Item description for Counseling with Choice Theory: The New Reality Therapy by William M. D. Glasser...
Overview The author of Reality Therapy takes readers to the next stage with his revolutionary treatment--applying it to everyday life--by demonstrating how readers can make better choices and resolve troublesome relationships. Orginally published as Reality Therapy in Action. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
In Counseling with Choice Theory, Dr. William Glasser takes readers into his consulting room and illustrates, through a series of conversations with his patients, exactly how he puts his popular therapeutic theories into practice.
These vivid, almost novelistic case histories bring Dr. Glasser's therapy to life and show readers how to get rid of the controlling, punishing I know what's right for you psychology that crops up in most situations when people face conflict with one another.
Practical and readable, Counseling with Choice Theory is Dr. Glasser's most accessible book in years.
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.82" Width: 5.88" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2001
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
ISBN 0060953667 ISBN13 9780060953669 UPC 099455013000
Reviews - What do customers think about Counseling with Choice Theory?
Make the choice to read a wonderfully practtical guide Mar 17, 2003
The next best thing to watching videos of his work! Glasser explains his techniques and concurrent thinking in a clear and concise manner. Great read and highly recommended.
Before you buy... Jul 5, 2001
I am a believer in many of Glasser's ideas and use his theory within my work. I was so excited to find a new discussion of cases because I had grown so much from <>. I received this book and upon reading the first page realized I was reading something I had read before. This book is the paperback edition of <>. I recommend the book to anyone who desires to be empowered and wants to see where you have more choices than you think. However, if you've read (or like me own) <>, check out something else by Glasser.
Another Grand Slam Home Run for William Glasser! Excellent! Apr 27, 2000
This is in my opinion one of the best works by William Glasser, one that clearly illuminates both Dr. Glasser's thought processes as well as the ethical grid from which he makes his peoplehelping decisions. His focus on choice as the central feature of all human difficulties as well as helping efforts clearly puts him inside of a most noble tradition that includes Thomas Szasz, Harold Greenwald and John Narciso. Regardless of whether you come to this book as a professional or as a layperson, I would recommend that you closely read, study and apply what you can from the sterling case studies Dr. Glasser lays out before you in this book.
The Mind of A Therapist in Action Dec 12, 1999
There is a certain fascination about reading case studies but these are special. The creator of Reality Therapy, William Glasser, opens his mind to the reader explaining the processes that guide his interventions with the clients. This gives a rare insight into the mind of a great therapist and theorist. The book contains 12 case studies some of which are documented over several sessions. They provide a range of typical counselling scenarios and Glasser explains how he applies Choice Theory through Reality Therapy. Several of the cases bring very modern issues into focus.
The book also offers the reader many ideas for dealing with the range of problems represented in its pages. Moreover, it shows clearly just how important a solid guiding theory is in the practice of therapy.
One comforting feature for the professional therapist is Glasser's admission of doubts and even mistakes in his process as he sometimes backtracks to change the focus of his counselling. There is a lot to be learned from his exploratory methods.
I write as an Instructor in Reality Therapy with an obvious personal interest in having a resource such as this available to my own trainees. However I believe that the practice and theory presented in <> will interest all students of counselling and therapy. Its firm approval by people such as Albert Ellis, Gerald Corey and Peter Breggin is a fair indication that this book will have an appeal beyond the confines of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory.
For the lay reader there is the Choice Theory message of personal responsibility, that in all human predicaments we have a choice. This is a message of hope and optimism well suited to a book that greets a new millennium.