Training Courses 2020

January 11th -12th and January 25th – 26th
March 7th-8th & March 21st-22nd over two weekends Region Dublin
April 6th-10th Easter Region Dublin
June 8th -12th: Region Dublin
July 13th-17th : Venue: UCC, College Road, Region Cork
August 15th/16th and Aug 29th/30th Region: Dublin
Over two weekends Nov. 7th-8th and Nov. 21st -22nd Region Dublin Courses run subject to a minimum/maximum of 6/12 participants. (See Covid-19 note below)

Basic Intensive Week: Training Module 1: Cost: €395

Courses run subject to a minimum/maximum of 6/12 participants.

COVID-19: Due to the current pandemic situation, WGII will be offering courses online. The specific arrangements for such courses will be planned in consultation with the applicants. Any courses involving physical meetings will be in total accordance with Government Health guidelines.

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Reality Therapy: Theory & Practice

Reality Therapy: Theory and PracticeJust published in English,”Reality Therapy: Theory & Practice” makes a fascinating read both for those already familiar with Reality Therapy and for newcomers. The authors go beyond the basics of Glasser’s ideas and give new perspectives to the core concepts of Choice Theory.  The book deals with a range of topics such as relationships, personality and personal well-being, giving the unique RT perspective on these. There are also many scripted examples of counsellor/client interactions and some interesting comparisons with other therapeutic approaches. The authors are Boba Lojk and her late husband Leon Lojk. Completion of the book became a labour of love for Boba after Leon passed away in 2014.

The book has 200 pages and is available in Slovenian, Croatian and English. As soon as this becomes available to buy, we will provide the information here.

Choice Theory for Kids!

Choice Theory for Kids

New situations invite new strategies and that is exactly what the Alethea centre in Dublin has done during the coronavirus crisis. Under the leadership of Norah Finn, she and her staff members have put together a series of online videos to introduce Choice Theory psychology to children.

You can visit the site here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/AletheaServices/  and you will find the first videos dated about four weeks ago. The series involved a short video each day for children and their locked down parents, with tasks built in to demonstrate Choice Theory ideas, and then a follow-up short input every evening.

Norah is a faculty member of William Glasser International and the Alethea centre relies heavily on Choice Theory psychology.

Choice Theory in Russia

One of the interesting developments arising out of the world-wide virus crisis is the increase in the use of video-conferencing technology.

Zoom meeting with Russian group

On Wednesday 6th May, our Russian faculty member, Sergey Bogolepov, had a meeting with some of his students and invited Brian Lennon to attend. In spite of the language barrier an exchange of ideas was possible thanks to Sergey’s interpreting. The questions were probing and the level of motivation of the group was impressive. But then what can you expect from the country of Lev Vygotsky?