. Glasser continues to write and lecture on these ideas. His books have been translated into seven major languages.
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