Reality Therapy in Action by William Glasser

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"Dr. Glasser's therapy is based on inescapable truths: Meaningful relationships are central to the good life, the choices we make will determine their quality, and we can only create them if we take responsibility for ourselves without controlling the other person. His vivid stories and dialogues illustrate how to go about creating a good life." -- From the foreword by Peter Breggin, M.D.

In this long-awaited continuation of his most successful book, Reality Therapy, 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.

Dr. Glasser introduces us to among others:

Jerry, who is trying to overcome his obsessive-complusive disorder,

Bea and Jim, a couple who want to rebuild their relationship after Jim's affair, and

Roger, an alcoholic in desperate need of a meaningful relationship

These vivid, almost novelistic case histories bring Dr. Glasser's new version of this 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, Reality Therapy in Action is Dr. Glasser's most accessible book in years.


About William Glasser

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William Glasser, M.D., is a world-renowned psychiatrist who lectures widely. His numerous books have sold 1.7 million copies, and he has trained thousands of counselors in his Choice Theory and Reality Therapy approaches. He is also the president of the William Glasser Institute in Los Angeles.
Published December 8, 1999 by Harper. 243 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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are the hundreds of ways people choose to behave when they are unable to satisfy basic genetic needs, such as love and power.” He interprets brain scan research to show that as patients work in (non-drug) therapy, they begin to make better choices in life, and that as a result, brain chemistry ch...

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those clients include a teenage girl infatuated with promiscuity, a suicidal husband who dreams of becoming the woman he sees when he looks in the mirror, a battered wife fearful of freedom, a potentially explosive teenage boy raised on harsh words and cruelty, and an obsessive-compulsive man tra...

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