Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry
Glasser's theory that emotionally distressed individuals are behaving irresponsibly because "they deny the reality of the world around them" resonates with me in my classroom. While not always practical (or defensible, in my opinion) I am definitely tweaking my approach in my classroom. My new mantra will be "are you doing the responsible thing?" Teach students that fulfilling their needs has to be done so as not to deprive others of the ability to meet theirs.
Kind of been d ...more
I do not doubt the words of Dr.Mowrer O. Hobart, in the forward that “[t]his is a significant book”. It is with the utmost professional respect that I render this review as a critique; or if you prefer an opinion; and as Walter Kaufmann(1954) famously interpreted Friedrich Nietzsche in The Portable Nietzsche, “Against that positivism which stops before phenomena, saying "there are only facts," I should say: no, it is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations…”.
From the introduction...more
I do appreciate it's potential benefits in the event of ...more
That said, Glasser's book basically says that therapists need to show the patient what is reality and not accept excuses about past events or such. Glasser's ideas of taking responsibility for your actions, t ...more
Many "pioneers" of therapeutic interventions often fall into this trap of convincing themselves, and trying to convince others, that their idea is perfect as it is. Having read the newer stuff first and coming back to this book, I can say that this is not at ...more
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