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Online Training at WGII

We are happy to announce that we will be offering our intensive training in Reality Therapy/Choice Theory online from now on.

In this time of COVID restrictions we think it more necessary than ever that people have the opportunity to learn the power of Choice Theory to enhance our ability to understand ourselves, our relationships and our lives. Applying Choice Theory to our own lives enhances wellbeing, and helping others with Reality Therapy or in education or management settings brings theory to life and has the potential to enhance the lives of all who use it.

This course is a stand-alone course that will give you ideas and skills that you can begin to use immediately in your work and life, but it can also be the first stage of the 5-stage process of Certification in Reality Therapy, accredited by William Glasser International.

You can now take our Basic Training Course from the comfort of your own home. The course has full recognition from William Glasser International.

DATES: Our first Basic Training Course in Reality Therapy/Choice Theory will start on Saturday, November 7th (3 hours in the morning, and two in the afternoon), and will continue on 5 Monday evenings (3 hours per session). The course concludes on Saturday December 12th (5 hours).

Participants will undertake 5 hours of offline independent study, to reach the total 30 hours of the course. A dedicated Moodle link will be provided for access to support materials.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

  • access to ZOOM on laptop or PC (phone or tablet apps will not be effective).
  • a copy of Dr Glasser’s last book: “Take Charge of Your Life”, whether on Kindle (current cost: €2.72) or in paperback (€11 online). This is the core textbook for the training course.
  • attend all the sessions to attain the WGI Basic Course Certification, which is essential if they wish to continue on to further levels of training.

Cost of Training:€395. To apply, please CLICK HERE and mention this course. (Our normal application form is temporarily out of order!)

If you are interested in hearing about new courses, we invite you to consider joining our mailing list for “interested persons”.  Read more about this HERE!

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?