reality therapy

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reality therapy

a form of psychotherapy developed by William Glassner. The aims are to help define and assess basic values within the framework of a current situation and to evaluate the person's present behavior and future plans in relation to those values. The emphasis in treatment is on the present rather than the past and on behavior rather than feelings; it focuses on responsible behavior as a means of personal fulfillment.

reality therapy

A people-friendly and people-centred format of psychotherapy in which the patient is taught to deal with the present, address unmet social needs and transition from failed behaviours to developing satisfying interpersonal relationships .

reality therapy

A psychiatric treatment based on the concept that some patients deny the reality of the world around them. Therapy is directed to assist patients in recognizing and accepting the present, instead of dwelling on the past. Patients undergoing reality therapy are helped to cope with present demands, limit distortions, and anticipate future needs.
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I'd like to re-identifty, in my own words, the very problem that any genuine reality theory has to deal with in terms of scientific epistemology as follows (as I have stated elsewhere on past occasions, especially in my work on a new kind of Reality theory, namely "The Surjective Monad Theory of Reality" or "Surjective Monism", and on my seminal address "On Meta-Epistemic Determination of Quality and Reality in Scientific Creation").
Driving school BSM, which recently introduced the UK's first driving simulators, has launched a Web site for learner drivers which features an interactive virtual reality theory test.
It includes virtual reality theory where learner drivers use their skills to negotiate around a virtual town answering theory test questions to keep on moving.