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Reality Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1433808531
ISBN-10: 1433808536
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About the Author

Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD, internationally known teacher, author, and practitioner of Reality Therapy, teaches Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His contributions to the theory and practice include the ideas of Positive Symptoms, The Cycle of Counseling, Five Levels of Commitment,and others. He has also expanded significantly the Procedure of Evaluation.

He has written over 130 articles, essays, and chapters in textbooks as well as ten books and published nine videos on Reality Therapy including the widely acclaimed books Reality Therapy for the 21st Century, and A Set of Directions for Putting and Keeping Yourself Together.

His busy professional life includes director of the Center for Reality Therapy, Professor Emeritus at Xavier University in Cincinnati Ohio, and Senior Faculty for The William Glasser Institute in Los Angeles. In 1987 he was personally appointed by Dr. Glasser to be the first Director of Training for the Institute. In this position he coordinates and monitors the Certification, Supervisor, and Instructor Training programs.

Formerly he consulted with the drug and alcohol abuse programs of the U.S. Army and Air Force. He was a group counselor at a halfway house for women, an elementary and secondary school counselor, a high school teacher, and a teacher of adult basic education. For two years he taught for the University of Southern California in their overseas programs in Japan, Korea, and Germany.

Professional memberships include: Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist, member of the American Counseling Association, APA, the American Mental Health Counseling Association, and many other national and state psychological and counseling associations.

Awards received include:

Marvin Rammelsberg Award presented to a person in a helping profession best exemplifying qualities of friendship, brotherhood, and humanitarianism, displays exemplary leadership qualities, made outstanding contributions to professional organizations
Herman J. Peters Award for exemplary leadership to promote the profession of counseling
Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association unique Recognition of Merit Award
Mary Corre Foster Award for exemplifying qualities of leadership within the counseling profession and promoting the standards of excellence within the profession
Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Education, University of Cincinnati 2002
Distinguished Counseling Graduate of the 1970s decade, Counseling Department, College of Education, University of Cincinnati 2005
Gratitude Award for Initiating Reality Therapy in the United Kingdom from the Institute for Reality Therapy United Kingdom, 2009

"He is one of my closest and most trusted associates. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly." William Glasser, MD, Founder of Reality Therapy.
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Product Details

  • Series: Theories of Psychotherapy
  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA); 1 edition (September 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433808536
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433808531
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #965,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Written by Robert Wubbolding who was a leading supporter and protege of William Glasser, the father of Reality Therapy, this book explains the core tenets of Reality Therapy in a clear, non-professional language that belies the complexity of the theory. The entire series by the American Psychological Association is a valuable reference for anyone seeking at-hand references that clearly explain the different theories of counseling today.
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Reality Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy)This book is excellent...well worth the read. Dr. Wubbolding has written a wonderfully readable summary of Choice Theory and its use in the practice of Reality Therapy. He presents all of the key points of Choice Theory in an easily understood and succinct manner. He then goes on to explain its application to the practice of Reality Therapy utilizing the WDEP delivery system. Throughout the entirety, he keeps his explanations clear and concise. This book makes both an excellent introduction to the theory, and an equally excellent review of the theory for anyone wishing to "brush up" for an exam, etc. I highly recommend it!
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A good complement to Dr. Glasser's books. I was worried at first it would just be a re-iteration, but Wubbolding has definitely added some value here, especially in his formulation of the basic human needs.
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Very informative on the practical application of Reality Therapy. Appreciate the fact APA has a video series to compliment. Historical aspect was exciting. Provides a foundation for the theoretical basis.
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By Kim on November 21, 2013
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Excellent book to become familiar with choice theory and reality therapy. Great for those interested in using it for practice.
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The book was just what I was looking for. Good price, great author. It served as the confirmation of CBT options.
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