reality therapy


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Related to reality therapy: Rational Emotive Therapy

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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When conceptualizing client behavior from a choice theory perspective, the reality therapy approach to treatment planning utilizes diagnostic descriptions but places less emphasis on them than do many traditional approaches.
A tenet of reality therapy is that we change ourselves, not other people (at least not directly).
I journeyed to Los Angeles from Cincinnati many times over the next three years and in 1975 was invited to be among the first 30 people certified in reality therapy.
And notwithstanding, in our theoretical review, we can also incorporate reality therapy as a theoretical and practical approach as mentioned by William Glasser (Moore, 2001) that stress upon a recipients personal responsibility for thought and action in the "use of Afrocentricity with techniques of reality therapy as therapeutic bases for substance abuse treatment with a population of Afro-American male adolescents" (p.
The book begins with background on choice theory and reality therapy and an interview with key figures William and Carleen Glasser, who first formulated reality therapy.
Reality therapy, domestic violence survivors, and self-forgiveness.
The presence of the cat did stimulate responsiveness, provide pleasure and act as a form of reality therapy (Brickel, 1979, 1980).
Clinical observations during virtual reality therapy for specific phobias.
Virtual reality therapy employs similar techniques based on the idea that the brain can be deceived.
In Virtual reality therapy for anxiety disorders: Advances in evaluation and treatment.
And a first round of studies has shown that virtual reality therapy for PTSD is effective, he noted.
Choice theory evolved from William Glasser's development of reality therapy and control theory (Glasser, 1998).