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Reality therapy in action

Author: William Glasser
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this plainspoken, welcome follow-up to his 1965 bestseller Reality Therapy, no-nonsense psychiatrist Glasser revisits some familiar psychological terrain and presents a series of candid chats with composite characters closely drawn from his patients. His reality theory emphasizes the importance of conscious choice and personal responsibility as effective alternatives to drugs or electroshock therapy for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Glasser
ISBN: 0060195355 9780060195359
OCLC Number: 41497051
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 243 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Jerry --
Reality therapy in action is supported by choice therapy --
Lucy --
Bea and Jim --
Jeff --
Chelsea --
George --
Jerry (continued) --
Maureen --
Rebecca --
Teresa --
George and Ellen --
Judith --
Roger --
Bob and Sue --
Roger and Tia --
Jerry and Carol --
Final comments.
Responsibility: William Glasser ; foreword by Peter Breggin.
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In this plainspoken, welcome follow-up to his 1965 bestseller Reality Therapy, no-nonsense psychiatrist Glasser revisits some familiar psychological terrain and presents a series of candid chats with composite characters closely drawn from his patients. His reality theory emphasizes the importance of conscious choice and personal responsibility as effective alternatives to drugs or electroshock therapy for redirecting the destructive behaviors often labeled as mental illness. Glasser repeatedly stresses the importance to his clients of meaningful, loving relationships to sustaining good emotional and mental health; 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 transfixed with his similarity to the nasty Jack Nicholson character in the film As Good as It Gets. Wasting no time on exploring dreams or childhood trauma, Glasser hones in on the obstacles to each patient's intimate relationships or normal functioning. While some of the results are extremely positive, not all of the conflicts are resolved favorably or predictably. Taking an unromanticized look at our modern phobias and manias, Glasser offers sharp insights into how making rational, effective choices can heal the mind and soul. 25-city radio campaign.

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